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|Call Me MISTER®||
This program aims to increase the number of male teachers and teachers from diverse backgrounds, particularly in low-performing schools, by recruiting diverse teacher candidates, offering loan forgiveness, establishing a cohort system for cultural and social support, and assisting with job placement.
|Tennessee Diversity Innovation Grants||
This grant supports the Tennessee Department of Education's effort to increase the diversity of the educator workforce by providing awards to school districts to create Grow Your Own programs aimed at recruiting and preparing minority teachers.
|A Strong Foundation: Three State Policy Priorities to Give Every Student Effective, Diverse Teachers||
This brief presents three state policy priorities with guiding questions and implementation strategies for attracting and retaining quality teachers. One policy priority focuses on attracting teachers from diverse backgrounds.
|Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) Students: What Educator Preparation Programs Need to Do to Support Teacher Learning||
This policy and practice portrait helps educator preparation programs support educators to be conscious of their own perspectives and biases, have deep knowledge of their students’ cultural backgrounds, establish professional learning communities characterized by multicultural awareness and high expectations, and empower students to become informed citizens through critical thinking skills and informed perspectives.
|PSEL 2015 and Promoting Principal Leadership for the Success of Students with Disabilities||
This tool outlines key competencies for effective inclusive principal leadership within the framework of the Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (PSEL) 2015. It also includes actions states can take to ensure all principals are prepared to create and lead learning environments that meet the needs of students with disabilities.
|Inclusive Education Course Enhancement Module||
This Course Enhancement Module (CEM) on inclusive education is a compilation of resources intended for use in the development and enhancement of teacher and leadership education courses as well as for professional development programs for practitioners. The resources are designed to support a schoolwide approach to delivering supports and services to students with disabilities in general education settings.
|Culturally Relevant Education Course Enhancement Module||
This Course Enhancement Module (CEM) on culturally relevant education is a compilation of resources intended for use in the development and enhancement of teacher and leadership education courses as well as for professional development programs for practitioners. This CEM provides foundational knowledge related to culturally relevant education, including common terms, examples in selected content areas, and information about managing the classroom and individual behaviors.
|Culturally Responsive Teaching Innovation Configuration||
This literature review and innovation configuration matrix helps teacher preparation professionals self-assess the extent to which culturally responsive teaching practices are taught, observed, and applied within teacher preparation and professional development programs.