Implementing a DE&I professional development program can feel overwhelming. Where do you start? How do you get buy-in? Should you measure outcomes? In this article, we’ll walk through best practices for delivering diversity programs for teachers and staff.
Here are some questions to consider as you embark on a DE&I program at your school:
With the aid of online learning solutions, rolling out diversity professional development for teachers is easier than it used to be. With Vector Solutions’ Diversity & Inclusion Program, facilitator’s guides that align directly with the content of online courses make it simple for facilitators to bring online lessons into their own digital and in-person spaces.
Whether digital or in-person, these spaces must be inclusive and conducive to dialogue. Here are some practical tips to prepare for the emotions and deep conversation that diversity professional development inspires:
Here’s a glimpse at what inclusive school culture looks like when impactful diversity learning is taking place:
How do you ensure these changes are happening? As with any new initiative, it’s a good idea to measure outcomes and collect feedback. Through anonymous surveys, ask everyone in your school community if they are treated equitably and feel they belong.
Want to see a step-by-step guide on implementing diversity professional development for teachers? Contact us to learn more about our Diversity & Inclusion Program for teachers and staff and its supplemental guides and follow-on learning resources.
Blog contributed by Olivia McGill.