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As a Minnesota-based company, our hearts are heavy at Learners Edge. Last week we witnessed the death of George Floyd, which brought an outpouring of heartbreak, pain, and anger. As educators, when we come upon challenging situations, our natural tendency is to learn; to dive into varying perspectives, to educate ourselves, and to foster understanding. Amidst disorder and chaos, we gravitate to what we know best – education.

We believe that teachers are remarkably important in the world. As teachers, you are a crucial element in guiding our children to be accepting, compassionate, and informed. Thank you for being the backbones of our communities and providing a foundation of understanding and empathy for our children.

Over the years, we’ve developed resources and courses to educate about equity and culturally responsive teaching. We invite you to use and share these resources.


Free Resources: 
Culturally Responsive Teaching & Diversity

Little_Girls_HuggingFREE WEBINAR: CRT: Strategies to Motivate and Engage

Blog Post: Increasing Student Engagement through Student Led Discussions

Blog Post: 4 Steps Towards a More Inclusive Classroom

Blog Post: Curating a Diverse Classroom Library

Blog Post: Engaging Families and Communities in Students’ Education

Blog Post: 7 Ways to Become a More Culturally Responsive Educator

Explore Our Teacher Resources Page

Professional Development for $1: 
Culturally Responsive Teaching & Equity

Through July 31st, 2020, we’re offering two of our Professional Development courses on Culturally Responsive Teaching & Equity for $1 each. We’ll take 100% of funds raised and donate to Headwaters Foundation for Justice, a Minnesota non-profit organization whose mission is to amplify the power of community to advance equity and justice.

Thank you for being part of change through education - we hope you find all these resources valuable.

PD-124: Culturally Responsive Teaching: Awareness to Action 
(PK-12+ | 10 Hours* | $1)
Explore the foundations of culturally relevant teaching – what it is, why it’s important – and learn actionable strategies to ensure that students of all backgrounds have equitable opportunities for success.

PD-143: Ensuring Equity in Online Education 
(K-12+ | 10 hours* | $1)
Explore best practices on strategies to ensure equity in your online classroom. To reach and teach all learners, participants will investigate challenges and solutions surrounding digital equity that affect English Learners, students receiving special education, and students without internet at home. Reflect on methods for connecting with students, parents, and other educators and use culturally responsive teaching strategies to ensure equity when teaching online.

*Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Learners Edge Letter of Completion for 10 clock hours. University graduate credit/transcripts are not available for Learners Edge professional development offerings.

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