Overview

ANet has been on a long journey toward achieving equitable instruction for all students. As an organization we are redefining what it means to live out these definitions and identify places to disrupt inequities. The resources below are intended to support teachers and leaders with integrating an equity lens into their schools and classrooms. To dig deeper, reach out to your ANet coach.

Develop an Equity Mindset

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Definitions of Educational vs. Institutional Equity and Definitions of Equitable Instruction 

ANet

Infographics highlighting the specific language in how we define equity. Complete a close read of these definitions in grade level teams. Discuss the ways your school’s vision for equity does (or does not) mirror this framing. 

High Expectations and Low Expectations

ANet

Two articles from ANet’s blog that describe the effects of both high and low expectations on students.  Read in small groups of colleagues. Discuss the tangible ways high expectations are communicated to students in your building. 

Growth Mindset 

ANet

An article from Anet’s blog that defines growth mindset, shares the research behind its purpose, and provides a quick strategy for implementation. 

Read in small groups of colleagues. Discuss the tangible ways growth mindset is encouraged for students in your building. 

Diversify Text Selection

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Text Equity Analysis Tracker Template (and guide)

ANet

Tracker to help evaluate texts with the goal of modifying a collection to better represent an array of races & ethnicities, genders, abilities, and socioeconomic backgrounds.  Read the guide first for detailed steps for implementation. Then start small; try taking an inventory of a subset of your curriculum or classroom library by filling out the tracker. Aim to complete this activity with a team of diverse identities, experiences, and perspectives, including student representatives.

Guide for Selecting Anti-Bias Children’s Books

Teaching for Change

List of ways to identify good anti-bias children’s books.  With a small, representative school team, pick 2-3 books to analyze, discuss, and norm on criteria for each indicator. Dedicate time for the group to share their learnings and to support others in using this tool. Eventually consider ways to encourage students to also be critical consumers of texts.

Learning for Justice

Compilation of student tasks, texts, and plans that represent a diverse mix of stories and perspectives.

Before implementing any teaching resources, commit to individual or group learning using the professional development resources.  Treat a webinar or podcast like  a book club with a leadership or grade level team. Share what you learn and then experiment with resources like lesson studies or peer observations. 

Bring a Social Justice Lens to Mathematics

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Mathematics Education Through the Lens of Social Justice

NCSM & TODOS

Position paper that defines what social justice means in mathematics instruction with broad steps for implementation.  Read the position statement and suggested implementation steps. Recognize which steps have not yet been taken at your school, and create a plan to implement one or more of them.

A Pathway to Equitable Math Instruction 

Equitable Math

Specific planning guidance to support Black, LatinX, and Multilingual students to thrive in grades 6-8. Based on your school’s vision for equitable instruction, choose one or more of the five Strides to read, discuss, and implement as a professional learning experience. In particular, Stride 1 provides guidance for dismantling racist practices via a yearlong course of study on the impact of educators’ biases on mathematics instruction.

Evaluate  Instructional Materials  and Assessments

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Culturally Responsive    Curriculum Scorecards

NYU Steinhardt

Rubrics to help determine the extent to which a schools’ curricula are (or are not) culturally responsive.

The scorecard works best if with a team of at least 3 people with diverse identities and roles. These people do not have to be education professionals! If you don’t have the time or capacity to complete the entire document, you can choose one individual section to get a targeted assessment.

Standards-Aligned Instructional Materials Matter

ANet

Public webinar designed to show the connection between high-quality instructional materials and equitable outcomes for all students. After watching the on-demand recording, reflect on how your school or districts’ instructional materials align with an anti-racist committment.  

Strategic Assessments Matter

ANet

Public webinar designed to define principles of equitable assessment strategy and unpack the essentials of assessment selection and prioritization.

After watching the on-demand recording, reflect on how student voice and the lived experiences of people from marginalized populations are prioritized in your own school or district.

Spark Anti-Racist Conversation & Action

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Equity Literacy Charting

ANet; adapted from Brene Brown

Protocol to improve the quality and
impact of anti-racist actions when addressing a problem, grounded in Equity Literacy Abilities

Engage in this thinking strategy to help solve challenges within yourself or collaboratively. 

Anti-Bias Toolkit

UnboundEd

Facilitated conversation that includes PowerPoint presentations and detailed materials and activities. Select singular materials or engage in a multi-stage project for leading anti-bias action.  

Learning Partnership Bridge

National Equity Project

Framework to support educators in identifying what they know and what they need to learn/address as it relates to identity, mindset, and learning conditions. 

Use this framework for reflection, courageous conversations, and planning to improve the student experience and adult collaboration through lenses such as identity, mindset, and learning conditions. 

Meaningful Professional Learning Matters

ANet

Public webinar designed to illustrate  how an anti-racist committment can impact professional learning strategy implementation. After watching the on-demand recording, reflect on how your school or districts’ assessment strategy aligns with an anti-racist committment. 

Connecting Anti-Racism to Action

ANet

Public webinar designed to understand ANet’s role in supporting anti-racism learning and development. Watch the on-demand recording and share your key-takeaways with colleagues in your school or district.

Start a Book Club

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