Dynamic Trainings to Foster Inclusive Classrooms
This diversity training begins with an introduction to Islamophobia and its impact on Muslim Americans, including the bullying of Muslim students, which is almost twice as high as the general student population. This is followed by an overview of legal protections of religious rights for students and strategies for building an inclusive, safe, and harmonious school environment. To that end, the training provides an overview of Muslim students and their faith and suggestions for how to best accommodate their religious practices in school. The training concludes with general guidelines for teaching about religion in schools and educational resources for teaching about Muslim history and culture. The speaker is a professional Muslim American trainer. Available in 1- and 2- hour segments with exercises and break-out groups.
This diversity training consists of an interreligious panel that includes Muslim, Christian, Jewish, Buddhist and Hindu Americans speaking together on a panel. The panel provides an overview of the challenges faced by students of various religious backgrounds at school, including bias and bullying. Speakers provide an understanding of religious practices that might impact students at school as well as strategies for preventing bullying, accommodating religious practices, and helping to promote an inclusive and equitable school environment. Available in 2-, 3- and 4- hour segments with exercises and break-out groups.
This diversity training consists of interethnic/intercultural panels that includes Muslim, Jewish, African, Indigenous, Latino/Hispanic and Asian Americans. The panel begins by describing the history of racism against their groups, the racialization of Muslims and Jews, and the many ways that prevalent stereotypes are internalized by society and contribute to implicit bias, which can lead to bullying in schools. The panel continues by providing what they want educators to know about them that challenge prevailing stereotypes, and concludes with tools to prevent bias, and help create a more inclusive and equitable school environment. Available in 2-, 3- and 4- hour segments with exercises and break-out groups.
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“…[O]ur deepest thanks to the ING speakers for doing such a magnificent job in presenting training on Muslim students that was extremely informative and that deserves to be in the hands of every employee of the Office of Civil Rights (OCR). You were just as great as I knew you would be, and I am truly appreciative to you and your team for your ongoing leadership! [Y]ou will be happy to know that your presentation materials as submitted to us this past Friday are already in the hands of every OCR employee across the country. In addition, every member of the OCR team will soon have access to the recorded presentation from today in case they missed the live presentation…[Y]our overall ongoing spirit of collaboration is what led to your information being enshrined within the institution[al] memory of OCR as we move forward. You are just awesome! We stand ready to continue to be of support in whatever way [w]e can and [are] grateful to you for that ongoing opportunity.”
–Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education