Educators Overview

Cultural Diversity Seminar for Education Leaders

Designed for K-12 district administrators and teachers as well as faculty in colleges and schools of education, department chairs, deans and pre-service teachers, this seminar titled “Understanding Muslim Students: Fostering an Inclusive Environment “ provides valuable information and resources for improving interaction with Muslim students and their families, while helping build an inclusive learning environment for all students. Since 1997, ING has conducted educator seminars both locally in the San Francisco Bay Area and nationally. To learn more about ING’s cultural diversity seminar for educators click here.

ING Educator Resources

We would like to highlight the following ING resources that can be used both in the classroom and as a staff resource.

  • Online curriculum for the classroom supplementing education about Muslims and their faith in the context of social studies and world history in middle and high schools.
  • Answers to common questions about Muslims and Sharia as well as digital presentations and answers to common questions about Islamophobia, and ISIS.
  • Speakers and interfaith panels that can speak on various topics available in areas where we have local affiliates. In areas where we don’t have affiliates, we can provide webinars on the same topics. To learn more about our presentations or to request a presentation or panel write to [email protected] or call 408-296-7312, extension 120.

Pre-recorded Webinar: Expert Resources On Teaching About Islam and Muslims

In this webinar, experts from some of the nation’s leading educational, civil rights, and interfaith organizations provide best practices for teaching about Islam and world religions in public schools.  Speakers explain what the First Amendment says about teaching world religions in public schools, and provide reputable resources for educators to use for teaching about Islam and world religions, as well as best practices for ensuring a safe and inclusive learning environment for all students.  The pre-recorded webinar is available here along with a list of the resources discussed in the webinar.

Ten Ways that Muslim/Arab/South Asian Students are Impacted by Acts of Terror or Overseas Conflicts

We’ve created a list of ways that Muslim/Arab/South Asian students are impacted by current events including terrorism, highlighting issues for educators to be particularly aware of as they work to maintain safe and respectful learning environments for all students. Read more.

Responding to Increased Bullying of Muslim/Arab/South Asian Students at a Time of Crisis

Beginning with the onset of the Gulf War in 1990 and again after 9/11 and other conflicts or terror attacks, Muslim and Arab or South Asian students often become the target of hate, ostracism, or increased bias. Here are some things to look out for and strategies for preventing or responding to bullying. Read more.