Webinar Recordings

Educator Webinar: Supporting Your Diverse Classroom and Resources for Teaching About Islam

This webinar was convened by ING on Wednesday, January 27th 2016, and was cosponsored by the Religious Freedom Center at the Newseum Institute, the Sikh Coalition, Thirteen WNET New York, Unity Productions Foundation, the Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding, Teaching Tolerance, the Muslim Public Affairs Council, the Islamic Society of North America, and the Council on American-Islamic Relations. Designed for teachers and others involved in education, it features experts in the field  explaining what the First Amendment says about teaching World Religions in public schools, as well as sharing reputable resources for educators for teaching about Islam and world religions, and best practices for ensuring a safe and inclusive learning environment for all students. Click here to download a comprehensive list of the resources referred to in this webinar.

Special guests included:

  • Dr. Charles Haynes – Vice President of the Newseum Institute and Executive Director of the Religious Freedom Center
  • Daniel Tutt – Director of Programs, Unity Productions Foundation
  • Sara Wicht – Senior Manager of Teaching and Learning, Teaching Tolerance
  • Sandy Goldberg – Education Director, WNET [PBS Affiliate]
  • Kim Keiserman – Education Program Associate, Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding
  • Roula Allouch – National Board Chair, Council on American-Islamic Relations
  • Arjun Singh – Director of Law and Policy, Sikh Coalition
  • Sean Rose – Deputy Director-Programs, ING
  • Ameena Jandali – Content Director, ING
  • Marcia Beauchamp – Affiliate Director, ING

Parent Webinar: Supporting Your Muslim Student

This webinar was convened by ING on Saturday, January 9th 2016, and co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding, Teaching Tolerance, the Islamic Society of North America, Unity Productions Foundation, and Thirteen WNET New York. It was designed for parents to provide strategies if their child is being bullied or harassed in school, resources which they can refer to their children’s teachers for teaching about Islam and Muslims, and tools for their children to help them respond to questions about Islam. Click here to download a comprehensive list of the resources referred to in this webinar.

Special guests included:

  • Dr. Ken Bedell – Senior Advisor, Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnership Center at the United States Department of Education
  • Daniel Tutt – Director of Programs, Unity Productions Foundation
  • Maureen Costello – Director, Teaching Tolerance
  • Roula Allouch – National Board Chair, Council on American-Islamic Relations
  • Mark Fowler – Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding
  • Sandy Goldberg – Education Director, WNET [PBS Affiliate]
  • Maha Elgenaidi – Chief Executive Officer, ING
  • Ameena Jandali – Content Director, ING
  • Marcia Beauchamp – Affiliate Director, ING