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Digital Storytelling as Racial Justice: Digital Hopes for Deconstructing Whiteness in Teacher Education
This study examines the use of digital storytelling by teacher educators of color to pedagogically deconstruct Whiteness in a predominately White, urban-focused teacher education course.

Pathways to Critical Consciousness: A First-Year Teacher’s Engagement With Issues of Race and Equity
In this article, the author considers the ways in which a White first-year teacher performs critical racial consciousness in the context of her urban fifth-grade classroom.

Preparing Teachers to Notice Race in Classrooms: Contextualizing the Competencies of Preservice Teachers With Antiracist Inclinations
This article explores how preservice teachers identify and address issues of race and racism in the everyday work of teaching and learning, proposing the theoretical framework of “racial noticing.”

Race-Visible Teacher Education: A Review of the Literature From 2002 to 2018
In this literature review, the writers draw on critical race theory, critical whiteness studies, and critical pedagogy to examine teacher educators’ race-visible efforts in preservice teacher education and inservice teacher professional development.

Critical Race Theory and Interest Convergence as Analytic Tools in Teacher Education Policies and Practices
The author argues that Derrick Bell’s (1980) interest convergence, a principle of critical race theory, can be used as an analytic, explanatory, and conceptual tool in the study and analyses of policies and practices in teacher education.

AACTE Webinars

AACTE Deeper Dive: The 1619 Project
AACTE’s Dean in Residence, Leslie Fenwick, interviews experts on the significance of teaching 1619 Project, the pushback being received and how to combat it.

Discussing Race in PK-12 Classrooms: Why It’s An Essential Skill

Responding to Anti-AAPI racism in educator preparation: Seizing the present moment.
AACTE is honored to welcome another esteemed panel for the third installment of our webinar series, Combating Racism in Educator Prep that centers on the lived experiences of our Asian and Asian-American friends, family, colleagues, and students.

Combating Racism in Ed Prep: Justice and Joy for BIPOC Individuals
AACTE’s “Combating Racism is Educator Prep Series” began in 2021 with specific objectives for our membership, audience, and the field at large.

Growing and Sustaining White Racial Justice Ally-ship in Education
Produced for a “White Racial Justice” informal affinity group in AACTE’s “Combating Racism in Ed Prep”series, this webinar features experts who have dedicated their careers to the pursuit of equity in education.

Key Resources from Education Partners

BIPOC Youth + Disability
Candid conversation on addressing the disparities of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) students.

Learning for Justice
Formerly “Teaching For Tolerance”, this intiative from SPLC provides provides classroom resources and professinal development for education leaders.

Study Examines Racism Faced by Faculty of Color in Teacher Education Programs
This article introduces a new AERA study that argues that EPPs are designed for teacher educators of Color to experience racial stress and harm. Recommendations are included on steps EPPs can take to advance racial justice.

Teaching Truth: Protecting and Advancing Culturally Responsive Curricula in Our Schools
Webinar by The Leadership Conference on Civil Rights’ Education Task Force, of which AACTE is a part, discusses implications of policy on teaching truth in P-20 schools.

Zinn Education Project’s Teaching Resources
The Zinn Education Project promotes and supports the teaching of people’s history by offering free, downloadable lessons and articles organized by theme, time period, and reading level.

Compiled answers to the most frequently asked questions about CRT, including map of legislation

Aspen Institute: Understanding How to be an Anti-Racist
This conversation with Ibram Kendi was recorded during the 2019 Aspen Ideas Festival in Aspen, Colorado. Prominent leaders and thinkers across business, politics, media, culture, science, and more participate in hundreds of panels, interviews, presentations, and screenings.

United We Learn: Honoring America’s Racial and Ethnic Diversity In Education
Report looks at empirical research on teaching about race and racism, across more than 40 studies in response to legislation addressing “divisive topics” in schools.

Stanford: Understanding Race and the Teaching Profession
Rita Kohli, of University of California, Riverside, explores the racialized experiences of K-12 teachers of color as they resist, re-imagine, and reclaim education. In this talk, she  calls on teacher education programs, schools, and districts to disrupt cycles of racial harm and create spaces that value the well-being and contributions of teachers of Color.

PBS Tools for Teachers: Understanding Systemic Racism’s Impact on Teaching
This one-hour PBS discussion examines history and the effects of systemic racism on education, how we have come to understand it and the role educators can play to actively disrupt and dismantle these harmful systems.

Statement in Support of Voting Rights
This is a joint letter of support for voting right by education coalition members.

Coalition Letter Supporting Department of Education Office of Civil Rights
Joint coalition letter to Congress led by the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

Toolkit for Local Advocates: Teaching Diverse and Inclusive Curricula Materials and Defending Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
This resource is a toolkit for educators developed by the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Right’s Education Taskforce, which includes AACTE.

Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center
Resources that address anti-Asian racism and xenophobia, and support inclusion of AAPI history & narratives in schools.