EVENT DETAILS: When: July 21 & July 30 Where: Online Webinar Cost: FREE
Calling all educators! Join the Speak Truth to Power (STTP) program for two workshops later this month that will concentrate on the connection between social and emotional learning (SEL) and human rights education. Check out the details below and register today!
Climate change solutions are made in the classroom, at home, and within our communities. Let’s make the most out of our current situation by reimagining what education can be and how we can build opportunities for climate change solutions together! Virtual learning experiences offer a unique opportunity to make connections across our public and at-home learning spaces that don’t exist in the traditional system.
This three-day experience will take you beyond your computer screen, and into your backyard and neighborhood to do authentic scientific and social data collection, move your body, and make observations of the world around you. On-screen time will be segmented into at most two-hours at a time, and small group online experiences will occur daily, as well as optional evening events.
The horrifying and senseless death of George Floyd while in the custody of Minneapolis police has thrown the State of Minnesota and the entire country into a state of grief and turmoil.
It’s yet another example of the racism that black, brown and indigenous peoples in the United States live with every day. It’s also an opportunity for us to join together and rewrite the rules so everyone, with no exceptions, can thrive without fear, care for their families, have their voices heard, and their rights respected.
As Pedro Noguera wrote, “Educators. This is a teachable moment. Don’t be afraid to teach about the meaning of justice and the murder of George Floyd by the police. Our students are watching.”
Call County Attorney Mike Freeman at 612-348-5550 to demand justice, accountability and/or policing changes. Call Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison at 651-296-3353. Call Gov. Walz at 651-201-3400
EVENT DETAILS: When: Fridays throughout May and June Time: 11 am Pacific, 1pm Central, 2pm Eastern Where: Live Stream Cost: FREE
Every Friday, as part of their People’s Historians Online Series, the Zinn Education Project presents a 75-minute mini-class featuring phenomenal teachers, authors, and professors from around the United States.
Participants can look forward to learning through stories about people’s history, meeting other educators, and finding a road map forward in the midst of this pandemic. As one participant said, “Thank you for getting us together and giving me hope that we are not alone and that we can think and act ourselves out of this pandemic.”
The sessions are designed for teachers and other school staff, however, parents, students, and others are welcome to participate. ASL interpretation is provided. Upcoming sessions include:
June 5: Reconstruction and Issues of Citizenship, Suffrage, and Movement Building in the 19th Century: Part 1 – Manisha Sinha in conversation with an educator
June 12: Reconstruction and Issues of Citizenship, Suffrage, and Movement Building in the 19th Century: Part 2 – Martha Jones in conversation with Tiffany Mitchell Patterson
June 19: Reconstruction and Juneteenth – Greg Carr in conversation with Jessica Rucker
June 26: Women in the Black Freedom Struggle – Jeanne Theoharis in conversation with Jesse Hagopian
HRE USA would like to thank everyone who participated in our new membership webinar last month. If you missed it or would like to review or share the video and resources, we have made the entire webinar available online.
We also encourage you to connect with your regional chapter. If you do not see a chapter or representative in your area and would like to serve, please let us know. Also be sure to check out our HRE online library if you haven’t already!
If you have any questions, are interested in learning more about or joining any of our committeesor projects, or have a new idea, please let us know. We are always looking for new members to carry out important HRE initiatives. Just email email@example.com and we will reply within a few days.
Educators are doing a tremendous job right now supporting students and families through the COVID-19 pandemic. Teaching Tolerance has developed the following resources to support student well-being and learning during school closures.
How to Respond to Coronavirus Racism As COVID-19 infections increase, so too does racism and xenophobia. Use our “Speak Up” strategies to let people know you’re not OK with racist or xenophobic comments about coronavirus or anything else.
A Healthy Reminder to Educators During School Closures An instructional coach experiencing long-term school closures in Washington state shares some encouraging words for fellow educators who are grappling with the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak and their own emotions.
As academic institutions across the world make the switch from in-person classes to online learning in response to public safety surrounding coronavirus, SIMA Classroom would like to provide their support by offering ONE MONTH of FREE access to SIMA Classroom, the “Netflix of Global Education”.
No auto-renew. No strings attached. Just a quick and easy fast track to online learning. Should a recurring membership be desired after one month, users can simply navigate to our subscription page or email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Plans start at $8/mo.
The coronavirus pandemic has led every US state to close schools and turn to online learning. In response, many education technology companies have stepped forward to help educators reach students in virtual ways.
Here are several free or discounted online learning resources that pre-K-12 students and educators can use to keep up the learning from home.
The core values of HRE USA and its partner organizations include transparency and critical thinking skills. We believe that human rights--and human rights education--belong to everyone, and that the full realization of human rights means that access to human rights education materials must never be conditioned upon the subscription to any particular religious faith, ideology, political affiliation, or membership in any particular organization and that any organizational connections should be openly acknowledged.