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Leadership & Professional Development

Leadership & Professional Development


NEA has a proud history of fighting for civil and human rights. The NEA Human and Civil Rights department (HCR) keeps that legacy alive by advocating for the rights of today’s students and educators.

Bullying and Sexual Harassment Prevention and Intervention Program

Recognizing the pervasive role bullying plays in the lives of today’s students, NEA has a national program to engage members in bullying prevention. We provide members with resources and skills to prevent student-to-student bullying, cyberbullying, and sexual harassment.

Contact: Joann Morris, jmorris@nea.org (202) 822-7715.


Cultural Competence Training Program

Recognizing that culturally competent instruction helps educators close achievement gaps, this curriculum expands the capacity of educators to serve students and interact with families from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Free training sessions are available to members at struggling school sites.

Contact: Patricia Wright, Ed.D., pwright@nea.org (202) 822-7334.


Equity & Language Training Program

Language minority students, i.e., students with limited proficiency in English, are the fastest growing student group in the United States today. NEA’s Equity & Language Module for Closing Achievement Gaps provides educators with research-based, student-centered strategies and resources to help the English Language Learners (ELL) in our classrooms.

Contact: Luís-Gustavo Martínez, lgmartinez@nea.org; (202) 822-7396. 


National Diversity Training Program

NEA views the diversity that exists among our members, staff, students, and communities as a great asset for public education and works to maximize this asset through the National Diversity Training Program. Free training sessions are available to members at the school district or state level.

Contact: Patricia Wright, Ed.D., pwright@nea.org (202) 822-7334.


National Training Program on Safety, Bias, and GLBT Issues

Designed for all members, this training is particularly geared to those committed to addressing bias regarding sexual orientation and gender identity. Workshops teach members how to create a safe school climate for students and staff. Free training sessions are available to members at the school district or state level.

Contact: Paul Sathrum, psathrum@nea.org (202) 822-7787.


Social Justice Training Program

Rooted in the vision, mission, and values of NEA, the Social Justice Training Program aims to help members create just and effective learning environments. Free training sessions are available to members at the school district or state level.

Contact: Patricia Wright, Ed.D., pwright@nea.org (202) 822-7334.

 


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