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The Social Justice Oriented Classroom

Backpack for Teachers Series

On-demand and Live Professional Learning Resources

Resources for Educators to Promote Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

The Social Justice Oriented Classroom series, developed by CTD's Civic Education Project, provides accessible curriculum content, teaching notes, and professional learning resources intended to inspire reflection, learning, and action.

Content Includes:

  • Curriculum mini-units on each of Learning for Justice's Social Justice Standards at the 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12 grade levels
  • Resources for teachers and administrators for professional learning, reflection, and growth (Topics: Understanding Social Identities and Creating a Call-In Community)
  • On-demand webinars (Topics: Social Justice Education 101 and The Reflective Classroom)
  • Live, online applied practice session (Topic: Facilitating Difficult Conversations: An Anti-Racist Classroom) (Winter session date and time TBD)

Things to Know

  • Fee: $100 for the full series ($35 for the live, online applied practice session only)
  • Registrants have access to materials for 6 months. 
  • Materials are provided via Schoology, CTD's Learning Management System, and discussion boards provide for Q & A and extension conversations among participants and facilitators
  • For questions about The Social Justice Oriented Classroom, please contact:


“This was one of my favorite professional development sessions.
I not only learned from the content, but how the facilitators delivered it." 
- Social Justice Classroom Participant

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