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WEEAC Services Update - COVID-19

In light of the growing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic we wanted to share developments in the services offered by the Western Educational Equity Assistance Center. The WEEAC office located on the campus of MSU Denver is closed, but all staff are available and working remotely. We understand the difficult circumstances for all and wish you the best in managing the situation in your community.

Although we have been forced to cancel upcoming events and will postpone all travel until normal business resumes, we are available for technical assistance and consultation. We also encourage you to utilize the many resources available on our website. Through technology we are exploring options to continue providing comprehensive training in a virtual format. Please contact us with any requests and we will work on the best solution to support your needs.   

WEEAC Staff

Resources in response to COVID-19 Pandemic

National Organizations, State Education Agencies, and Local Education Agencies

Organizations and Agencies

 

Equity Assistance Centers

Mid-Atlantic Equity Consortium - Region I

South Central Collaborative for Equity - Region II

Great Lakes Equity Center - Retion III

 

National Organizations and Agencies

Office for Civil Rights (OCR)

Center for Disease Control (CDC)

Center for Disease Control (CDC)

Trauma and Learning Policy Initiative (TLPI)

Center for MH in Schools & Student/Learning Supports, UCLA

Comprehensive Center Network

EmbraceRace

Islamic Networks Groups (ING)

Southern Education Foundation

Colorado School District Needs Inventory

Schools During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The purpose of this tool is to assist administrators in making (re)opening decisions regarding K-12 schools during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is important to check with state and local health officials and other partners to determine the most appropriate actions while adjusting to meet the unique needs and circumstances of the local community.

National College Attainment Network (NCAN)

Little Sponges

(Interactive language program makes FREE language learning fun for students in Pre-K through second grade! The program offers a research-based curriculum and a variety of engaging learning activities in English, Spanish, Chinese, French, German, and Russian.
https://www.little-sponges.com/?CID=mvbrief_nabe.

National Association for Family, School, and Community Engagement (NAFSCE)

National Association of Bilingual Educators (NABE)

National Education Policy Center

National Indian Education Association (NIEA)

Did You Know...NIEA & IllumiNative Partnered to Develop Student-Centered Learning Activities for Home Learning?

IllumiNative launched its Native American Education For All (NEFA) initiative to deliver these free digital lesson plans and activities for distance learning in response to COVID-19. IllumiNative will also be releasing art-based teaching guides with Amplifier Foundation later this month.

The Native American Education for All (NEFA) initiative aims to dismantle the invisibility of Native peoples in the K-12 public education system while also providing access to high-quality education content.

National Congress of American Indians (NCAI)

Olweus Bully Prevention Program (OBPP)

Learning Policy Institute:

Remote Learning Guidance Form State Education Agencies During the COVID-19 Pandemic: First Look

AT the MIT Teaching Systems Lab, we analyzed remote learning guidance from the 50 state education agencies published by the end of March 2020.

Institute of Education Sciences (IES)

Regional Educational Laboratory Program (REL)

Social and Emotional Learning and School Safety (SEL)

Edutopia: Prioritizing self-care while working from home. Plus: the neuroscience behind productive struggle

Cult of Pedagogy

Protecting Students’ Rights During COVID-19 Response:

Guidance on Culturally Responsive-Sustaining School Reopenings

 ATIXA Free Equity Webinars

  • Responding to Racial Bias and Microaggressions in the Online Environment [RECORDING]
  • Equity-Minded Student Services in the Online Environment [RECORDING]
  • Employing Equity-Minded and Culturally Affirming Teaching Practices in Virtual Learning [RECORDING]

Public Posting of ATIXA Training Materials Link

In response to 34 CFR Part 106.45(b)(10) of the 2020 Title IX Regulations that mandates the public sharing of materials used to train school and college Title IX team members, ATIXA has created the following page which can be used by members and former ATIXA trainees to fulfill this requirement. This page contains links to training materials from January 2018-present for ATIXA Training and Certification Events, select webinars, and online trainings.

Region IV States

Alaska

Arizona

California

Colorado

Hawaii

Idaho

Montana

Nevada

New Mexico

Oregon

Utah

Washington

Wyoming

Region IV Territories

American Samoa

Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands

Guam


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