Social Justice Standards: A Framework for Anti-Bias Education

Monday, April 26, 2021 and
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Location: Virtual, using Zoom
3:30 - 5:00 p.m. EST

Presented and Facilitated by:

Pictured: Dr. Lauryn Mascareñaz & Christina Spears

About This Workshop

A Two-Day Program

The Learning for Justice (formerly Teaching Tolerance) Social Justice Standards (SJS) are a road map for anti-bias education at every stage of pre-K through 12 instruction. Comprised of anchor standards and age-appropriate learning outcomes, the Social Justice Standards provide a common language and organizational structure educators can use to guide curriculum development and make schools more just and equitable.

You will have an opportunity to:

  • Unpack and consider how to apply the standards within four domains- identity, diversity, justice, and action (IDJA)
  • Connect with peers about how students need knowledge and skills related to both prejudice reduction and collective action and where this can appear in the curriculum.

Each of the IDJA domains has learning outcomes and school-based scenarios organized by grades pre-K-2, 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12.

This opportunity will

  • Give you an overview of the essential learnings from the Learning for Justice (formerly Teaching Tolerance) Social Justice Standards.
  • Encourage you to gain an understanding if the four strands of identity, diversity, justice, and action.
  • Provide a pathway for you to use this understanding to critique units of study and lesson plans to apply the Social Justice Standards and create new essential questions and curriculum shifts. 

This workshop is relevant for all pre-K through 12 teachers and curriculum leaders. We encourage you to register multiple members of your community and ideally teaching teams or departments to make this work most impactful in your school community.

Day 1: Monday, April 26, 2021 

Overarching topic(s) for Day One

  • Unpacking the standards
  • Familiarizing yourself with unique aspects of each domain: Identity, Diversity, Justice, and Action
Day 2: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 

Overarching topic(s) for Day Two

  • Applying the Social Justice Standards to your work
  • Create essential learning targets and questions with Social Justice Standards (bring a unit or lesson) 

AISNE Workshops include takeaway content, tools and resources. Program recordings will also be provided to support asynchronous and follow-up participant engagement. These resources are summarized and provided on a password accessible web page.

Registration Options

Virtual Format Rates:

  • Member Schools: $99 per person, or $89 per person for 3-4 participants and $75 per person for 5+ participants*
  • Non-Member Schools: $149 per person, or $139 per person for 3-4 participants and $125 per person for 5+ participants*

Register Here

*To utilize our Group Savings Rates, please designate one person from your school to register all participants at the same time. If you have a question about this, please contact Betsy O'Brien, Manager, Program & Communications, AISNE.

About Our Facilitators

Dr. Lauryn Mascareñaz
RISE DEI Consulting

Dr. Mascareñaz is a career educator who spent over ten years as a classroom teacher, time as a literacy and intervention instructional coach, and time as a teaching and learning specialist with Teaching Tolerance, a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center. She holds a master's of education degree in culturally responsive teaching and earned her Doctorate in Leadership and Organizational Systems. She is currently the Director of Equity Affairs for the 14th largest school district in the United States. 

Christina Spears
RISE DEI Consulting

Christina Spears possesses a Master of Arts in Teaching and a K-12 Special Education licensure. As a classroom reacher, she served as a step team coach and co-chair of her school's equity team. Christina is a founding member of Waked Ed Partnership's Beginning Teacher Leadership Network and works with educators across the district and state to organize our schools to fight for the schools our students deserve. Spears hopes to build ongoing support systems for teachers focused on culturally sustaining instructional practices that disrupt inequities and transform school systems.

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