Connecting Social Justice

Lesson Design & Instructional Strategies

June 18 & 19 in Pocahontas, IA

Rooted in Teaching Tolerance and culturally responsive teaching, this two day class will engage participants in designing lessons utilizing social justice standards as a lens. Explicit connections will be made with social justice standards and Core content standards. We will explore technology and instructional strategies to support student learning.

Outcomes & Objectives

Teachers will be encouraged to implement at least one unit/lesson based in the social justice standards.

Participants will:

Know --

  • The elements of the social justice standards

  • Strategies for supporting classroom discussion

  • Technology to support lesson goals

Understand that --

  • Every child in America needs the knowledge and skills to succeed as effective citizens, workers and leaders in the 21st century.

Be able to do these things --

  • Design and implement units and lessons that integrate social justice and content standards and support students in taking informed action


Who: Teachers, Instructional Coaches

What: 2 day class - License Renewal credit availale

When: June 18 & 19, 8:30am-4:30pm

Where: Black Hawk Lake room, PLAEA in Pocahontas

Why: To support students in your classroom by designing lessons that help them become active participants in a diverse democracy.



License Renewal Credit

License renewal credit is available for those interested.