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Diverse Educators
Be where you are celebrated, not tolerated.
We were excited for our website to go live on September 1st in time for the new academic year. A massive thank you to Blue Hall for our bold new branding and Richard Robinson for our snazzy new site. The site would not be possible without our partners’ support - a massive thank you to our partners:  Leeds Beckett University, Lyfta and teaglo for their support of our collective work.

Our Collaborations

We are delighted to be able to signpost the diversity, equity and inclusion work by 50+ organisations in education and beyond. We have 10 more submissions to add this month. Please do share the site with individuals and organisations working in this space so we can feature them too.
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Our Blog

We did a call out in the summer break for blogs by our community about issues that matter to us. We have 25 blogs to share with you over the coming weeks but are always happy to receive new ones too! If you are new to blogging then check out the #DailyWritingChallenge that went on during lockdown and the new #MonthlyWritingChallenge as a way to find and use your voice.

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Our Events

We have 4 events already planned for this year: October 17th will be our next virtual event, January 16th will be our next #DiverseEd South in Slough, April 10th will be our first event in the Midlands and will focus on Early Career Teachers, and we will finally make #DiverseEd North happen in Leeds on June 12th. Thank you to everyone who has volunteered to speak - as soon as everyone confirms their slot we will start marketing who will be speaking at which one.

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Our Training

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion leadership programme developed by Angie and Hannah launches on September 23rd. 

The Diversity in Schools masterclasses for Teachers, Leaders and Governors, facilitated by Bennie and Hannah are being delivered next on October 29th

The #DiverseEd webinar series with Bowden Education for Early Career Teachers launches on September 29th with a diversifying your curriculum session from Bennie.

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Our Partners

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Leeds Beckett University

The CreatED by Carnegie School of Education Professional Learning Brochure launched this week with details of online programmes, workshops and masterclasses on a range of themes including Anti-Racism, Race Equality and LGBTQ+ Inclusion. Other themes include Coaching, Mentoring, Professional Learning, Supervision, Creativity in Learning and Mental Health in Schools. View the brochure.

The Centre for Race, Education and Decoloniality (CRED) has its relaunch online on the 6th October from 7.00-8.30pm where a panel will discuss the Centre’s vision and values and discuss Race in Education.

A free seminar series launches on the 7th October from CRED which has a range of topics and guest speakers. For more information please email us.

The Story Makers Company has a free factsheet available about ‘How we can bring diverse children’s lived experiences and voices into the classroom and use creative learning to bring learning to life. To join the Story Makers Company mailing list please email us.
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Lyfta

Lyfta is a multi-award-winning virtual teaching tool designed in Finland and the UK. It is a unique and powerful resource to help teachers nurture resilience, empathy and global citizenship through meaningful and inspiring human stories from across the world. The platform delivers a series of interactive and immersive 360-degree story-worlds containing carefully selected films, with over 150 adaptable lessons and assembly plans to support these. We have developed a helpful quest tracker function that supports flexible whole-class or independent/remote learning through a set of interactive questions and challenges. Lyfta is ideal for teaching literacy, PSHE, geography and citizenship amongst many other subjects, as well as a large range of values and skills such as empathy, resilience and critical thinking. We believe that expanding children’s horizons and giving them access to a world beyond their immediate environment is more important than ever. 

It has become something of a cliché to talk about the fast-changing, uncertain and unprecedented times we are all now living in. The Covid-19 pandemic highlighted many things about the current state and future of humanity. For example, it highlighted human vulnerability and interconnectedness, and the diversity of human experience when faced by a similar global challenge. At Lyfta we want to help those who value human diversity, who see the value in helping foster empathy and compassion in order to better understand difference and interconnectedness at a local and global level. We know that this task is not easy, and this is why we have created a set of resources that facilitate human encounters which we might not otherwise get the chance to have. We also take the mission to create a more just and sustainable world very seriously which is why we have embedded the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in our teaching resources. 
 

Teachers from state-funded schools can try Lyfta for free.

Staff from state-funded schools in England and Scotland can try Lyfta for free for a term, once they complete our free CPD course, Teach Skills, Values and SDGs with Lyfta, which is certified by the British Council. For more information or to book a free CPD course, please visit lyfta.com/ccgl

Explore, Connect, Learn
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teaglo

teaglo call for September blogs

As part of our drive to find and amplify fresh teacher voices, and to celebrate our partnership with Diverse Educators, we will be featuring a selection of #MonthlyWritingChallenge blogs on teaglo each month. September's theme is journeys. Journeys we have been on, the journeys we are on and the journeys we will go on. We look forward to reading and featuring your reflections. Each submission featured will contain a link back to the original on your blog. 

Send teaglo your blogs on #journeys to us

Speaking opportunity

Would you like to speak at October's #DiverseEd virtual event II? teaglo is offering their slot to an educator who would like to speak on the topic of Diverse Staff. Email elizabeth@teaglo.com if you'd like to take part.

Share you journeys blog

Our Shout Outs

Check out #FastForwardDiversityInclusion webcast from Hannah W and Isa. 
Check out the #RebelVoicesInEducation webcast from Amy and Hannah J.
Check out the EduKit Teachmeet on BLM on October 13th.
Check out this article signposting resources by Hannah T for the CCT.
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