Online Resources for News and Information on Culturally Responsive Instruction

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Global Read Aloud

Global Read Aloud is a teacher-created project with a focus on reading and making global connections by discussing shared books. Three different levels for various age groups. Visit their wiki!.


Teachers and students can collaborate with other teachers and students from over two hundred countries in authentic learning projects. You can join other classrooms in projects that are already in progress or you can design your own project and ask other classrooms to join in. Read more about it HERE.

Teaching Tolerance

A place for educators to find thought-provoking news, conversation and support for those who care about diversity, equal opportunity and respect for differences in schools.

The Equity Alliance

The Equity Alliance is devoted to research and school reform efforts that promote equity, access, participation and outcomes for all students.

The Education Alliance

In 1998, the United States Department of Education  asked The Education Alliance to develop a "…sustainable, customer-driven, distributed repository/database of information on best practices in teaching and learning.  Spotlight topics were developed on Adolescent Literacy in the Content Areas, Art Education, Culturally Responsive Teaching, and Professional Development, among others.  The Knowledge Loom Web site was retired in 2013, but the content has been archived in pdf format and is available for free public use.

Celebrating Cultural Diversity Through Children's Literature

This web site contains links to annotated bibliographies of children's multicultural books appropriate for the elementary grades (kindergarten through grade six). Cultural groups currently listed include: African Americans, Chinese Americans, Latino/Hispanic Americans, Japanese Americans, Jewish Americans,  Native Americans, and Korean Americans. Books are categorized by genre: realistic fiction, information (non-fiction), traditional literature, biography, historical fiction, poetry, and fantasy.

International Reading Association

Each year, thousands of children, young adults, teachers, and librarians around the United States select their favorite recently published books for the “Choices” reading lists hosted on this site.'s Online Resources for Culturally Responsive Teachers

Culturally responsive teaching isn't about heroes and holidays. It's about connecting the classroom to the "realities of what students know and live," as Emory University researcher Jacqueline Jordan Irvine puts it. Browse NEA's online collection of resources.

The Inclusive Classrooms Project

The Teachers College Inclusive Classrooms Project (TCICP) supports research, teaching and services to create educational practices that support all students to grow and thrive in their classroom.

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