ETMA Websites

​iEARN
The International Education and Resource Network connects young people around the world to work collaboratively on social and global issues.  The site includes a section for teachers and descriptions of current and ongoing projects.

Cyberkids
“Cyberkids Connection is a virtual place for kids to share their thoughts and ideas with each other. Cyberkids readers from all over the world are forming a global community which we hope will improve communication and understanding among all the world’s kids.”

Cybrary of the Holocaust
This online multimedia library of resources pertaining to the Holocaust includes photographs, a teacher’s guide, poetry, and myriad other diverse learning experiences for both teachers and students.

United Nations Cyber School Bus
The United Nations hosts this colorful multimedia virtual tour page.  The site also includes lessons and materials on global issues, human rights, the environment, and poverty.

The Global Schoolhouse
Global Schoolhouose hosts several collaborative teaching opportunities to engage students in the active exchange of information and knowledge. Current projects include “Field Trips,” in which students exchange information about trips they have taken, and “Online Expeditions” in which students take virtual trips to places around the world.

Pedagonet
Includes a database of lesson plans from which to pull or to which to contribute resources as well as a forum for requesting plans and resources on a specified topic.

Curriculum Guidelines for Multicultural Education
Prepared by the National Council for the Social Studies, this position statement lays out clear guidelines for the development and implementation of multicultural curricula.  Though it is specific to Social Studies, this piece does a good job of framing the need for, and the approach for, an overall transformation of the curriculum.

Center for Multilingual Multicultural Research
This Center, located at the University of Southern California, conducts and facilitates research on bilingual, multicultural, and crosscultural education.  The Center also serves as a starting point for teachers seeking information about these educational approaches.

Center for Research on Education, Diversity, and Excellence

Through research, publication, and education, CREDE works to assist linguistic and cultural minority students in their attempts to achieve academically to their highest potentials.

National Association for Multicultural Education
NAME is the largest organization in the world specifically dedicated to the ideals and principles of multicultural education.  The site contains information on NAME’s national conference, quarterly journal, and national listserv on multicultural issues in education.

National Multicultural Institute
First created in the early 1980s to answer a nationwide need for more information and training opportunities related to diversity, NMCI remains one of the leaders in this field through conferences, trainings, and publications.

Southern Poverty Law Center:  Teaching Tolerance

Teaching Tolerance, published by the Southern Poverty Law Center, is a magazine through which teachers share ideas and resources about how to encourage appreciation of differences among students.

Preparing Educators for Multicultural Classrooms
Carolyn M. Penny, Albert Forney, and Tanya Millner Harlee, graduate students in Education Leadership at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hillcollaborated on this examination of current oppressive trends in education and practical suggestions for how to counteract them through multicultural education.

Whites in Multicultural Education:  Rethinking Our Role
Gary Howard challenges white educators to think more critically and reflectively about transformative approaches for multicultural education.   He does this, in part, by sharing his own powerful and intriguing experiences with multicultural teaching and learning.

A to Z Teacher Stuff Thematic Units Index
A to Z Teacher Stuff  provides this collection of hundreds of resources organized into thematic units.  Some units include Me, Family, Around the World, and Ancient Egypt.


Contact:

Mary Howlett-Brandon, Specialist
Equity and Cultural Proficiency
Division of Curriculum, Assessment, and Accountability
Maryland State Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
410-767-0367
Email:  mary.howlett-brandon@maryland.gov