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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) & Techquity in Education

Over the past several years, DEI has become a hot topic of conversation, and the recent coronavirus pandemic highlighted the inequalities and barriers that many of our learners face in the classroom.

Empowering our students begins with creating equitable and inclusive learning environments.

We have put together the following resources to help you recognise and mitigate the barriers our learners face, and turn your discussions into meaningful actions.

Our downloadable guide will help you move the needle on your diversity, equity, and inclusion goals. We'll also take a look at how technology creates an equal playing field by directly removing barriers.

You’ll also receive our two recorded webinars which expand on the guide in greater detail through practical advice and conversations with leading educators.

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This guide will show you how you can use technology to help students to fully engage with learning and reach their full potential. We’ll answer the following questions:

  • What is DEI?
    We'll establish what the term really means.
  • What does it mean for our classrooms to be equitable and inclusive?
    Let's think about who makes the decisions in the classroom.
  • How do we design a classroom where everyone has the conditions they need? 
    Making sure that every student can perform their best.
  • How can technology help in a diverse classroom?
    We'll look at the barriers that EdTech tools can help address.
  • How can we make learning more personal?
    Let's think about making our curriculums more diverse and inclusive.
  • What if I am not the right person to get involved with DEI?
    Spoiler: you are the right person! We all have work to do.

"How EdTech tools can help support DEI in our classrooms"

This free guide gives an introduction to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) in the classroom.

It will also show you how you can use technology to help students to fully engage with learning and reach their full potential. We’ll answer the following questions and more:

  • What does it mean for a learning environment to be equitable and inclusive?
  • How can technology help in a diverse classroom?
  • What if I am not the right person to get involved with DEI?

About the webinars

Hosted by our own Texthelpers Joni Degner & Rachel Kruzel, alongside respected DEI and UDL experts:

Andratesha Fritzgerald

Andratesha Fritzgerald is committed to excellence in education. She has worked as a teacher, curriculum specialist, administrator and director. As an international speaker, presenter and facilitator, Andratesha exhibits an audacious perseverance that calls organisations to evolve into inclusive, antiracist safe zones for all learners. With a passion for Universal Design for Learning, culturally responsive teaching and antiracism, she has led the charge to craft implementation plans, design lab templates, professional development symposia and professional practice cadres.

Katie Novak, Ed. D.

Katie Novak, Ed.D. is an internationally renowned education consultant, author, graduate instructor at the University of Pennsylvania, and a former assistant superintendent of schools in Massachusetts. With 19 years of experience in teaching and administration, an earned doctorate in curriculum and teaching, and eight published books, Dr. Novak designs and presents workshops both nationally and internationally focusing on the implementation of inclusive practices, Universal Design for Learning (UDL), Multi-Tiered Systems of Support, and universally designed leadership.

Mirko Chardin

Mirko Chardin is the founding head of school of the Putnam Avenue Upper School in Cambridge, MA. Mirko’s work has involved all areas of school management and student support. His greatest experience and passion revolve around culturally connected teaching and learning, recruiting and retaining educators of colour, restorative practice, and school culture. He is also a race, diversity and cultural proficiency facilitator and leadership coach for the Aspire Institute at Boston University’s New Wheelock College of Human Development and Education.