The following free resources have been recommended by NEASC member schools and associates for your reference.
International Center for Missing and Exploited Children (ICMEC)
In 2015 NEASC helped to develop and adopted a set of comprehensive child protection standards that NEASC-accredited and candidate schools must meet. The standards and expectations were developed by the International Task Force on Child Protection (ITFCP) and are based on extensive research conducted in cooperation with the International Center for Missing and Exploited Children (ICMEC). Resources developed by task force members in order to assist adults who work with children and teens are available on the ICMEC Education Portal. We at NEASC fully support this important work and encourage you to visit the Education Portal for guidance in training staff and volunteers in your educational communities on topics such as awareness and prevention, responding and reporting, creating support networks, and curriculum resources.
- Visit the ICMEC Education Portal
- Education action plan: eSafety Toolkit for Schools (Creating safer online environments)
ECIS Child Protection Certification
NEASC recognizes completion of ECIS Child Protection Certification (CPC) as evidence of alignment with the NEASC Foundation Standards.
We are pleased to share a list of free pandemic-related resources recommended by members of the NEASC community. Topics include:
- Child Protection during the pandemic
- Curriculum - online resources
- Remote Learning
- School Safety/Operation
- Sports and Activities
Equitable and Inclusive Education
Abolitionist Teaching Network - mission is to develop and support those in the struggle for educational freedom utilizing the intellectual work and direct action of Abolitionists in many forms.
The Association of International Educators and Leaders of Color (AIELOC) is devoted to amplifying the work of international educators and leaders of color with a focus on advocacy, learning, and research.
Brilliant Pathways (CFES) - partners with hundreds of colleges, school districts and corporations to introduce low-income students to college and career possibilities, provide needed resources to educators, and help students and families demystify the path to college.
The Center for Learner Equity - a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring that students with disabilities have equitable access to a high-quality public education.
The Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles - renewing the civil rights movement by bridging the worlds of ideas and action
Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color - COSEBOC is the only national education organization of practitioners solely focused on promoting the educational success of boys and young men of color. COSEBOC works with all schools – preK-12th grade; public, charter and private; coed and single gender and connects research, policy and practice to serve as a learning community for school leaders.
The Diversity Collaborative (iss.edu) - creating and sustaining a more diverse, inclusive, equitable, and just international school community through a focus on leadership
Dynamizing Equity™ (dEQ) - uses a facilitation-based process that engages our bodies in dialogue in order to recapture the ability that we have to express ourselves totally. This allows people to change ideas, systemic structures and also shift racial responses and outcomes towards equity.
Facing History and Ourselves - Using resources to address racism, antisemitism, and prejudice at pivotal moments in history Facing History helps students connect choices made in the past to those they will confront in their own lives.
Forward Together (NCLD) - A School Leader's Guide to Creating Inclusive Schools (pdf)
Guidance and Tools for High-Quality, Equitable Distance Learning (Connecticut State Department of Education/Center for Public Research and Leadership)
Inclusive Schools Network - a web-based educational resource for families, schools and communities that promotes inclusive educational practices
Indicators of Educational Equity - resources including actions, attitudes, and strategies (or indicators) that school communities might take when fighting inequity (Great Schools Partnership)
Institute for Human Centered Design - Resources and services to support inclusive design and enhancing the experiences of people of all ages, abilities, and cultures through excellence in design.
Learning for Justice (formerly Teaching Tolerance) - provides free resources to K-12 educators to supplement the curriculum, to inform their practices, and to create civil and inclusive school communities where children are respected, valued and welcome participants.
Racial Equality Tools - tools, research, tips, curricula, and ideas for people who want to increase their own understanding and to help those working for racial justice at every level – in systems, organizations, communities, and the culture at large
The Readiness Projects - Forum for Youth Investment, National Urban League, American Institutes for Research
The School Reform Initiative (SRI) - an independent, non-profit organization serving thousands of educators and students throughout the United States and beyond. Our mission is to create transformational learning communities, fiercely committed to educational equity and excellence
Students at the Center - Student-Centered Learning Resources and Research: Helping each student experience meaningful opportunities to realize their fullest potential.
Supporting LGBTQ students (GLSEN) - educator guides for each of our days of action, along with other resources for increasing LGBTQ visibility and affirmation in any curriculum.
View statement by NEASC, "Ensuring equity, honoring diversity" (June 2020)
Guiding difficult discussions in times of crisis
- Responding to the Insurrection at the US Capitol (teaching ideas and current event resources)
- Learn to Listen, Listen to Learn
From Teaching Tolerance:
- Leading Conversations After Crisis
- Let's Talk: Facilitating Critical Conversations with Students (pdf)
- Toolkit for “When Bad Things Happen”
- Showing Up Strong for Yourself—and Your Students—in the Aftermath of Violence
From the APA:
Research and Policy
21st Century Learning
Skills Crosswalk: Six Critical Skills that Form the Foundation for 21st Century Success (PDF)
The document below illustrates a crosswalk of the North Central Regional Education Lab (NCREL), the International Society for Technology Education (ISTE), and the Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21). It may be useful to member schools as they examine their learning expectations in light of 21st century skills.