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There is much to learn about equity in education, the workforce, and in our communities. We are each on a journey of discovery, and here we share resources from our journey to help others on theirs. 

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What is Accent Bias?

Accent bias is an unwarranted prejudice toward others based on the sound of their speech. This panel discussion was on Wednesday, August 24, from 12 to 1 PM CDT. Panelists were Donna Durbin, and Dr. Hoda Ehsan, with Dr. Meagan Pollock as the moderator. On this page you’ll find the event recording, plus strategies and resources.

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Best Practices for Recruiting Students into Nontraditional STEM and CTE Programs and Pathways

Best Practices for Recruiting Students into Nontraditional STEM and CTE Programs and Pathways

Recruiting nontraditional students into STEM and CTE programs and pathways can be a significant challenge. Understanding the root causes is crucial to sustainable change; however, recruitment remains one of the biggest hurdles to participation. In this workshop, we review the best practices for recruitment, and participants explore strategies that will work best for their population.

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Reduce Workplace Communication Breakdowns

Reduce Workplace Communication Breakdowns

We’ve all experienced breakdowns in communication. They can be frustrating, confusing, and problematic to the success of our teams and organizations. In this recorded virtual networking event, we talked about communication styles and strategies to reduce potential communication breakdowns.

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Top 10 Root Causes for participation and completion in nontraditional pathyways

Barriers and Root Causes to Access & Success in CTE & STEM

In this 90-minute virtual workshop recording, I introduce the top 10 root causes for participation and completion in pathways to Career and Technical Education (CTE) and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) careers through the lens of the 4-I’s of oppression. Download a handout at the end of the post.

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Questions and Answers

Navigating diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) can be challenging. Helping ourselves and others to understand DEI topics can be even more challenging. That’s why we’ve created a Q&A section to help!  Many of our answers include short, and succinct illustrative animation videos. Let us know what you think, how you use these resources, and submit any questions you’d like answered. 

Engineer Inclusion Session Pledge

What are group norms or shared agreements? (And why are they important?)

Every group naturally develops normative behaviors, expectations, and unwritten ways of operating. To intentionally engineer inclusion, you can set or establish norms that scaffold equitable and inclusive practices. We’ve created a simple four-S alliteration to help you get started. Save the image, download the pdf, or use our pledge as a starting place to create your own.

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Which US states are restricting education on racism and bias?

To create equitable and inclusive environments, we must talk about ideological, interpersonal, institutional, and internalized biases. However, many states are restricting education on racism and bias, affecting public pre-college and higher education institutions. This is incredibly problematic and prevents progress towards equality. In this post, view a map of states who are restricting and expanding education by Chalkbeat. 

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Reduce Workplace Communication Breakdowns

Reduce Workplace Communication Breakdowns

We’ve all experienced breakdowns in communication. They can be frustrating, confusing, and problematic to the success of our teams and organizations. In this recorded virtual networking event, we talked about communication styles and strategies to reduce potential communication breakdowns.

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Top 10 Root Causes for participation and completion in nontraditional pathyways

Barriers and Root Causes to Access & Success in CTE & STEM

In this 90-minute virtual workshop recording, I introduce the top 10 root causes for participation and completion in pathways to Career and Technical Education (CTE) and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) careers through the lens of the 4-I’s of oppression. Download a handout at the end of the post.

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Engineer Inclusion Session Pledge

What are group norms or shared agreements? (And why are they important?)

Every group naturally develops normative behaviors, expectations, and unwritten ways of operating. To intentionally engineer inclusion, you can set or establish norms that scaffold equitable and inclusive practices. We’ve created a simple four-S alliteration to help you get started. Save the image, download the pdf, or use our pledge as a starting place to create your own.

Read More »

Which US states are restricting education on racism and bias?

To create equitable and inclusive environments, we must talk about ideological, interpersonal, institutional, and internalized biases. However, many states are restricting education on racism and bias, affecting public pre-college and higher education institutions. This is incredibly problematic and prevents progress towards equality. In this post, view a map of states who are restricting and expanding education by Chalkbeat. 

Read More »
Reduce Workplace Communication Breakdowns

Reduce Workplace Communication Breakdowns

We’ve all experienced breakdowns in communication. They can be frustrating, confusing, and problematic to the success of our teams and organizations. In this recorded virtual networking event, we talked about communication styles and strategies to reduce potential communication breakdowns.

Read More »
Top 10 Root Causes for participation and completion in nontraditional pathyways

Barriers and Root Causes to Access & Success in CTE & STEM

In this 90-minute virtual workshop recording, I introduce the top 10 root causes for participation and completion in pathways to Career and Technical Education (CTE) and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) careers through the lens of the 4-I’s of oppression. Download a handout at the end of the post.

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