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Getting Started with Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (ED&I)

NAEA Remote Learning Toolkit

The 2020–2021 school year finds us experiencing many challenges simultaneously, from the effects and limitations of the COVID-19 pandemic, budgetary constraints, and woes to ongoing, increasing racial tension and unrest. As an educator, you are likely seeking resources, experts, supportive peers, and guidance in navigating these multiple realities.

Each individual is on a unique learning journey toward an increased understanding of the role of equity, diversity, and inclusion in their community and educational setting. Our positionality—shaped by past and present experiences, social identities, and many other dynamics—contributes to understanding ourselves and how we understand others. Regardless of where you fall on the continuum or cycle of learning, each of us must take steps toward increased growth and understanding to serve our diverse learners best and create inclusive learning environments.

NAEA will update this document regularly. This tool is intended to be used in tandem with the existing “Tips for Returning to the Visual Arts and Design Classroom”, “Tips for Teaching Visual Arts and Design in a Distance-Learning Environment”, “Tips for Higher Education and Preservice Visual Arts Educators”, and “Tips for Teaching Visual Arts and Design in a Hybrid-Learning Environment” to NAEA’s Remote Learning Toolkit.

Getting Started with Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (ED&I)

Find more resources in the NAEA Remote Learning Toolkit here.

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