ISPU’s American Muslim Poll revealed 42% of Muslim families report an incident of religious-based bullying of at least one of their children in school. It also revealed that at least a quarter of these cases are perpetrated by a teacher or an administrator. Religious-based bullying, racial incidents in schools, and the lack of proper content in curriculum create a hostile environment for students and a huge challenge for teachers. ISPU has developed tools that empower educators to present accurate information on American Muslims. This virtual training will provide educators with a background on American Muslims as a faith community and create a brave space for educators to interactively discuss challenges and create creative solutions to common problems faced by Muslim and minority students, as well as feature a panel of experts that will address ways teachers can prepare themselves to address religious and racial tensions in the school.
Participants attending this workshop will learn about American Muslims and their diversity of experiences, leave with a deeper understanding of Muslims in America beyond the headlines, and challenge internal biases and learn how to challenge them in others. This training is open to teachers and administrators from all walks of life, and it is free of charge.
Our expert panelists include: