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Anti-Racist Teaching Guide

A guide to complement the 2023 Anti-Racist Pedagogy Symposium

Overview and call for participation

One of the challenges educators face when creating an anti-racist lesson plan is understanding how to integrate anti-racism into their particular subject.  For some it's quite straight-forward, while for others it's not immediately evident how anti-racism fits.

As Virginia Tech advances towards our goal of creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive campus, more syllabi will incorporate anti-racist theory and practice.  Creators of those materials are encouraged to submit their work as examples for the Virginia Tech community and all higher education professionals.  The OER Commons, discussed below, is the recommended place in which to upload your files so that they can be shared freely with all educators with internet access.

Open Educational Resources (OER) Commons and Anti-Racist lesson plans

Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching and learning materials that you may freely use and reuse at no cost, and without needing to ask permission. Unlike copyrighted resources, OER have been authored or created by an individual or organization that chooses to retain few, if any, ownership rights.

In some cases, that means you can download a resource and share it with colleagues and students. In other cases, you may be able to download a resource, edit it in some way, and then re-post it as a remixed work. How do you know your options? OER often have a Creative Commons license or other permission to let you know how the material may be used, reused, adapted, and shared.

From a single point of access in OER Commons, you can search, browse, and evaluate resources in OER Commons' growing collection of over 50,000 high-quality OER. Here are some curated collections to start exploring: