The project is providing K-12 teachers with books to expand their classroom libraries with the aim of promoting discussions about racial and social diversity and providing students access to books representative of contemporary families and inclusive of culture, history, and diverse perspectives.
There are three parts to the project:
Part 1: The Many Voices List
The Resource Committee is building a list of recommended titles by grade level that teachers can use to choose books for their classroom. The resource committee provides guidance on books to help teachers initiate discussions with or recommend books to students on different racial, social, or cultural diversity topics.
Part 2: Teachers Apply for a Collection of Diverse Books (COMING SOON!)
The application link and the parameters of the process are COMING SOON! We will be asking teachers who want to be involved in the project to either send a short video letting them know why this is important for your classroom or schedule a Zoom meeting with the committee to discuss it. We wants this to be a conversation about what teachers need and how they can support it.
Part 3: Sponsors and Donors
You make it happen. It costs between $500-800/classroom to provide a diverse library collection. We are seeking corporate partners, grants, individual donors to partner with them to make this a sustainable, annual program in our district. You can give directly to the program or contact us to discuss ways to partner.
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MISSION STATEMENT: Westerville Partners for Education works together with Business and Community Partners to collaborate with Westerville Schools to create learning opportunities that enhance education and promote equity.