Teachers for the Study of Educational Institutions (TSEI) is a non-profit organization started by two past classroom teachers and current teacher educators and researchers, Jacqueline Reid and Anissa Stewart. They started the organization to engage K-20 educators in a collaborative effort to provide opportunities for all students to develop academic literacies necessary for college and career readiness. Key to this approach is the development of inclusive curriculum that provides multiple perspectives and multiple identity contributions across disciplines and within a sustained, inclusive school climate. 

More specifically, this organization is designing curriculum and facilitating professional development opportunities for K-12 teachers. Workshops are co-taught by university faculty and teacher educators, who model highly practical instruction which meets the Common Core State Standards and enables digital literacy development. 

Teaching FAIR, our current project, focuses on the design of inclusive and research-based curriculum that meets The FAIR Education Act (SB48). This project is a collaboration of UC Santa Barbara faculty, high school teachers, and community groups, who are co-constructing history – social studies curriculum that provides opportunities for students to study of the roles and contributions of all people to the economic, political and social development in California and the United States.

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