Social Work Education

 View Only
  • 1.  How We Teach Diversity and Justice: Showcase What You’re Most Proud Of

    Posted 15 days ago
    Edited by Yolanda Padilla 12 days ago

    As educators, each of us brings our own stamp to the classroom. The Diversity Center seeks to provide an opportunity for social work educators to share their approaches to teaching diversity and justice. What are you most proud of?

    We invite you to post your assignments, readings, classroom activities, student projects and reflections (with their permission), and any other current teaching and learning efforts. Tell us how you make your classroom a space where students feel like they really belong and what they find meaningful. Share memorable moments. And in a few words, tell us why teaching diversity and justice is important to you and what you are trying to achieve. We will highlight some of the ideas shared here in the Educator|Resource of the Month newsletter.

    If you don't have a CSWESpark account, take a few minutes to create one. Just scroll down for instructions. If you need help, please email me at
    Dr. Yolanda Padilla
    Director, Ctr for Diversity and Soc & Eco Jus

    Steps to create a CSWESpark account  

    1. Click on “Join Today” (or on “Sign In” on the top right-hand corner of the homepage).
    2. Create an account.
    3. You will receive a verification email. Click the link provided.
    4. You will be directed to a page indicating “Email Verified.”
    5. You will receive a second email. Click the link provided.
    6. Sign in. Read the terms and conditions and click on “Agree.”
    7. Join a community by clicking on “Communities” on the top navigation bar.
    8. To post a message or join a community, click on “Participate” on the top navigation bar.
    9. Compose and send a message. You can add videos, images, or attachments, etc.
    10. Your content will be posted on the community’s Discussions page.

    Once you create an account, to post a response in the Discussion How We Teach Diversity and Justice: Showcase What You’re Most Proud Of, just click on How We Teach Diversity and Justice: Showcase What You’re Most Proud Of and when you get to that page, click on Reply on the right-hand side, right above where the text begins.


  • 2.  RE: How We Teach Diversity and Justice: Showcase What You're Most Proud Of

    Posted 12 days ago
    Edited by Vickie Leff 12 days ago
    As an Adjunct Instructor at UNC School of Social Work, Chapel Hill, along with my colleagues Anne Kelemen who teaches at MedStar and Terry Altilio, teaching in many venues, we put together a 5 part video/resource program addressing racism and inequities. This program is available to the public, which includes 5 conversation episodes between us as social workers, links to many enriching videos from experts in the field, and an extensive bibliography. We are hopeful that many educators will use these resources to compliment their curriculums and discussions.
    The series: Reflections 2020 is available at

    Vickie Leff
    Executive Director