Anti-bias education is a comprehensive approach to learning designed to actively challenge prejudice, stereotyping and all forms of discrimination. The Institute believes that providing educators, students and family members with the skills necessary to improve society within a framework of strengthening academic achievement may be the best hope for a future where the democratic ideals of justice and equality are realities. Please look at the programs below for more details.


Peer Training: is a three day training for high school students that prepares  a select group of young leaders to use the positive power of peer influence to motivate other students to reflect upon their stereotypes and assumptions and take action against prejudice and bigotry in their schools and communities.

Peer Leadership: is a two day program for students in grades 7-12 that helps a select group of young leaders develop the knowledge, skills and motivation through action based projects to effectively challenge name calling, put-downs, and insensitive remarks to promote inclusive environments.

General Anti-Bias (Middle/High): is a half day or full day program that lays the foundational components of anti-bias work while promoting allyship. 

Elementary Anti-Bias/Bullying Prevention Program: Intended for upper elementary students, this half day or full day program lays the foundational components of anti-bias work while promoting allyship and bullying prevention strategies. 


General Anti-Bias Program: provides teachers, administrators and school community members the knowledge, awareness and skills to respond to prejudice and discrimination while creating a school environment that is more equitable, safe, respectful and appreciative of diversity. The training is as offered as a half day (3 hours) or full day (6 hours).

Engaging Young People in Difficult Conversations: Following the cumulating events of bias and hate, this new half-day program series aims to help educators and/or guardians have age-appropriate current event conversations with their young people. After completing part 1, participants are encouraged to register for part 2, Putting Skills Into Practice.  

Educator Overview: This interactive workshop will provide educators with strategies to facilitate a classroom environment in which all students are encouraged to share their experiences and perspectives on issues of bias, injustice, and oppression. These programs are designed by developmental level (elementary, middle, and high). 


Anti-Bias Building Blocks

  • Grade Levels: Kindergarten and elementary school grade levels (K-5)
  • Topics: Communication, Respect, Identity, Differences, Bias, Bullying
  • Common Core State Standards: Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening, Language

Empowering Students, Challenging Bias : A Middle School Curriculum

  • Grade Levels: Middle School (grades 6, 7, 8)
  • Topics: Communication, Conflict Resolution, Identity, Media, Bias, Bullying and Cyberbullying, Injustice
  • Common Core State Standards: Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening, Language

Confronting Bias, Working Toward Equity: A High School Curriculum

  • Grade Levels: High School (grades 9, 10, 11, 12)
  • Topics: Respectful Dialogue, Culture and Values, Bias, Bullying and Cyberbullying, Media and Stereotypes, Social Injustice
  • Common Core State Standards: Arts, Behavioral Studies, Civics, History, Language, Writing


These additional resources provide a wide range of tips, tools and strategies for K-12 educators, administrators, students and family members to promote diversity and anti-bias behavior in learning environments and society.

ADL Webinar Series: Building Respectful School Climates

Challenging Biased Language: Strategies and resources for everyone to help challenge bigoted and offensive remarks to ensure dignity and respect for all people.

Creating an Anti-Bias Learning Environment: Tips for the classroom educator to create an anti-bias learning environment.

Discussing Hate and Violence with Children: An ADL and National PTA brochure providing tips for adult family members and caregivers to effectively discuss issues related to hate and violence with children.

Empowering Children in the Aftermath of HateA guide for educators and parents that provide the tools they need to help children confront hate effectively in the aftermath of hate violence or terrorism in their community.