As a leading provider of anti-bias education through the A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE® Institute, the Anti-Defamation League recognizes that attitudes and beliefs affect actions, and that each of us can have an impact on others, and ultimately on the world in which we live.

ADL’s customizable, interactive training programs are used by schools, universities, corporations, law enforcement agencies and community organizations throughout the United States and abroad. The Institute’s training modules and standards-based classroom curricula incorporate the latest research from the education field. Please explore the options below to see how ADL educates about bias, bullying and hate throughout New York, Central and Northern New Jersey.

A CLASSROOM OF DIFFERENCE™ offers anti-bias training programs for pre-K through 12th grade school communities – educators, administrators, youth and families- which focus on the development of an inclusive culture and respectful school climate by addressing issues of bias and bullying. Our anti-bias programs and additional offerings are described below.

Educators and Administrators: Anti-bias professional development programs provide educators and administrators with the skills and knowledge to build safe, respectful learning environments for all students. Interdisciplinary, standards-based curricular materials help to integrate anti-bias education into existing curriculum throughout the school year.  Workshops also provide effective strategies to address bias, name-calling and bullying, face-to-face and online. In addition to our anti-bias workshops, we provide in Downstate New York:

Curriculum Resources
Anti-Bias Study Guide
Bullying and Cyberbullying workshops

Educators and Administrators programs we provide in Upstate New York:

Becoming An Ally: Interrupting Name Calling and Bullying
General Anti-Bias Training

Early Childhood: The Institute’s Early Childhood programs provide anti-bias training and resources assist educators, caregivers, and family members of children ages 3–5 in creating bias-free environments.  Programs provide supporting resources to help promote understanding and respect among young children in their classrooms and at home.

Students: The Institute’s Peer Education programs prepare middle and high school students to work with their peers to confront bias and create inclusive environments in their schools and communities.  Workshops also help students explore the harms of name-calling and bullying and develop skills to be allies to others. In addition to our anti-bias workshops, we provide in Downstate New York:

Peer Training
Peer Leadership
Bullying and Cyberbullying workshops
Bullying and Cyberbullying assembly programs
Resources for Youth

Student programs and workshops we provide in Upstate New York:

Peer Training
Peer Leadership

Families: Anti-bias workshops and resources assist adult family members address issues of bias, name-calling and bullying with the children in their life. In addition to our anti-bias workshops, we provide:

Bullying and Cyberbullying workshops
Resources for Families

ADL Curricular Resources provide understandings of diverse perspectives, strengthen critical thinking skills, challenge the development of emerging biases, and build skills and motivation to take action against injustice.