We provide K-12 educators with curriculum and training to teach about women of diverse backgrounds and promote gender equity in schools.
We envision a world where all young people think critically about gender dynamics in order to create a more equitable future.
Why don’t schools teach about women more?
Currently, learning guidelines, standards, and history programs around the nation leave women out almost entirely. This makes it difficult for even the most motivated teachers to include rich material about women or gender inequality.
Lack of resources
Most textbooks, historical surveys, and standardized tests include little to no information on women. Without age-appropriate resources for teaching about women, teachers often leave them out entirely.
Lack of training
Teacher lack the time and the support from the communities and administrators to build truly thoughtful resources that address the lives of women. Teachers need the support of knowledgeable coaches and their own communities to make examinations of women’s lives, gender’s effect on power dynamics, and female empowerment integral to their teaching.
We propose a radical three-pronged solution.
We petition decision-makers in schools, districts and states to rewrite educational policies and learning standards to include rich and intersectional material on women and gender.
We design resources for teachers and educate them how to use them effectively in their classrooms. We make our resources and training available in person through workshops and coaching and online through databases, classes, blogs, and podcasts.
We connect teachers, students, and supporters to make classrooms equitable and empowering places for all students regardless of gender.
Our Impact: By 2024
- 5,000 teachers will have benefited from our coaching and workshops.
- 10,000 students will be at schools or in districts adopting gender-inclusive learning standards.
- 50,000 teachers and students will be taking our online courses.
- 80,000 teachers will be using our resources in their classrooms.
- 4,000,000 students will be learning from our resources.
We need donors like you: dynamic, emerging leaders experienced enough to know that gender inequity is still a problem and ambitious enough to believe education is the solution. We have covered start-up costs, built our board, and gathered teams of expert educators. Make a tax-deductible donation today.
Teach About Women Inc is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization and your donation is 100% tax-deductible within the guidelines of U.S. law.