Cultural Inclusiveness and Equity WISE Training Package
Now available: A companion to the Classroom WISE training package on mental health literacy
Cultural Inclusiveness and Equity WISE (Well-Being Information and Strategies for Educators), also referred to as CIE-WISE, is a new online resource developed by the Central East MHTTC in partnership with the National Center for School Mental Health. This free training package will help educators learn how inequities in education impact student mental health and how implicit bias influences our perceptions and responses. Building on this foundation, educators will learn culturally inclusive classroom strategies to support student mental health. Similar to Classroom WISE, this new training package includes a 2-hour, self-paced online course, video library, and a resource collection.
ClE-WISE Online Course Modules
In the four CIE-WISE online course modules, educators and school personnel will engage in learning and reflection to promote their cultural self-awareness and their understanding of the impacts of social injustices on students. Learners will also be equipped with culturally inclusive and equitable strategies to promote student well-being and support students experiencing adversity, distress, and mental health conditions.
- K-12 educators
- School personnel
Upon completion of this course, the learner will engage in learning and reflection to promote their cultural self-awareness and their understanding of the impacts of social injustices on students. Learners will also be equipped with culturally inclusive and equitable strategies to promote student well-being and support students experiencing adversity, distress, and mental health conditions. A detailed list of course objectives is available here.
The 2-hour self-paced course is available free of cost on the HealtheKnowledge platform. The HealtheKnowledge online learning portal offers a wide variety of courses in the areas of improving health and healthcare services.
Course Certificate of Completion
A free certificate of completion for 2 contact hours will be provided to participants upon completion of the course requirements.
ClE-WISE Video Library
Access over 10 brief, high-impact and engaging videos of students and educators discussing topics such as disproportionality and impacts of education inequities. Educators also demonstrate culturally responsive teaching strategies. The videos are embedded in the ClE-WISE online course and also available as stand-alone resources for educators and school personnel on the Classroom WISE website here.
ClE-WISE Resource Collection
Reflection Activities about Power and Privilege, A Guide for Facilitating Critical Conversations with Students, and Culturally Responsive Classroom Management are just some of the resources available in the CIE-WISE resource collection. This ever-evolving collection includes resources created to supplement the ClE-online course, as well as resources from other mental health and school organizations. This resource collection is available on the Classroom WISE website here!
Subscribe to the Central East MHTTC monthly e-newsletter to receive updates on ClE-WISE, and gain access to other school mental health resources! Questions? Contact the Central East MHTTC at [email protected] or the MHTTC Network Coordinating Office at [email protected].