IDEAS: Additional Services

Schools and districts that are IDEAS members have access to the services listed on the Membership page, including priority registration for graduate courses, seminars, and conferences.

In addition, membership provides the following services: 

Coaching: Targeted support for school and district leaders in particular areas of growth and development

Consulting: Expert support for a school or district, on a range of topics related to anti-bias, anti-racism, diversity, equity, and inclusion

Strategic Planning: Assistance with the design and execution of a process to develop a strategic plan to guide a school or district’s work in diversity, equity, and inclusion

Affinity Groups

MAALANA educators are Multiracial, Asian, Arab, African Descent, Latino/a, and/or Native American teachers, advisors, counselors, administrators, staff, and tutors who are the “only” or “one of few” of their “affinity group” in their building or school system. We see all interactions as “cross cultural communications” and like to meet with other educators of color to talk about students of color. For more information, please contact Claudia Fox Tree at

Book Group

The IDEAS Book Group provides an opportunity for educators from IDEAS and districts to meet and share thoughts on the selected books and to discuss how they relate to educational practices and current events. Click here for more information.

Student Conferences

IDEAS member districts are invited to send students to the annual middle and high school student conferences. Both conferences engage students from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds in conversations on issues of racism, stereotypes, discrimination, and ally behavior. Click here for more information.

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