Diversity, Inclusion, Justice, and EquityThe dije committee seeks to serve all Michigan English teachers, teacher educators, and their students in ways that privilege diversity, inclusion, justice, and equity. MCTE’s Commitments and Action Steps to Move Toward Antiracism
Mission and Goals
The dije (pronounced dee’ hay) subcommittee of the Michigan Council of Teachers of English seeks to serve all Michigan English teachers and their students in ways that privilege diversity, inclusion, justice, and equity by recognizing a range of diversity in Michigan English teachers and their students; by recruiting, supporting, and retaining historically underrepresented Michigan English teachers; and by supporting the dije work that teachers do or want to do in their classrooms.
If you are a pre- or inservice English teacher and/or teacher educator who wants to do or who is doing dije work, we are here to support you.
If you are a historically underrepresented pre- or inservice English teacher and/or teacher educator, we are here to support you.
PD Grants & Scholarships
The dije committee seeks to support pre- and in-service teachers each year with grants for professional development and scholarships that Michigan English teachers design that privilege work in dije.
We also offer scholarships to increase participation at the MCTE Fall Conference on the part of teachers from historically underrepresented groups.
If you would like to join us, share your ideas and challenges, or have questions, please email Naitnaphit Limlamai, dije chair, at [email protected]
In the Works
We are currently developing new programming for pre- and first-year English Language Arts teachers. If you’d like to be involved, email Naitnaphit Limlamai, dije chair, at [email protected]
Teaching Toward Justice
MCTE’s diversity, inclusion, justice, and equity (dije) subcommittee has curated resources for Michigan PreK-16 English teachers and teacher educators to help them make choices for their classroom centered on justice as enacted through antiracism.
Spaces to Learn
Learn more about special sessions from dije at MCTE conferences and online.
If you are a teacher who comes from an underrepresented racial and ethnic identity in teaching, we’re curious to know how we can support you. Email Naitnaphit Limlamai, dije chair, at [email protected] to schedule a session for her to listen and learn.
MCTE has been named the recipient of the 2020 NCTE Affiliate Multicultural Program Award and the 2020 NCTE Fund Teachers for the Dream Affiliate Award. These funds will further our work toward diversity, inclusion, justice, and equity.
This is Soul Work
Learn more about our 2020-2021 webinar series on antiracism and antiracist teaching.
Our dije book club is currently reading Dear Justyce by Nic Stone in preparation for our Spring Conference.
We have read How to be an Antiracist (Kendi, 2019) and Cultivating Genius (Muhammad, 2020).
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