Making Diversity Count
Anti-Defimation League
You will enter the real world of the classroom, hear what people think about diversity, witness acts of bias, interact with experts, practice anti-bias skills, prepare a personalized journal of research material, and receive anti-bias lesson plans for immediate classroom use.
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Is MDC for me?
If you are a secondary school teacher facing the escalating challenges and opportunities of teaching in a classroom of diverse students, then Making Diversity Count (MDC) is for you.

Can I earn CEUs?
You will receive certification of 15 hours of online professional development work upon course completion. This certificate can help you obtain CEUs from your district.

How long does it take?
You can finish MDC in approximately 15 online hours, and you control when you work… morning, noon, or night, weekdays or weekends.

When can I start?
Right now! Follow this link to register for Making Diversity Count.  Once you register, you can start the course anytime that is convenient for you, and work according to your schedule. The course does need to be completed within 12 weeks of your registration.

How much does it cost?
Tuition costs $140 per individual, with price discounts available for quantity purchases.

What computer do I need to take the course?
Probably the one you are using right now, and you will want to have DSL or a cable modem connection to the Internet. Follow this link to check your computer to make sure you are ready to go.

How do I get my school system involved?
Your school or district administrator can arrange for MDC to be offered to you and all your colleagues. Email a link to this web page to your supervisor or other colleague. Or fill out this quick form, and an ADL representative will contact you.

What do teachers think?
An MDC pilot was conducted in the fall of 2007 with the aid of researchers at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, who also evaluated the program’s efficacy.  More than 90% of educators reported gains in their ability and confidence to communicate across different cultures, to recognize prejudice in themselves and others and to confront bias in the classroom. Here are some excerpts of participant feedback:
  • Everyone who is involved with people who are not "just like themselves" should take this course. It never hurts to isolate personal biases and prejudices before they hurt someone intentionally or non-intentionally.
  • I am ecstatic to have completed the course. I feel as though I have grown as a person by doing this and I totally appreciate the opportunity to participate in this pilot.
  • This was a real learning experience! I loved that I could do this in the privacy of my home. It was very relaxing and enlightening. I have printed off all of the materials and I am looking forward to "Making Diversity Count" in my classroom! Thanks!

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