What is SEED?
Seeking Educational Equity & Diversity
SEED: Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity, is a nationally recognized project on Inclusive Curriculum, a staff development equity project for educators. SEED is in it's twenty fifth year of forming teacher-led faculty development seminars in public and private schools throughout the United States and in English speaking international schools.
The SEED seminar provides teachers and other school staff an opportunity to reflect on their experiences, perspectives, and conscious and unconscious biases which directly impact the institution of education. The SEED seminar changes the focus from students and parents to teachers and institutions through an exploration of race, culture, language, income and abilities.
You won't want to miss the opportunity to:
Immerse yourself in rich literature, thought provoking documentaries/films, and community activities.
Participate in dynamic conversations with your professional peers about institutional barriers to student success. Discuss how to construct culturally responsive classrooms and schools.
Experience new ways of viewing students' assets rather than focusing on students' deficits.
Anoka-Hennepin teachers and school staff may participate in SEED at the following locations:
To Register . . .
Simply email your name and location preference to
Ann Heath • 763-506-1183
Secretary Student Services
Kerwin Bell • 763-506-1145
Participants have said:
"SEED fosters a genuine sense of honesty and the security in knowing your fellow 'Seedlings' are also there to gain a better understanding of people and their cultures and circumstances."
"SEED has given me a greater understanding of students' cultural backgrounds and needs as they navigate their way in a large school setting."
"I feel I have a better sense of myself which helps me better understand others."
[SEED] "...made me aware of the many different backgrounds and cultures of my students."
"I am more aware of cultural-racial issues and I'm constantly thinking about how my students' best interests and backgrounds are being met by me-the teacher."
(High School Algebra Teacher)
SEED is... "Having a community/support group to share with and know we are not a singular voice."
(Middle School Social Studies Teacher)
[SEED] "...made me really look at diversity... that there are prejudice and problems [and] to and try to break down invisible barriers for myself and others."
Elementary Teacher (Intermediate)
"SEED allows participants to question, and look at ideas with a different perspective."
Elementary Teacher (Primary)