Project UNIFY is for Educators
Project UNIFY® offers a collection of resources for teachers and administrators to foster acceptance, respect and youth leadership within their school communities and to help facilitate understanding of the potential for students of all abilities to be actively engaged.
Get Into It
Special Olympics Get Into It® consists of online resources that include lessons, activities, videos, athlete stories and supplemental materials to help educate, motivate and activate students. Download the latest lesson plans, marketing materials and informational webinars on the Get Into It Resources page or visit the Get Into It Educators Website. Also check out the Monthly Classroom Activity Newsletters that connect Get Into It lessons with local Special Olympics activities.
Get Into It Active
Get Into It Active is designed to allow students to be the teachers and for the playground, soccer field or gymnasium to be the classroom!
Movies that Move
Movies that Move offers a collection of movie clips that help spark valuable discussion in your classroom. For more information on using Movies that Move, check out the Teachers Guide or view the training. To get a free copy of the Movies that Move DVD, contact Rebecca Ralston at firstname.lastname@example.org
Education Marketing Materials:
Help spread the word about the Get Into It education and engagement tools to other educators in your area with a collection of Get Into It marketing materials.
Use these resources and webinars to help support your work in the classroom. Check out our Guide to Service Learning. Learn more about Get Into It with Get Into It 101 Basics for Educators and the related webinar. Activate your social media network in support of Project UNIFY with the help of our Social Media Toolkit.
School Leadership and Climate
Learn more about the Standards and Policies for Inclusive Schools with the Importance of School Climate and Project UNIFY Outreach for Superintendents documents. Also learn more about school climate and engaged learning with background materials from the 2010 Education Leadership Roundtable.
As you work towards developing youth leadership and engagement in your school, the following additional resources may be beneficial: Tips for a Meaningful Mentorship, Types and Sources of Power, Tips for Shared Learning among Youth and Adults, Special Olympics and Bullying Prevention, Social Inclusion Framework, Inclusive Youth Leadership Guidelines, and A Policy Guide for Socially Inclusive Schools.
Youth are taking the lead to create acceptance and respect in their school, but they need your help as educators to guide them. Learn more about how you can support youth and youth-driven initiatives, like Spread the Word to End the Word, SO College or Young Athletes Program, in your classroom.
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