Liz Kleinrock creates curricular content for K-12 students around issues of diversity, equity and inclusion.

Why you should listen

Liz Kleinrock specializes in creating engaging and accessible units of study for all ages of learners. She began her career in education as an AmeriCorps volunteer teacher in Oakland, California in 2009, and she has since served as both a classroom educator and diversity coordinator in Los Angeles, California. She also works with schools and districts throughout the United States to develop workshops and trainings that support culturally responsive practices that fit the needs of specific communities. 

Kleinrock's teaching practice gained national attention in 2017 after her classroom became the subject of a documentary short produced by Fluid Film. In 2018, she received the Teaching Tolerance Award for Excellence in Teaching, and her lessons on teaching consent and personal boundaries to students have gained international attention through media outlets such as CNN, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post and NPR. Kleinrock has published articles with Heinemann Publishing and Teaching Tolerance on destigmatizing privilege, trauma-informed teaching and cultivating relationships with students and families. She is writing her first book.

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Education Everywhere: A night of talks about the future of learning, in partnership with TED-Ed

January 25, 2019

The event: TED Salon: Education Everywhere, curated by Cloe Shasha, TED’s director of speaker development; Stephanie Lo, director of programs for TED-Ed; and Logan Smalley, director of TED-Ed The partner: Bezos Family Foundation and ENDLESS When and where: Thursday, January 24, 2019, at the TED World Theater in New York City Music: Nora Brown fingerpicking the banjo The […]

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