All Kinds of Diversity

Books and Materials for PreK - 6 Classrooms

Professional Development


In this workshop teachers, counselors, administrators, librarians and others will have a chance to learn about a wonderful selection of books (and related materials) that will spark conversations about diversity, equity and social justice--including racial, cultural, language, gender, ability/disability, and sexual orientation. The presenters will share their original teacher guides for a number of books at each grade level to help participants think about discussion questions, activities, additional resources, and connections to the preK - 6 curriculum.

Audience and Grade Level

Teachers, Counselors, Administrators, Curriculum Leaders, Librarians, Paraeducators and anyone else who works directly with students in PreK-6.


Certificate of Attendance for 3 hours


Future training dates will be announced here. If you have questions or are interested in offering this training on-site, please contact us.


  • Photo of Alice Levine

    Alice Levine, M.Ed., is a consultant to programs interested in strengthening their engagement of families. For 25 years, she has taught math and literacy to adult learners, helped parents build their capacity to support children’s learning, developed new programs, and provided staff training.

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A maximum class size is set for each course and registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. If the number of registrations for a course exceeds the maximum seats available or is too low to be able to conduct a quality learning experience, CES will inform you of available options.

Course Cancellation

If you wish to cancel your registration, please submit a request in writing (via mail, email or fax) no later than 7 business days before the workshop’s start date. After that, there are no refunds or billing adjustments.

In the event that a course is cancelled by the Collaborative for Educational Services, we will notify you as soon as possible. Please be sure to provide your best email address and phone number so we can contact you. Although every effort is made to avoid last minute cancellations, if an emergency arises, we will do our best to reach you at the phone number and email address you provide. 

Inclement Weather

Any delays or cancellations are posted online at You may also call 413.588.5979 after 6:30am for information about classes that day. Or for Early Childhood Professional Development information, please call 413.588.5570.