Upstander is created by and for educators who want to combat microaggressions in their classrooms, schools, and communities.
Sticky situations around race, identity, and politics can catch us off guard when they happen in school. As educators, we know that our in-the-moment response to these scenarios is high-stakes because students learn from how quickly and seriously we address them. Upstander is a digital platform that provides teachers the low-stakes space to practice their in-the-moment responses to a multitude of curated micro- and macroaggressions. It provides guiding questions, lesson plans, and multimedia resources for problem-solving a variety of diversity, equity, and inclusion issues that might arise in school.
Upstander is made up of decks of microaggression flashcards along multiple identity areas (e.g., race, class, gender & sexuality, ability, age, and spirituality), and comes in two modes: Self Practice and Team Practice.
Self Practice is meant for the anti-racist educator-in-training to practice their responses to microaggressions on their own, at their pace. Team Practice is designed to make providing Diversity & Inclusion professional development easier for administrators. If you are an administrator who is looking for a quick way to create space for your staff to discuss issues around intersectional identities, have them download Upstander and use it to collect feedback on which issues your staff excels and where they might need more support.
Fixes Sign-Up Page Email Character Limit
Ratings and Reviews
Seems helpful but small fix suggested
I plan PD at my school around issues of diversity and equity and this app seems cool and useful. One critique is that I don’t understand why the individual practice mode gives you different resources and promoting if you say unsure or no clue but for team practice it just says unsure or no clue and doesn’t include anything else on that follow up screen. That’s not very helpful in a team setting I don’t think because it puts the work on the facilitator to do the prompting when the nice thing about this app is supposed to be that it guides people through the process.
Developer Response ,
Hi there, Kflalzbdkalsbslal! Thanks for your feedback!
Team Practice mode is meant to prompt single-color screens in order to take advantage of the talent, experience, and familiarity of your staff with your specific school culture and students. As the facilitator, you can use these screens to get a "pulse check" on where the staff falls on certain issues with a quick survey on how many green, yellow, and red screens there are in the room, call on groups who "Got It" to model responses for "Unsure" and "No Clue" teams, and get feedback on where the larger group may need more support or time to self-study. If you're interested in reading more about the intent of the design, please check out our website: https://www.upstanderapp.com/how-to
I'll continue to think of ways to integrate these two features so that there may be a more seamless team experience! Thank you so much for downloading Upstander and for taking the time to engage with it and provide feedback!
A useful tool for the thought police
This app is very good at teaching people how to bully others into silence. Any opinion not identical to the app author’s is a micro aggression and must be shamed and silenced. This is an app made by people looking for more and more things to be offended by and encouraging others to do the same.
- Alice Liou
- 42.6 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
- © 2018 Upstander
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.