Full course description
Intended Audience: education professionals
Course Description: The goal of this series is to reveal the racism (psychological, social, physical, emotional) in U.S. schools and how it defines the current practices in schooling. We will explore the kinds of changes school personnel must make in their interactions, engagement, and environment to work towards anti-racism. In this series, we will decenter Whiteness and interrogate your positionality within society, but specifically within school systems. How can you do the radical self-work to learn?
Course Objectives: The series will address and explore the follow topics:
1. Designing culturally conscious classrooms
2. Examining the impacts racism has on students, families, teachers, and PK-12 school communities.
3. Using an anti-racism lens to implement PBIS and classroom management practices
4. Defining, identifying and examining racialized trauma in the classroom
5. Dismantling curriculum violence in the classroom
6. Racial justice and social emotional learning in PK-12 schools
7. Liberatory pedagogical approaches: culturally sustaining pedagogy in practice
8. Anti-racist assessment practices in PK-12 schools
9. Anti-racist school leadership practices
Course Requirements: Attend all 9 sessions, engage in breakout discussions, complete all 9 session reflections.
Course Materials: Access to high-speed, stable internet – Zoom
Sequence and Plan of Study: Note: Each session is scheduled for 1.5-2 hours totalling 15 webinar hours - plus hours engaged in interactive reflection via Canvas course platform = 19 hours.