Becoming an Antiracist Educator, White, Spring 2021
||This course will be held in an online environment using Canvas and Google Meet.
|Dates and Times:
||January 24, 2021 – March 13, 2021
Note: Please register online. Purchase order or payment, payable to CASTLETON UNIVERSITY, is due at the time of registration. Please mail the check to: Financial & Registration Services, Castleton University, 62 Alumni Drive, Castleton, VT 05735. To help us ensure that your payment is applied to the correct course, PLEASE WRITE “CFS” IN THE CHECK MEMO LINE. Thank you.
Today, more than ever, schools must be prepared to meet the varying educational, social, and emotional needs of all children. The U.S. population will be considerably more racially, ethnically and physically diverse by 2060, according to projections released by the U.S. Census Bureau. Therefore, it is absolutely essential that our educational resources and practices reflect the changing makeup of our classrooms to ensure that students feel welcomed and supported regardless of their race or culture. In this course, you will thoroughly explore white privilege, implicit bias, and equity through research, and courageous online discussions moving your educational practice towards that of an antiracist. This course focuses on leveraging your classroom library to help foster a foundation for developing an antiracist climate in your classroom through intentional conversations and exposure to diverse literature representations.
Participants will also explore how to also evaluate and select the best multicultural literature when building classroom libraries while learning how to approach the conversation of race developmentally in grades K-12. This course will prepare participants to bring back to their schools a model for being an antiracist educator that they can use to leverage a call to action within the systems, curriculum and practices of the school community ensuring that students are learning receiving an educational experience that prepares them to be citizens of the world.
Audience: All educators prek-12
Course Goals: At the completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Students will identify and describe how to be an antiracist educator.
- Students will develop and articulate a goal to help incorporate how to be an antiracist educator into a professional or personal plan.
- Students will understand how to lead and promote antiracism within your classroom and school community.
- Students will develop an understanding of the current research and practices around white privilege, implicit bias, and equity.
- Students will practice selecting/evaluating the best literature for teaching and supporting conversations of race within the classroom.
- Students will be able to reflect on their on biases and evaluate their environment through a racial equity lens.
All materials and resources will be provided.
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