Creating an Anti-Racist Classroom

Course 5128

Talking about race, though challenging, is necessary. It’s a conversation all of us need to have, no matter our race, background, or comfort level.

In this powerful course, you will examine your own racial socialization and learn about the complex history of race in America. Once you’ve made these critical connections between past and present, you will explore ways to facilitate productive dialogue around race, identity, inequality, and justice with students (or among colleagues). You will learn anti-biased/anti-racist approaches to classroom instruction and learn how ensure equity in the curricular materials you choose.

Whether you teach young students or young adults, this course will give you the tools you need to engage age-level appropriate, critical conversations about race and actively work towards rooting out racism.

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What you will learn:

Goals and Objectives of this Course:

  • Use provided prompts specific to anti-bias/anti-racist teaching, to describe assumptions and insights of practitioners, researchers and self, including how the information relates to professional educational practice.
  • Design a plan for classroom discussion about the complex topics of race and inequality in classrooms that uses supportive dialogue techniques.
  • Evaluate the classroom environment including texts, materials and teaching strategies for evidence of bias.
  • Implement new teaching strategies using anti-bias/anti-racist approaches.
  • Prepare an activity to collaborate with colleagues or students that introduces anti-racist ally behaviors and actions.
  • Develop a unit of study, professional development plan, or student group proposal that challenges the status quo related to anti-bias/anti-racist approaches to education.
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