During this course, participants will learn what it means to be an antiracist. They will explore strategies on how to dismantle racism in both their schools and classrooms.
Participants will develop the tools to navigate tough conversations. This course will equip participants with the skills to handle personal triggers, address cross-cultural challenges, and strategies on how to become reflective listeners.
This course aims to strengthen participants’ knowledge, attitudes, skills, and practices to create culturally responsive learning environments for their students.
As this country is becoming increasingly diverse, participants must be ready to embrace the new norm. During this course, participants will develop an understanding of intersectionality and dimensions of diversity. Participants will reflect on how their personal and social identities affect both personal and professional lives.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Plan
During this course, participants will analyze data and evaluate their schools’ policies and practices to create a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Plan.
To be effective, leaders must become emotionally intelligent. During this course, participants will learn about the five elements of emotional intelligence: 1) self-awareness, 2) self-management, 3) social awareness, 4) relationship management, and 5) empathy. They will gain strategies on how to recognize and manage their emotions to improve relationships in both personal and professional lives.
Equality and Equity
The terms equity and equality are often used interchangeably; however, they are different. Participants will learn about the distinction between these two concepts, assess their organization, and gain strategies on how to incorporate equitable practices in their students’ learning environments.
In this course, participants will gain strategies on how to create inclusive and welcoming learning environments for today’s diverse classrooms.
Privilege, Power, and Oppression
Participants will examine the relationships among power, privilege, and oppression. They will gain strategies on how to combat social, political, and economic justice for historically oppressed populations.
During this course, participants will understand the historical development of race in the United States. They will explore how racism contributes to prejudicial behavior, systemic inequities, and patterns of discrimination.
Participants will gain strategies on how to integrate service-learning in their daily instruction by combining learning objectives with community service. In this course, participants will learn how to incorporate K-12 Service-Learning Standards for Quality Practice to design experiential learning opportunities that build students’ self-efficacy and critical thinking skills.
During this course, participants will recognize the importance of integrating social justice in their schools. Participants will learn how to use Social Justice Standards as a roadmap to create anti-bias lesson plans and activities.
During this course, participants will move from awareness to action by being provided with the 21st-century skills that are essential in becoming an inclusive leader. By the end of this course, they will learn about the following:
Types of unconscious bias
Understand why unconscious bias affects decision making
Gain the tools to develop an action plan to interrupt biases both in their workplaces and personal lives