With the success of our 2020 webinar series, Does Your School Have an Anti-racism Plan, Open Up Resources is launching a new recurring series that will take place over 3 phases. Led by Dr. Kristopher J. Childs and Traci Davis, participants in the series will learn to:
- Become an equity focused educator;
- Become a culturally relevant educator; and
- Become an anti-racist educator.
The pandemic has only exacerbated the inequities that have existed with our most historically excluded students. This series will equip educators with strategies to improve outcomes for all students and engage families in an authentic way.
Attendees will leave each session with practical strategies they can immediately implement in their educational environments to ensure equity in classroom resources, instruction, and educational structures. Talk to practitioners that have successfully implemented strategies, practices and policies to ensure equity for all! All sessions will be recorded and provided to registrants after each session.
“Now is the time to disrupt status quo educational experiences, dismantle inequitable education structures, and reimagine education.”
Dr. Kristopher J. Childs
PHASE 1: Becoming An Equity-Focused Educator
March 17, March 24, March 31, April 7
In this phase, participants will explore becoming an equity-focused educator:
- Learn practices to increase and encourage equity within their classroom
- Empower to lead within their role and environments, while understanding what social emotional learning should look like.
- Unpack the importance of engaging families and communities.
Module 1 - March 17: Equitable Practices for Today’s Classrooms
Module 2 - March 24: How to Champion Equity Initiatives
Module 3 - March 31: Social Emotional Learning in Equity Classrooms
Module 4 - April 7: Why Is Engaging Families and Communities Important?
PHASE 2: Becoming A Culturally Relevant Educator
April 21, April 28, May 12, May 19
In this phase, participants will learn about culturally relevant education and how to enact these principles within their classrooms. Participants will gain:
- A framework for developing and implementing a culturally relevant lesson
- Deepening students’ understanding of ELA and mathematics content
- Strategies to develop lessons that extend beyond the traditional classroom and into students’ communities
- The ideal classroom environment conditions for students to thrive academically, socially, and politically
Module 1 - April 21: How do I develop a better understanding of my students and their unique cultural backgrounds?
Module 2 - April 28: How do I deepen students’ understanding of ELA and mathematics content through authentic connections to culture?
Module 3 - May 12: How do I develop lessons that extend beyond the traditional classroom and into students’ communities?
Module 4 - May 19: What are the ideal conditions to create an authentic culturally relevant classroom environment that allow students to thrive academically, socially, and politically?
PHASE 3: Becoming An Anti-Racist Educator
August 11, August 25, September 15, September 29
In this phase, participants will learn the key components of becoming an anti-racist educator.
- Explore the rationale for becoming an anti-racist educator
- Learn strategies to talk to students about race and racial justice
- Increase ones knowledge base to teach with an anti-racism lens
- Learn how to address inequity power structures and policies within their purview.
Module 1 - August 11: Why should I become an anti-racist educator?
Module 2 - August 25: How do I talk about race and racial justice with students?
Module 3 - September 15: How do I develop my knowledge base to teach with an anti-racism lens?
Module 4 - September 29: How do I address inequitable power structures and policies within my purview?
Meet the Session Facilitators
Dr. Kristopher J. Childs
Chief Equity & Justice Officer
Open Up Resources
Washoe County Schools