Be on My SIDE: Educating for Social Justice, Inclusivity, Diversity and Equity will address the role of educators as allies, advocates and catalysts for positive change. Educators will examine their personal biases, reflect upon the research, listen to and understand perspectives and strategies of experts in the field, and develop an action plan to address challenges related to race, ability, mental health, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, and other issues pertaining to social justice, inclusivity, diversity and equity in education.
Number of Units: 2.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours
Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education to PK-12 teachers and administrators interested in examining and resolving scenarios related to social justice, inclusivity, diversity and equity; who want to infuse strategies and resources into their existing curriculum; and who want to create a sustainable action plan for navigating the challenges of meeting the diverse needs of students.
Course Materials: Text, Case Studies on Diversity and Social Justice Education by Paul Gorski and Seema Pothini available at Amazon.com or your local bookstore
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