This course is intended for K-12 educators who want to foster both joy and equity in their teaching context. Educators will engage with current media on equity and anti-racism while gaining new resources with direct application to the teaching practice. Educators will also examine ways to humanize the learning environment where students and the teacher are in a learning partnership. Working closely with your instructor, educators will self assess and interrogate text by major leaders in the field of anti-racism in order to plan for a classroom culture that honors student identity. For the final project, participants will develop an action plan to support equitable and anti-racist teaching practices. This course will provide educators with many learning opportunities so they can take anti-racist action in their sphere of control.
Number of Units: 3.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours
Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for K-12 educators interested in creating an equitable and joyful learning environment in their classroom.
Course Materials: None
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