Educators will explore and understand historical inequities in education, identify how this impacts the public education system, schools, students, and families. Read more

Educators will be able to define and describe implicit and explicit bias and identify how bias influences decisions, actions, and behaviors with students and families. Educators will also identify specific actions they can take to disrupt bias in their classrooms, schools, and districts. Read more

Through this course, educators will be guided to define and identify examples of inequity in education and understand the impact of those inequities. They will also reflect on their current practice and develop action steps that promote equity, inclusion, and belonging. Read more

Educators will develop a common language and understanding for diversity, equity, and cultural competence. This will allow them to effectively develop and implement strategies that value the cultural experiences of all students and their families. When students’ diverse cultural experiences are valued in their education, they are honored and feel a sense of belonging—something that helps them to engage with the content. Thereby, promoting social and academic success. Read more

Unfortunately, millions of U.S. students attend schools where they do not feel safe. Whether it’s bullying, a  daily police presence, the threat of gun violence, educator bias, or another reason, school is not a safe place for every student. Studies show that learners who have been historically marginalized, including Native Americans and other students of color, those with disabilities, LGBTQ+ youth, religious minorities, immigrant students, English language learners, and those who have been classified for special education,  continue to experience unfair behavior, injustice, and inequity in school. Read more

This course invites educators to build upon the concept of Culturally Responsive Teaching practices.  This approach is based on cognitive neuroscience.  When culturally responsive teaching practices are combined with asset-based learning, which includes: life experiences, cultural and community traditions, students are empowered and encouraged to achieve in ways that promote critical thinking, empathy, and creative problem-solving skills that lead to students becoming independent learners. Read more

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