BECOMING AN ANTIRACIST EDUCATOR
EDU 5515 C11: Becoming an Antiracist Educator (3 Credit)
Dates and Times: September 20 – November 8, 2020.
REQUIRED Materials and Textbook(s) Lyiscott, Jamila(2019). Black Appetite. White Food: Issues of Race, Voice, and Justice Within and Beyond the Classroom. Routeledge. ISBN: 978-1138480667
OPTIONAL Materials and Textbook(s) Brown Brené. (2019). Dare to lead: brave work, tough conversations, whole hearts. International Center for Leadership in Education. ISBN: 978—1328027047
Audience: All educators prek-12
Course Description: Today, more than ever, schools must be prepared to meet the varying educational, social, and emotional needs of all children. The U.S. population will be considerably more racially, ethnically and physically diverse by 2060, according to projections released by the U.S. Census Bureau. Therefore, it is absolutely essential that our educational resources and practices reflect the changing makeup of our classrooms to ensure that students feel welcomed and supported regardless of their race or culture. In this course, you will thoroughly explore white privilege, implicit bias, and equity through research, and courageous online discussions moving your educational practice towards that of an antiracist. This course focuses on leveraging your classroom library to help foster a foundation for developing an antiracist climate in your classroom through intentional conversations and exposure to diverse literature representations. Participants will also explore how to also evaluate and select the best multicultural literature when building classroom libraries while learning how to approach the conversation of race developmentally in grades K-12. This course will prepare participants to bring back to their schools a model for being an antiracist educator that they can use to leverage a call to action within the systems, curriculum and practices of the school community ensuring that students are learning receiving an educational experience that prepares them to be citizens of the world.