Our offerings for K-12 educators draw on research by top Lynch School faculty as well as current practitioners in the field. We bring data informed practices to your classrooms and education spaces in order to address all needs of a twenty first century school.
From teaching and learning to anti-racism and equity, from coaching and leading to student support, our offerings cover a wide range of topics that enhance learning spaces and hone the skills of educators.
Facilitator: Lisa Portadin
Format: Online Workshop
For Administrators: October 20th, 6 - 7:30pm
For Educators: October 23rd, 9 - 10:30am
This workshop will provide participants with the practical tools and reflective opportunities to evaluate and adjust classroom texts and instruction to address instances of bias. In part 1 of this 90-minute workshop, participants will first acknowledge that bias persists in our classrooms and that there are multiple avenues for disrupting bias. In Part 2, participants will then actively participate in decision making around their own curricular texts and consider alternatives approaches in mitigating detected bias.
This professional development series is built around four questions: What is race? What is racism? What is racial identity? What is critical consciousness? Participants will learn why both positive racial identity and critical consciousness represent important forms of "psychological armor" for youth of color that enable them to thrive by recognizing, resisting, and challenging racism.
These professional development opportunities will be led by Boston College Professor Scott Seider and Simmons University Professor Daren Graves, and draw from their four-year study of youth critical consciousness development across five different secondary schools. Participants will learn why critical consciousness represents an important developmental asset for youth of color, explore promising practices for supporting youth critical consciousness development, and consider the implications for their own work with students.
Formats Available: Online Synchronous and Asynschronous, In Person Sessions
This offering can be customized based on your school, district, and organization. Please contact the Professional and Continuing Education Office to discuss options for your team.