Anti-Racism & Equity

The Lynch School of Education and Human Development’s commitment to social justice, dedication to urban teaching environments, and strengths in formative education and critical consciousness-related curriculum come together to serve the needs of Massachusetts school districts who are actively seeking assistance from partner institutions to better prepare their constituents in a complex sociopolitical climate. These offerings are oriented to student, teacher, principal, and administrator training in race-related dialogues, curriculum design, and identity development. 

Each offering can be catered to the specific needs of your school or district. 

Upcoming Offerings

Equity and Excellence in Education

Participants will learn why critical consciousness represents an important developmental asset for youth from marginalized groups, explore promising practices for supporting youth critical consciousness development, and consider the implications for their own work with students.

Date: Jan 2021
Time: TBD
Instructors: Elizabeth MacDonald & Lisa Portadin
PDPs: ??

Raising Students' Critical Consciousness of Race and Racism

This workshop 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.

Date: Jan 2021
Time: TBD
Instructors: Scott Seider & Daren Graves

Action Research to Support Youth Critical Consciousness

Action research refers to educators' work to identify and develop the tools necessary to assess the impact of an initiative being carried out in their own classroom on their students’ learning and development. This series of workshops introduces educators to critical consciousness and promising practices for fostering youth critical consciousness, and then guides educators in the development of an action research project for assessing the impact of a critical consciousness initiative in their own classroom.

Date: Jan 2021
Time: TBD
Instructors: Scott Seider & Daren Graves
PDPs: 15