Bring Equitable Practices and Joy to Your Classroom
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.
- Define both equity and anti-racism
- Research and reflect on equity and anti-racism in your own school communities
- Establish your own practice of reflection and routines that promote joy in yourself and others
- Apply equitable approaches to your school community
- Examine and reflect on prominent work from equity and anti-racism education leaders and incorporate into practice
- Implement/apply the joy and equity framework to your core values, goals and equity mindset
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
"This was an extremely enjoyable class and an important topic for this time in our history!" -- Carol Millinder, Educator, Redondo Beach Unified School District, CA
Applies Towards the Following Certificate(s), Professional Programs and Series
- Beginning Teachers Series : Courses - Enroll in One or More
- Professional Teachers Program Series : Courses - Enroll in One or More
- Teaching for Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity in the Classroom Series : Courses - Enroll in One or More