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Breaking Down Bias - Cohort A (Fall 2023) is a Course

Breaking Down Bias - Cohort A (Fall 2023)

Oct 19, 2023 - Nov 16, 2023
20 credits

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This course takes you on an anti-bias learning journey which you will find is a lifelong process. For some, this will be the beginning, filled with new language, unfamiliar ideas and, at times, uncomfortable revelations. For others, this will be an extension of your learning and an opportunity to deepen your exploration of bias, more sharply focus your anti-bias lens and develop new strategies. Breaking Down Bias is a timely, cooperative learning experience led by ADL trained facilitators that empowers you to be a change agent in your classroom and school community.



By the end of this course you will:

  • Learn how to build on the four pillars of ADL’s anti-bias framework: Explore Identity, Interpret Differences, Challenge Bias and Champion Justice.

  • Reflect on the role identity and language play in perspective-taking, bias and belonging.

  • Analyze the origins and impact of bias on our relationships, communities and society.

  • Develop strategies for challenging bias in yourself, your classroom and your schools.



Thanks to ADL's generous supporters, there is no cost to educators and administrators for this course.




The course is for K–12 educators, administrators and student support staff.


Read what educators are saying about the course:

“What an incredible experience. For someone who has taken a handful of culturally competent teaching courses in the past, this has by far been the most effective for me as an educator. The modules modeled practices we could bring into the classroom or school environment, even at the elementary level - a true gift!” 

Elementary Educator

“One of the strengths and gifts of this program was the ability to connect with other people in education. It was such a thoughtful, insightful and informative curriculum!” 

School Administrator

“I will be referencing this site and bragging about it for a very long time. My journal is full of TONS of ideas.”

High School Educator



The course takes place over five weeks starting Thursday, October 19 and ending Thursday, November 19, 2023.

New modules begin weekly on a Thursday and end on the following Wednesday.




Time commitment: 15-20 hours total (estimate)

3-5 hours over the course of each week of asynchronous (self-paced) learning.

(Includes: readings, videos, activities, journals, and posting and responding on discussion boards)

Two (1-hour) live webinars. Participation is highly encourages but the recording will be made available for those that have conflicts.

Exploring resources and additional readings (optional).

Note: We strongly encourage you to be sure you can commit to the time requirements before you register and take a spot.



There is a new session each week. The course is self-paced, asynchronous with facilitated online discussions. There are two scheduled synchronous live learning sessions in Zoom.




Certificate Requirements:

A certificate of 20 professional learning hours will be given upon successful completion of course assignments and a course evaluation.




Once you register, you’ll receive a confirmation email of your enrollment. Mark your calendars!


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