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Breaking Down Bias - Cohort B (Summer 2024)

May 30, 2024 - Jun 27, 2024
20 credits

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Description:

This course, Breaking Down Bias: Championing Equitable and Inclusive Classrooms, 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.

To view/download course syllabus, click here.

Goals: 

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.

 

Cost: 

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

 

 

Who: 

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

 

When: 

The course takes place over four weeks starting Thursday, May 30, and ending Wednesday, June 26, 2024.

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

 

 

 

Time commitment: 20 hours total (estimate)

Approximately 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.

 

Pacing: 

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!

 

If you have questions or need accommodations for disabilities, please email us at onlinelearning@adl.org so we can ensure your full participation. 

Your accessibility matters to us!

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