Anti-Racist Educator/Anti-Racist Classroom


  • Anti-Racist Educator/Anti-Racist Classroom Save the Dates

21-22 Cohorts

  • Save the Dates! Dr. Ali Michael will return, with additional guests, to continue our learning during the 21-22 school year. 

    PreK-5th Cohort Dates:

    Wednesday, October 13

    Wednesday, November 3

    Wednesday, December 1

    Wednesday, January 12

    Wednesday, February 2

    Wednesday, March 9

    Wednesday, April 13

    6-12th Cohort Dates:

    Thursday, October 14

    Thursday, November 4

    Thursday, December 2

    Thursday, January 13

    Thursday, February 3

    Thursday, March 10

    Thursday, April 14

    All sessions meet from 6-7:30pm on Zoom. Clock hours, EA In Service hours, TA lane change hours, & BOSA CEUs available. Registration available in PowerSchool soon. 

    Ali Michael, Ph.D., is the co-founder and director of the Race Institute for K-12 Educators, and the author of Raising Race Questions: Whiteness, Inquiry and Education (Teachers College Press, 2015), winner of the 2017 Society of Professors of Education Outstanding Book Award.  She is co-editor of the bestselling Everyday White People Confront Racial and Social Injustice: 15 Stories (2015, Stylus Press) and bestselling Guide for White Women who Teach Black Boys (2018, Corwin Press).  She also sits on the editorial board of the journal Whiteness and Education.  Ali’s article, What do White Children Need to Know About Race?, co-authored with Dr. Eleonora Bartoli in Independent Schools Magazine, won the Association and Media Publishing Gold Award for Best Feature Article in 2014.  Ali holds her Ph.D. from Penn, where she continues to be engaged with race and equity efforts on campus.  She spends the rest of the time raising two amazing human beings.

20-21 Cohorts

  • Learning about race and Whiteness can be confusing, contentious, and frightening, par­ticularly for White people. Even just asking questions about race can be scary due to fear around what our questions might reveal about our ignorance or bias.  Dr. Ali Michael invites us into this conversation with a vision that is worth working for: a healthy multiracial community. In this course we will explore how a strong positive racial identity in students has been linked to social and academic success in school. We will discuss educators' need to be as mindful of racial identity development as they are of child and brain development. We will address the necessity for educators to have a strong personal racial identity, as well as why race matters in schools and school districts, and how and why the teacher's understanding of race matters in the classroom. Finally, we will consider how creating racially equitable schools requires educators, administrators, and school district staff to do personal work. We engage in racial equity education and practice at SPPS because we long for a healthy multiracial community--in our city and in our schools. We will look at how race matters on the systemic level, in terms of achievement and opportunity, and will serve as a think tank for exploring ways in which educators, administrators, and school district staff can take the lead in making change.

    Course faciliated by Dr. Ali Michael, with additional guests, Wendy Thompson, Dr. Samuel Torres, and Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr. 

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