Course Starts: January 11
Relationships are the fundamental building blocks for our schools. Develop relationship literacy and discover strategies to manage relationships virtually. Create brave spaces to lead conversations around diversity, equity, and inclusion in your school and cultivate emotional self-care and community care practices. Explore healing and emotional self-care practices with tools and resources to advance racial equity centered design.
The course will take 2-4 hours per week to complete and can be done at your own pace and on your own time. Teachers who submit a class project and provide feedback to the other students in their group will receive 12 hours of professional learning credit.
Week 1 - Introduction to the topic, featuring a webinar with guest expert(s) (which you can attend in real-time or watch at your own convenience), curated resources, and a moderated online discussion.
Week 2 - Further exploration of the topic, featuring a second webinar with guest expert(s) (which you can attend in real-time or watch at your own convenience), curated resources, and a moderated online discussion.
Week 3 - Application of your learning, through a scaffolded project, access to scheduled office hours with the course facilitators to answer your specific questions, and a moderated online discussion.
Week 4 - Group feedback on class projects and final reflections on the course.
The following discounts are available for groups:
For 6-10 registrants use discount code COMMUNITY10 at checkout for 10% off your registration.
For 11+ registrants use discount code COMMUNITY20 at checkout for 20% off your registration.
Meet the Course Facilitators
Ayodele Harrison, Senior Partner, Education and Director of BMEsTalk for CommunityBuild Ventures
Ayodele Harrison is Senior Partner of Education with CommunityBuild Ventures (CBV). CBV is a solution-focused firm committed to eliminating racial disparities by developing powerful, impactful, and racial equity driven leaders and organizations. As Senior Partner, Ayodele works with diverse stakeholders to address the educational inequities our students, teachers and staff and communities experience every day.
Darnell Fine, Experienced Facilitative Leader and Coach, focusing on curriculum & assessment, DEI, and culturally responsive teaching
Darnell is an experienced facilitator of adult learning focusing on curriculum & assessment, diversity, equity, inclusion, and culturally responsive teaching. He has led sessions for national and international conferences, numerous US public, independent and international schools, as well as the Pew Center and the US Department of Education. In addition to facilitation, he serves as a curriculum consultant, reviewing manuscripts and curricula for publishing companies, national arts organizations, and universities. After earning his Bachelor’s in Africana Studies and Education at Brown University, Darnell obtained his Teacher Support Specialist Endorsement through Georgia State University and his Master’s in Creative Writing in London. He is currently an instructional coach and chairs the faculty Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) planning team at Singapore American School. He is also a doctoral candidate at the University of Southern California, studying educational leadership through a lens of equity and social justice. Darnell is a 2012 recipient of the Teaching Tolerance Award for Excellence in Culturally Responsive Teaching and a former advisory board member with Teaching Tolerance.