Why Should I Enroll in this E-Course?
This session serves as a foundational tool to help educators explore concepts such as unconscious bias and educational equity. In this session, “Blind Spots” refer to the racial and cultural biases that subconsciously influence educator interaction and behavior. Attendees will review research to grasp a more informed perspective of the role of racial and cultural bias in the field of education. Attendees will also be exposed to research that highlights the role of bias in school discipline, special education identification processes, gifted and talented placement, and hiring practices. By the end of this session, attendees will have gained five strategies for courageously addressing bias in the field of education to move toward educational equity.
This E-course provides attendees with unlimited access to this PD for 20 days. This takes sustained professional development to the highest level.
Researchers at the Harvard Graduate School of Education have stated, “Many educators struggle with unconscious bias in their roles at school, and often in ways that can unknowingly perpetuate racism and negatively affect students” (Anderson, 2019). Through this course, educators will be able to identify unconscious bias in discipline practices, special education placement, and gifted and talented programs. Attendees will learn (5) strategies to help them overcome these “blind spots” and move toward educational equity.
Reference: Anderson, J. (2019). Harvard EdCast: Unconscious Bias in Schools. Harvard Graduate School of Education. https://www.gse.harvard.edu/news/19/11/harvard-edcast-unconscious-bias-schools
How is the course structured?
With 20 days of unlimited access to this presentation, attendees will have more than enough time to dive deep into the research on unconscious bias in educational practices. Through a series of (23) self-paced lectures, averaging less than three minutes per lecture, attendees will review the latest research on unconscious bias in education.
How will learning be assessed?
Attendees will have an opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned via formative assessments embedded into the course. Each quiz assesses the attendees' comprehension of the concepts discussed in the lectures. At the conclusion of this course, attendees will also have an opportunity to complete a brief survey to indicate the effectiveness of this course.
What can attendees expect to gain from this course?
· Attendees will gain an understanding of racial and cultural "blind spots" in the field of education.
· Attendees will be exposed to research that highlights the role of race and culture in discipline practices, special education identification processes, and gifted and talented programs.
· Attendees will become aware of systemic issues in the field of education, including hiring practices involving minority candidates.
· Attendees will increase their awareness of "blind spots" in the field of education and how they may adversely impact student achievement.
· Attendees will receive (5) strategies for overcoming bias to move toward educational equity.
How do I enroll large groups?
There are several packages available for group enrollment including:
1. Small Group Package - Up to 10 educators
2. Medium Group Package - Up to 25 educators
3. Large Group Package - Up to 60 educators
For schools or districts desiring to enroll groups larger than 60 educators, please email [email protected]
For inquiries related to Purpose Pushers Academy, pricing, and/or content, please email [email protected]
- Educational Blind Spots (0:37)
- Discussion: Virtual Think-Pair-Share (1:51)
- Racial Blind Spots (2:29)
- Cultural Blind Spots (2:52)
- Special Education Blind Spots (3:40)
- Achievement Blind Spots (Gifted and Talented Programs) (2:18)
- Systemic Blind Spots (Hiring Practices) (1:29)
- Student Blind Spots (3:00)
- Discussion: Virtual Think-Pair-Share (1:19)
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Jahkari “JT” Taylor is an award-winning educator, researcher, instructionauthor, entrepreneur, and highly-sought after speaker. He has presented across the state of Virginia and Maryland at K-12 schools, colleges/universities, and professional conferences. Throughout his career, he has won numerous awards including the Iota Phi Lambda Emerald Educator Award, Teacher of the Year for Oscar Smith High School, and Overall City-Wide Teacher of the Year for Chesapeake Public Schools. In 2019, JT was selected as an ASCD Emerging Leader for the 2019 cohort.