Why Should I Enroll in this E-Course?
This E-course surveys the history of zero-tolerance policies and exclusionary discipline practices in the field of education. Attendees will be exposed to research that highlights the adverse impact of exclusionary discipline practices on the social-emotional well-being and academic achievement of students. Attendees will also develop an understanding of the unequal use of exclusionary discipline practices on students of color and students with disabilities. Additionally, attendees will learn (5) strategies that can be employed to move from a zero-tolerance approach to an approach rooted in educational equity.
How is the course structured?
This course contains 10 mini-lectures that average less than 6-minutes in duration. These lectures are designed to help facilitate on-going conversations about race and school discipline. Educators should use this session to help create professional learning opportunities designed to address disproportionality in school discipline practices. Additionally, this lecture should be used to revise or develop district-wide and school-wide discipline policies and practices to create equitable opportunities for all students.
Attendees have unlimited access to this course for up to 20 days.
How will learning be assessed?
Pre-Assessment and End of Course Survey
Before beginning the course, attendees will be required to take a brief (4) question assessment to evaluate their knowledge of the topics to be discussed in the lecture. Once the lecture is completed, attendees will be required to complete an End-of-Course Survey to assess the effectiveness of this course.
What can attendees expect to gain from this course?
· Attendees will be able to define terms such as “zero-tolerance” and “exclusionary discipline.”
· Attendees will be exposed to research that demonstrates the adverse impact of exclusionary discipline practices on the social-emotional well-being and academic achievement of students.
· Attendees will also develop an understanding of the unequal use of exclusionary discipline practices on students of color.
· Attendees will learn (5) strategies that can be employed to move from a zero-tolerance approach to an approach rooted in 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]
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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.