Course Details

P187-12522.1S24 - Facilitating Brave Spaces for Learning

Course Details
Course Description: “Our classrooms can be generative sites of contention, of push and pull and authentic engagement as we take on first questions and fundamental principles. And when these questions animate teachers and students in their projects and pursuits, freedom comes into view as something attainable and real” (W. Ayers in Teaching When the World is on Fire, edited by L. Delpit, p. 14). As educators, we play a crucial role in society – we are daily facilitators of conversations that address and impact societal norms. We share precious opportunities to promote social justice through facilitating courageous conversations, regardless of the grade level or content area we teach. This course discusses principles, guidelines, expectations, and practices that can be embedded and implemented in our core instruction and in our daily interactions with our students to navigate the nuances of our own and our students’ complex identities, as well as societal challenges including oppression, privilege, bias and agency. This course explores some of these critical topics, while addressing the need for creating and maintaining, not simply a safe space, which can imply a void of risk and discomfort, but rather, a brave space for all of us to grow in our mutual understanding of one another and of the issues we face as a society.
Status: Closed for Registration Registration Deadline: 04/15/2024 Start Date: 02/12/2024 End Date: 05/24/2024
Location: Online CTLE Hours: 30 No. of Credits: 2 Categories: Culturally Responsive Instruction, Classroom Communities
Restricted: No CTLE Area: Pedagogy Grades: Pre-K,K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12
Danielson Components 1d : Demonstrating Knowledge of Resources
3b : Using Questioning and Discussion Techniques
Education Partner Information
Education Partner: Quikitech Contact:
Instructor # 1: Rebecca Flora Instructor # 2: Randy Chang
ASPDP Fee: $90.00 Education Partner Fee: $100.00 Materials Fee: $0.00 Total Fees: $190.00
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