Facilitated Discussions in Critical Race Theory
The CTUF Quest Center presents Facilitated Discussions in Critical Race Theory, facilitator-led discussions about the race, identity, and power in public education. Participants will learn what Critical Race Theory (CRT) is and the implications on teaching practice. They will learn some of its key tenets: racism is commonplace and not aberrational; racism serves a purpose, both mental and material; race is a social construct; and how differential racialization serves and has served to shift needs in our society. Participants will engage in serious discussions about race and take part in scenarios to reflect on their perspective of race, racism, and power, and how these social constructs impact their students’ learning. They will also learn how CRT defines race, racism, culture, identity, discrimination, prejudice, privilege, micro-aggression and macro-aggression, explicit bias and implicit bias, and jurisprudence. While analyzing and discussing how CRT impacts school discipline, participants will become catalysts in ending the school to prison pipeline. These discussions are aligned to the CPS Framework for Teaching 1b: Demonstrating Knowledge of Students, 2a: Creating an Environment of Respect and Rapport, and 2b: Establishing a Culture for Learning.
These facilitated discussions are open to all currently practicing, CPS Pre-K through 12th grade teachers.
1/18/2017 – Facilitated Discussion in Critical Race Theory 1: My Identity – My Students’ Identities (How race, ethnicity, and gender factor into public education, curriculum, and empowerment) 1/25/2017 – Facilitated Discussion in Critical Race Theory 2: I’m Not Colorblind – I Treat Everyone the Same (Discipline in School) 2/15/2017 – Facilitated Discussion in Critical Race Theory 3: What is the Dominant Society and How Does it Still Get Away with Institutional Racism?
- 2/22/2017 – Facilitated Discussion in Critical Race Theory 4: Macro-aggression Vs. Micro-aggression
Remaining Session Dates: Wednesdays – 2/15, and 2/22/2017
Time: 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Tuition: $35 – 3.5 ISBE PD Hours
Parking: Free parking available
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