This introductory course by anti-bias/antiracist (ABAR) teacher-educator and Montessorian, Britt Hawthorne, is designed to help educators take the first steps to developing critical cultural consciousness within their teaching practice and equip them with a common language to assist with navigating discussions around diversity and justice in the classroom.
Participants will leave with an understanding of how children develop racial and ethnic prejudices early in life, how to identify stereotypes, and how to respond to pre-prejudice, along with the tools to combat explicit and implicit biases. Participants will also learn how to create a developmentally appropriate anti-bias environment.
This course consists of 4 hours of pre-recorded videos plus a workbook of activities and reflection to facilitate learning.
Best for educators who work with children aged 3-12.
You will learn...
How to examine and uplevel your teaching practice to uplift all learners and their many identities.
How to support honest and developmentally appropriate conversations about unfairness and racism in your classroom.
The key ages and stages for identity development and the tools to support healthy growth.
How to identify pre-prejudice and respond to it in a developmentally appropriate way.
StartWorkbook for Introduction to Anti-bias Education
Start1. Centering Our Bodies (4:32)
Start2. Land Acknowledgment (3:14)
Start3. Supporting Indigenous Education (24:18)
Start4. Safe Space- Brave Space (9:56)
Start5. Anti-bias Education in Action (11:34)
Start6. What To Know Before Starting (21:27)
Start7. Anti-bias Work for the Adult (22:36)
Start8. Understanding the Learner's Identity Development featuring Guest Speakers (88:53)
Start9. Cancel Colorblindness (4:37)
Start10. Teaching About Whiteness (36:11)
Start11. Anti-bias Education for Children (35:46)
Start12. Responding to Bias (8:40)
StartYou're Ready for the Ebook
About Britt Hawthorne
Britt Hawthorne (she/her), is a nationally recognized anti-bias/antiracist (ABAR) teacher-educator. She partners with action-oriented educators, creating classroom environments that are inclusive and equitable for all learners. Her work seeks to move justice from being an idea to the authentic culture.
Britt began her ABAR work as an elementary classroom educator. Looking for community and support, she turned to Instagram. She truthfully shared the many ways she unintentionally perpetuated white supremacy culture inside her classroom, along with her favorite anti-biased materials, and how she selects books for her classroom collection. Her Instagram account became an act of courage. It focused on creating an online community centered around anti-racist teaching. This path of truth and justice became her work. With over 75K followers on Instagram, she is working to build a coalition of anti-racist educators that will assess a racist situation with clarity and be moved to action. To learn more about Britt and how she is rooting for you, join her Patreon community.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Who is this course for?
This course is best suited for educators and school leaders who serve children aged 3-12 years. Parents and other community members are also welcome.
When does the course start and finish?
This course consists of pre-recorded videos and PDF downloads. You will gain access to all the course contents upon registration and may go through them at your convenience. You have access for one year.
Will I receive a Certificate of Completion?
You can get a certificate of completion for 5 hours by request. You will need to fill out a feedback form found at the end of the course. You will receive a PDF certificate via email. We recommend confirming with your local licensing agency prior to registering if you are relying on having the certificate approved. Read more about certificates of attendance HERE.
How long will I have access to this course?
Your registration allows one year of access. During that time you may view the course contents as often as you wish, at your convenience.
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