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SI: A Clarion Call for Change: Dismantling Racism and Anti-Blackness in Special Education and Discipline is a Course

SI: A Clarion Call for Change: Dismantling Racism and Anti-Blackness in Special Education and Discipline

Starts Jun 10, 2021
12.0 credits

$180 Enroll

Full course description

This is a for-cost course. To accept responsibility for payment and pay via credit card, use the Promotional Code: SendMeInvoice when signing up for this course. Once you are enrolled you will receive an invoice for the cost of this course. If payment is not received prior to June 1, 2021, you will be dropped from the course.

Course Introduction

Volumes of reports and studies reveal that racism and anti-Blackness, especially toward Black boys, run rampant in our nation and the majority of school districts. Overrepresentation among this student group in stigmatized areas of special education (e.g., behavioral, and emotional disorders, cognitive delays, ADHD) and subjective disciplinary decisions by educators and resource officers seriously compromises the educational experiences and trajectory of these students. Both areas contribute to a myriad of outcomes such as the school-to-prison-pipeline, school dropout, underachievement, achievement gaps, miseducation, and underemployment. In this series of workshops/presentations, racism and anti-Blackness are interrogated. The invited speakers have extensive experiences with this student group, the topics, and intervention and prevention.

Learning Objectives

Participants will learn from speakers, videos, readings, and resources how to stop/prevent racial discrimination in special education and discipline. They will learn how to promote equity and diversity to stop the profiling, policing, misplacement, and miseducation of Black and other students of color.


Course Dates

June 10 - June 11

Required Live Sessions:

For your schedule, please note we will meet synchronously in our online course from 9:00am-3:00pm on the following days:

Thursday, June 10

Friday, June 11

*Please log in to the course prior to our synchronous start time to review any course related information.

Course Instructor(s)

Dr. Donna Y. Ford


Summer Institute Course Theme

Overcoming Systemic Racism in Schools



information iconCredits: Participants will receive documentation for the successful completion of this course. No university credit will be earned. Contact hours, listed as credits on this enrollment page, are defined as time spent under scheduled instruction, which can be synchronous or asynchronous. 1 Credit = 10 Contact Hours. For additional details on how contact hours were determined for this offering, please review our Contact Hours Guide.


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