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SI: An Overview of Theories and Models that Promote Self-Reflection and Anti-Racism is a Course

SI: An Overview of Theories and Models that Promote Self-Reflection and Anti-Racism

Starts Jun 14, 2021
4.0 credits

$60 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

Racism, particularly anti-Blackness, is far too prevalent in schools. We see a great amount of racial discrimination in discipline, special education over-representation, and gifted education underrepresentation for Black students more than other racial and ethnic groups. However, when questioned and confronted, educators frequently deny racism and deficit thinking. Excuses abound in denial and alleged implicit bias. Explicit bias gets too little attention in school-based injustices. As I write this proposal, I am learning about a five-year-old Black boy who was asked to unclog a toilet with his bare hands. The white teacher claims that this was not racist; she was just teaching him a "lesson". The families and others are righteously outraged, this little boy (victim) must surely be traumatized. In this presentation/professional development workshop, explicit bias, implicit bias, microaggressions, deficit thinking, gaslighting, and several other theories and models of prejudice and discrimination are presented to promote self-selection and change. Participants will keep a journal focused on current issues of racism, including thoughts and behaviors/actions by themselves.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, participants will become (more) familiar with models and theories that improve cultural competence and decrease or eliminate racial prejudice and discrimination. Self-reflection and introspection will increase.


Course Dates

June 14

Required Live Sessions:

For your schedule, please note we will meet synchronously in our online course from 9:00am - 1:00pm on the following days:

Monday, June 14


*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

Dr. Edward C. Fletcher

Dr. James L. Moore

Summer Institute Course Theme

Teaching for Equity and Social Justice



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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