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SI: Recruiting and Retaining Underrepresented Students in Gifted Education: Anti-Racist, Equity-Guided, Culturally Responsive Principles and Strategies is a Course

SI: Recruiting and Retaining Underrepresented Students in Gifted Education: Anti-Racist, Equity-Guided, Culturally Responsive Principles and Strategies

Starts Jun 2, 2021
6.0 credits

$90 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

Throughout the United States, Black and Hispanic students are consistently and extensively underrepresented in gifted education and other programs designated for advanced learners. Specifically, Black students are underrepresented by roughly 50% and Hispanic students by almost 40%. In many states and numerous school districts, underrepresentation exceeds these national averages. Inequities abound in every aspect of the recruitment and retention process and are grounded in racialized deficit thinking. In this course, comprised of a series of workshops, barriers are discussed, attitudes, policies, and procedures are interrogated, and recommendations guided by equity, cultural responsiveness, and anti-racism are shared. Participants will have opportunities to explore their school data, set representation goals, and develop policies and procedures to increase access for these underrepresented but capable of students.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, participants will learn and acquire equity-based strategies and resources (e.g., attitudes, policies, practices, and instruments) for increasing access to gifted and talented education for underrepresented students of color.


Course Dates

June 2

Required Live Sessions:

This course will have asynchronous and synchronous components.

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

Wednesday, June 2


*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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