ONLINE STUDY GROUPS

Study groups allow teachers to build community and partnerships. This online flipped classroom provides participants with work to complete ahead of time, enabling participants to work at their own pace. Then, supportive and collaborative video discussions empower participants to process, develop, and share in the invention process.  

 

 

Each meeting, we unpack one section of Anti-Bias Education to explore recommended practices, find helpful explanations and learn how each practice connects to the larger framework. We begin each session with a self-reflection to set our intentions. We end each session with an action plan to guide the next steps.

E-Courses

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ANTI-BIAS CLASSROOM CULTURE   

03

PARTNERING WITH FAMILIES AND

THE COMMUNITY   

04

BECOMING AN ANTI-BIAS TEACHER 

05

NURTURING IDENTITY &  

CULTURE

INTRODUCTION TO ANTI-BIAS EDUCATION

IS IT JUST RIGHT?

  • You are seeking authentic ways to support learners whole selves 

  • You thrive in a cooperative, integrative, and supportive environment 

  •  You prefer reflective tools to create an action plan

  • You've committed to attending all the sessions 

  • You have access to the internet, a video camera, and a microphone

 

  • Create a classroom environment to reflect diversity, inclusivity, and fairness 

  • Encourages learners to speak out against bias and unfairness

  • Partnering with families and community in genuine ways

  •  Support learner's developing identities 

  • Engage with texts using a critical lens and perspective taking 

  • Develop content-rich activities focusing on English-Language Arts, Reading, and History 

 

  • A mixture of presentations and guidance 

  •   A short presentation  followed by supported worktime

  • Concrete tools and resources to use right away 

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT 

  • Shared dialogue 

  • Breakout sessions 

  • Collaborative activities 

  •  Models

  • Coaching + Expert Support

  •  Feedback loop

  •  Reflection 

  • Digital Resources 

  •  Curriculum Activities 

 

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

I would recommend study groups because I got so much out of it. I enjoyed learning both from Britt and the others in my cohort. I gained so many useful strategies and what we all talked about helped me to concretely put things into practice. I think a lot of people would gain a lot out of taking this course.

I will start to use powerful symbols in the classroom, effectively responding to adults that share biased thoughts, spending the first 6 weeks developing students' personal identity and then moving onto developing a societal identity, student questionnaire, and family interviews.

I would recommend study groups to a friend to open their eyes to anti-bias education. Many educators may think they do not need this training, but no one is perfect and this course does a great job of putting things on the table for you to consider and allowing you to explore what you need to develop.

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Britt Hawthorne is a Black, cisgender, Christian woman educator working in and out of the classroom to dismantle white supremacy and oppression. Outside of her classroom, she works alongside guides to create a culturally prepared environment using an anti-bias framework. She partners with Montessori for Social Justice, Showing Up for Racial Justice and Embracing Equity to present meaningful anti-bias education workshops. Inside her classroom, she is committed to careful observation, reflection, and a meticulous environment for independence. Her schoolhouse is for families whom race, gender, and culture are central to their identity and being. Britt is credentialed in Lower Elementary and Upper Elementary (AMS) and holds teaching certificates in Illinois (K-8) and Texas (EC-6). 

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