Diversity, Equity, and Poverty Professional Development Sessions

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Anti-Racist Approaches for White Allies

December 2 and December 3 (Choose one.)
4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Zoom meeting
Two PD credit hours and two EILA credit hours
Session code # 20-21113213 (December 2) and 20-21113214 (December 3)
Facilitator: Dr. Shelley Thomas
For more information, contact Vanessa McPhail.


The Art of Being Twice Gifted

December 11, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Two PD credit hours and two EILA hours
Session code # 20-21113008
Facilitator: Jahi Peake and Taylor Utley


Out of Sight, Out of Mind: How Implicit Bias Impacts the Way We Serve Students

January 11 and 12 (Choose one.)
4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Zoom meeting
Two PD credit hours and two EILA credit hours
Session code # 20-21113050 (January 11) and 20-21113051 (January 12)
Facilitator: Sheldon Eakins
For more information, contact Vanessa McPhail.


Book Study: Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain

January 20, February 17, and March 17
4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Location pending Covid-19 developments
Six PD credit hours and six EILA credit hours (Participants must attend all meetings to receive pd credit.)
Session code # 20-21113180
Facilitator: Taylor Utley 


Movement Matters: Dance a Tool for Communication

January 21, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Two PD credit hours and two EILA hours
Session code # 20-21113009
Facilitator: Harlina Trumbo and Taylor Utley


Supporting Students to Critique and Experience the Joy of Mathematics

January 27 and January 28 (Choose one.)
4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Zoom meeting
Two PD credit hours and two EILA credit hours
Session code # 20-21113216 (January 27) and 20-21113218 (January 28)
Facilitator: Lateefah Id-Deen
For more information, contact Vanessa McPhail.


Religious Diversity Series

Each session is 1.5 PD credit hours and 1.5 EILA credit hours. Attendance at all four sessions is encouraged but not required. All sessions will be held virtually (pending COVID-19 developments) from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Dr. Brandon McCormack, University of Louisville, is the facilitator.  

Religion and Social Justice: Race, Ethnicity, Class
January 28
Session code # 20-21110597
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Religion and Social Justice II: Gender and Sexuality
February 18
Session code # 20-21110602
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Religious Diversity and Discrimination: Student Rountable
March 18
Session code # 20-21110605
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Five Way to Lead Anti-Racist Work

February 8 and 9 (Choose one.)
4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Zoom meeting
Two PD credit hours and two EILA credit hours
Session code # 20-21113102 (February 8) and 20-21113103 (February 9)
Facilitator: Julian Heilig
For more information, contact Vanessa McPhail.


Creating and Conceptualizing Space for LGBTQ Students and Families

February 11, 4 to 5:30 p.m.
Zoom meeting
1.5 PD credit hours and 1.5 EILA hours
Session code # 20-21112945
Facilitator: Elizabeth Dinkins, Patrick Englert, and Dr. Monica Lakhwani
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Black Art Matters: Constructing an Anti-Racist Agenda in Art Education

February 18, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Zoom meeting
Two PD credit hours and two EILA hours
Session code # 20-21113010
Facilitator: Jabani Bennett and Taylor Utley


Race and Racial Identity in America: Fact vs. Fiction

February 24 and 25 (Choose one.)
4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Zoom meeting
Two PD credit hours and two EILA credit hours
Session code # 20-21113165 (February 24) and 20-21113166 (February 25)
Facilitator: Dr. Geneva Stark
For more information, contact Vanessa McPhail.


The Struggle Continues: Remembering the Sit-ins

March 1, 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.
Muhammad Ali Center (may change to virtual pending COVID-19 developments)
1.5 PD credit hours and 1.5 EILA credit hours
Session code # 20-21113116
Facilitator: Clest Lanier and Dr. Monica Lakhwani
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The Implications of Educator Identities on Diverse Students

March 8 and 9  (Choose one.)
4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Zoom meeting
Two PD credit hours and two EILA credit hours
Session code # 20-21113052 (March 8) and 20-21113053 (March 9)
Facilitator: Jessica Duenas
For more information, contact Vanessa McPhail.


Queer Inclusive Learning

March 24, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Zoom meeting
Two PD credit hours and two EILA hours
Session code # 20-21110156
For more information, contact Aven Cook.


Developing Cultural Competencies While Promoting Antiracism and Equity

March 24 and March 25 (Choose one.)
4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Zoom meeting
Two PD credit hours and two EILA credit hours
Session code # 20-21113272 (March 24) and 20-21113273 (March 25)
Facilitator: Delilah Gonzales
For more information, contact Vanessa McPhail.


Culturally Responsive Leadership: Moving From Theory to Practice

April 12 and 13 (Choose one.)
4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Zoom meeting
Two PD credit hours and two EILA credit hours
Session code # 20-21113054 (April 12) and 20-21113056 (April 13)
Facilitator: Joe Ellison
For more information, contact Vanessa McPhail.


Teaching Beyond Cultural Lines to Engage and Inspire Students

May 10 and 11 (Choose one.)
4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Zoom meeting
Two PD credit hours and two EILA credit hours
Session code # 20-21113057 (May 10) and 20-21113058 (May 11)
Facilitator: Candice Hardin
For more information, contact Vanessa McPhail.