Schooling for Critical Consciousness: A Conversation with Scott Seider and Daren Graves

July 23, 2020
Schooling for Critical Consciousness
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Schooling for Critical Consciousness: A Conversation with Scott Seider and Daren Graves

Teaching for Equity and Justice requires us all to raise our awareness of systemic racism and its root causes in our schools and in our society. What pedagogical approaches exist to empower educators and their students to analyze, navigate, and challenge racial injustice? Join us for a conversation with education scholars Dr. Daren Graves and Dr. Scott Seider, where we will explore mindsets and practices for schooling for critical consciousness.

Live captioning will be provided during this webinar, which takes place from 2–3pm ET/1–2pm CT/11am–12pm PT. If this time doesn’t work for your schedule, be sure to register and we’ll notify you once the recording is available on our On-Demand Learning Center.

At the conclusion of the webinar, you will be able to download a certificate of completion from the webinar console showing one hour of participation. Check with your school district in advance of the webinar to ensure that the professional development credit is accepted.

If you want to explore issues of educational equity more deeply, join us for Teaching for Equity and Justice: An Online Equity Summit.


About the Presenters: 

Dr. Scott Seider is Associate Professor of Applied Developmental and Educational Psychology at Boston College. His research focuses on the role that educators and schools can play in fostering young people's civic development, and he is the co-author with Prof. Daren Graves of Schooling for Critical Consciousness (Harvard Education Press, 2020). Prior to joining the Boston College faculty, Dr. Seider worked as a teacher-educator at Boston University and as a secondary English teacher in the Boston and Westwood (MA) Public Schools.

Dr. Daren Graves is an Associate Professor of Education and Social Work at Simmons University and Adjunct Lecturer of Education at Harvard Graduate School of Education. His research lies at the intersection of critical race theory, racial identity development, and teacher education. Dr. Graves has reported on his work in a variety of publications including Schooling for Critical Consciousness: Engaging Black and Latinx Youth in Analyzing, Navigating, and Challenging Racial Injustice (Harvard Education Press, 2020). He also co-teaches Critical Race Theory in Education at Harvard Graduate School of Education. Dr. Graves serves as co-chair of the AERA Hip Hop Theories, Praxis & Pedagogies Special Interest Group.

Charles FitzGibbon is a Program Associate with Facing History and Ourselves. An educator for the past ten years, he has taught abroad in Sierra Leone as well as domestically in K-12 public schools in the Greater Boston Area and in New York City. Charles is both a second generation immigrant and a fifth generation New Yorker, and brings a global/local lens to his pedagogical approach to social studies and literacy education as a means of expanding critical consciousness along the lines of race, identity and history, and uplifting student civic agency. He received his MA in Social Studies Education from Teachers College at Columbia University.

July 23, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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