When racist curriculum “goes viral” on social media, it is typically dismissed as an isolated incident from a “bad” teacher; however it isn’t an anomaly. It may be a systemic problem that reflects how "whiteness" is embedded and reproduced in education. During this webinar, we’ll hear from author and education professor, Dr. Bree Picower, on how a teacher’s ideas about race, consciously or unconsciously, may influence how they teach about race and racism in the classroom.
Dr. Picower will examine current examples of racist curricula that have gone viral to demonstrate how "whiteness" is entrenched in schools and how these ideas may reinforce racial hierarchies. She’ll explore how racial justice can be achieved in programs across the teacher education pipeline—from admission to induction. By examining the history and development of racial justice efforts in teacher education, this webinar will offer possibilities for transforming how teachers think and teach about race and racism in their classrooms.
Captioning will be provided during this webinar, which takes place from 7–8 PM ET/6–7 PM CT/ 5–6 PM MT/4–5 PM PT. This webinar is not being recorded so please plan to join us live. Check the webinar start time in your local time zone.
You will be eligible to receive one-hour of professional development credit for participation if you actively watch the webinar. At the conclusion of the webinar, you will be able to download a certificate of completion from the webinar console. Check with your school or district in advance of the webinar to ensure that the professional development credit is accepted.