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Educator Intensive – Teaching Race in the Classroom

July 24 @ 9:00 am - July 28 @ 5:00 pm

A week-long learning intensive for educators focused on effectively designing and implementing curriculum with a racialized lens.
Date/Time: July 24 -28, 2023 (9-5pm daily)
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Training participants will join a cohort of educators for a week intensive and two optional follow-ups. The Intensive will occur under the direction of CEI’s Director of Educational Equity, Jessica Mallare Best, a former classroom teacher who spent the majority of her career designing and implementing race specific courses across multiple school sites and student demographics. You can learn more about Jessica online at www.ceipdx.com.

The week intensive will also include many of the following components:

  • Unpacking your own racial identity
  • Facilitating from questions
  • Building a listening practice
  • Experiential learning activities
  • Using story as a tool for engagement and learning
  • Developing a responsive learning space for BIPOC individuals
  • Responding to the emotion that conversations sound race provokes
  • Generating curriculum with a racialized lens
  • Each participant will design and deliver a 30 min mini lesson practicing the tools and skills we worked on throughout the week
  • Participants will get written and verbal feedback
  • Vision Mapping
  • Note: Homework assignments/resources will be given throughout the week to support in participants ongoing learning and application

Please read prerequisites for taking this course and a more detailed description on the Eventbrite posting.



July 24 @ 9:00 am
July 28 @ 5:00 pm
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Center for Equity & Inclusion
1801 NE Alberta Street
Portland, OR 97211 United States