The rising racial diversity among America’s student population alongside America’s overwhelmingly White teaching workforce requires us to determine how we will commit to creating inclusive K – 12 classrooms. At the same time, there is the need to explore the cultural competence of all educators and the ways that race and gender intersect to influence all aspects of education, from classroom demographics to content inclusion and equitable discipline. Dr. Rebecca Dupas will rely on case studies rooted in her research as well as facilitated conversation to help us explore how educators can be mindful of dueling perspectives about race and how to mitigate the impact of gender and race in the classroom. The session will end with tangible action items for K- 12 educators, parents, and all involved in the education of our children.
Registration for the Event will Close at 9 am EST the morning before each session.
There is no charge to join the discussion, however sessions are limited to the first 100 registrations. You will receive an email no later than 48 hours before the event with a link to the session. Discussions, presentations, breakout sessions and Q & A will be 1.5 hours.
About the Presenters:
Dr. Rebecca Dupas is an educator, author and poet. Her professional and educational experiences have been rooted in instruction, workshop facilitation, training design, and educational and professional development for diverse learners. Her dissertation,”White Teachers in Urban Schools”, explored the contributions of preservice diversity training and increased her own abilities in (1) addressing the needs of diverse learners, and (2) supporting the development of those responsible for their learning. In her professional work in the field of museum education, Dr. Dupas engages youth and professional audiences and leads national and international workshops that explore ethical decision-making. Additionally, she promotes civic engagement in order to promote the development and sustainment of inclusive communities.