The Center for Racial Justice in Education Dallas-Fort Worth is excited to announce our 2018- 2019 Cohort of Anti-Racism Educators Program. This program is designed for small school-based teams of educators in the Dallas-Fort Worth area to build a collective anti-racism practice together.

CARE Program Participants will:

  • Enhance their understanding of the how race and racism manifests in classrooms, schools and the lived experiences of students
  • Collaboratively gain strategies and resources for creating racial equity in their classrooms and schools
  • Become part of a community of educators who are building an anti-racism practice in their classrooms and schools

Any school can send a team of educators (cohort) to participate in the program. School teams should be comprised of a diverse group of 4 school employees, which could include classroom teachers, counselors, school administrators and auxiliary staff. Teams are strongly encouraged to include at least one school administrator.

Title 1 Schools, serving a majority of students of color, will receive full scholarships to participate. For all other schools, the cost of the program is $250 per school team. Schools may have more than one team apply.

Priority will be given to those schools in which at least one administrator has attended the Center for Racial Justice in Education’s Talking About Race in the Classroom training.

Once accepted into the program school teams will:

  • Attend one of the following Talking About Race in the Classroom trainings from 9am-4pm:
    Wednesday, October 17th
    Tuesday, December 11th
    Tuesday, February 5th
    Tuesday, April 2nd
  • Participate in a one-hour virtual debrief session with the Center for Racial Justice in Education staff to assess school policies, practices and culture using a racial equity lens.
  • Attend one virtual community conversation with other participating schools to exchange strategies and tools for advancing racial equity in their school communities: 3/19 or 4/16 (5-6pm)
  • Attend an in-person culminating alliance building gathering (May 9th 5-7pm) with all CARE participants to further build and sustain an ongoing community of anti-racism practice.

Overview

Program ComponentDescription
WhoWhen
Talking About Race in the Classroom TrainingA full day training in which school teams will:

• Deepen their knowledge of the history and definitions of race and racism
• Enhance their understanding of the how race and racism manifests in classrooms, schools and the lived experiences of students
• Practice applying a racial equity lens to scenarios related to race and racism in the classroom
• Gain strategies for creating racial equity in classrooms and schools
All school team members must attend the training on the same day in its entirety.
School teams will choose one of the following dates to attend, from 9am-4pm:

• Wednesday, October 17th
• Tuesday, December 11th
• Tuesday, February 5th
• Tuesday, April 2nd
Virtual Debrief Session Each school team will virtually participate in a one-on-one debrief session with the Center for Racial Justice in Education staff to assess the racial equity needs of the school communityAll four of the school team members must attend this one hour video conference. Teams will schedule calls within 3 weeks of attending the training.
Virtual Community ConversationsA 90 minute virtual dialogue with other school teams to reflect on actionable ways to integrate an anti-racism practice in the classroom/school At least half of the school team should attend one virtual community conversation.Virtual Community Conversation Dates:

Tuesday, March 19th
Tuesday, April 16th
5-6:30pm
Evening Closing CARE GatheringA community networking resource and sharing gathering for all CARE program members. All school team members are invited to attend.Thursday May 9th
5-7pm

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