OUR WORLD, OUR SCHOOLS

Bringing Our World to Your School

 

Workshops on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) for Arizona schools are provided free of charge via Zoom thanks to the generosity of Boeing.

 

Workshops can be held for entire school or district faculties or tailored for smaller groups.

Workshops are three hours in length and may be reserved as half day professional development or combined for full day trainings.

Once workshops are booked, schools or districts will be asked to complete a survey about any equity work that faculty may have participated in previously. This enables facilitators to tailor a customized experience around the specific needs of your staff.

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Our World is provided free of charge via Zoom to any Arizona public school because of generous support provided by: Boeing

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FREE WORKSHOPS FOR SCHOOLS & DISTRICTS

CHANGE BEGINS WITH YOU:

How Educators Can Adopt an Equity Mindset


This session explores the fundamentals of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), and examines specific strategies that individual educators and administrators can implement throughout all learning spaces. While many schools or districts may have previously engaged faculty in DEI training, this module delves deeper into how unconscious bias, particularly around race and ethnicity, can manifest on school campuses and in individual classrooms. Participants will learn strategies for immediately incorporating classroom and school-wide practices that build connections with all students. A great session for engaging school and district teams! (Session is 3 hours and free provided over Zoom) 

LEADING FOR CHANGE:

Transforming School & District Campuses

This session is a great follow-up to "Change Begins With You" by focusing on strategies for igniting campus-wide change. Building upon the foundations discussed in the first module, school and district teams will explore data around educator bias and how all faculty can collectively work together to create safe spaces where all students thrive. Classroom instructional strategies and tools for understanding student identity are discussed along with examples of schools and districts who already leading with comprehensive, sustainable infrastructures to support equity. (Session is 3 hours and free provided over Zoom) 


EMBRACING EVERY STUDENT'S POTENTIAL:

A Framework for Adopting Student-Centered Pedagogy.

This session is based upon the work of Dr. Gholdy Muhammad’s book, Cultivating Genius: An Equity Framework for Culturally and Historically Responsive Literacy, and used with her permission.

The term “literacy” is often associated with just reading and writing, but Dr. Muhammad’s work challenges all educators to broaden their understanding of what literacy instruction actually encompasses. This session will unpack Dr. Muhammad’s 5-part equity framework to examine how identity, skills, intellectualism, criticality, and joy can become the centerpiece of every classroom. (Session is 3 hours and free provided over Zoom)  

OUR WORLD | AEF® STAFF CONTACT

Renee Levin, AEF® Equity Champion | 480-231-4872 | ourworld@azedfoundation.org

OUR WORLD:

Educators for Indigenous Students

This 3-hour introductory workshop for teachers and administrators provides a foundational understanding of Indigenous people and the historical and racialized constructs that sometimes lead to misunderstanding. Designed by First Nations educators, participants will discover factors impacting the educational experience of Indigenous students in the United States - and specifically in Arizona; learn how to have more confidence in their knowledge of the experience of Indigenous students in education; and acquire ideas for integrating Indigenous-focused content into curriculum and learning spaces. (Session is 3 hours and free if provided over Zoom)

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NEW WORKSHOPS FOR SCHOOLS & DISTRICTS

COMING SOON!

  • Our World: Building Connections with Indigenous Students and Families 

  • Our World: Educators for Latino/a/x Students

  • Our World: Integrating Holocaust Studies into the Classroom

SOCIAL JUSTICE THROUGH SERVICE LEARNING

Student-led Social Justice Work

Student-led social justice work can be a powerful catalyst for change. Young people possess the ability to understand the difference between oppression and justice. Social Justice in the Classroom is an add-on component to Our World that provides teachers with the opportunity to integrate student-directed service learning through the lens of social justice. An Our World Fellow will work with you and your students on experiential learning and classroom practices that will give your students opportunities for seeing how change happens and how they can be both actors and leaders in creating change. Our World Social Justice through Service Learning can make your teaching relevant, enrich your classroom community and connect to the outside world, while building creative problem-solvers and leaders in your classroom and beyond. 

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Student Skills Gained:

  • Identify and research real-world issues in their community.

  • Discern fact from opinion.

  • Listening, discussion and presentation techniques.

  • Recognizing multiple points of view and perspectives.

  • Enhanced empathy, leadership and communication.

(Sessions conducted in-person at individual schools)

"The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows."

-Sydney J. Harris, Journalist