our world, our schools.
"The whole purpose of education is to turn
mirrors into windows."
-Sydney J. Harris, journalist
Bringing Our World to Your School
Workshops for Arizona schools are provided free of charge thanks to the generosity of our title sponsor:
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.
Full and half day workshops are available for schools, districts, and individual educators interested in building cultural understanding and learning strategies for connecting with students.
Education is at its most powerful when students see themselves as change makers. Our World provides opportunities for students to lead social justice work and discover why more Black and Indigenous People of Color are needed in the education workforce.
Discover lesson plans, videos, and other classroom resources.
Building Connections with Students: An Exploration of Anti-Racism and Strategies for Adopting Inclusive Classroom Practices
This workshop for teachers and administrators provides a foundational understanding of anti-racism and the historical constructs that sometimes lead to misunderstanding. While many schools or districts may have already engaged faculty in equity, diversity, and inclusion training, anti-racism goes beyond that to delve deeper into bias and common microaggressions people often unknowingly exhibit. Participants will learn ways to immediately begin incorporating classroom and school-wide practices that build connections with students.
Educating for Equity: A Guide for Schools and Districts Seeking a Comprehensive Model (3 hours)
This 3-hour intensive is a follow-up to Building Connections with Students OR for schools and districts who have already undergone extensive equity and diversity training. Building upon the foundations of anti-racism, equity, diversity, and inclusion discussed in the first session, schools and districts will be led through ideas for establishing systemic, sustainable infrastructures to support equity. Strategies for creating inclusive classrooms will be discussed along with an overview of how individual educator bias can impact student success.
Social Justice in the Classroom
Student-led anti-racist work can be a powerful catalyst for change and 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 anti-racism work into the classroom. An Our World Fellow will work alongside teachers and students to identify a project, assign roles and action steps, develop outreach and marketing plans, and help guide students toward a finished project.
To bring Our World to your school or for additional information, please contact Renee Levin at .