The annual Dismantling Systemic Racism conference, sponsored by the SERC Foundation in collaboration with the State Education Resource Center (SERC), is a conference on the importance of racial equity in education. Calvin Terrell, founder and lead facilitator of Social Centric in Phoenix, AZ, is the keynote presenter, and Aaron Jafferis, playwright, teacher and founder of The Word youth program in New Haven, CT, will be the lunch speaker. The conference supports educators, families, and community leaders to better serve Connecticut’s students and their families, particularly Black and Brown students, but also students learning English and students with disabilities through advocacy and the development, implementation, and sustainability of innovative, culturally relevant programming.
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Dismantling Systemic Racism Conference overview.
Read each scenario about a common situation in a middle or high school classroom. Then answer the questions with ideas about what to do in that scenario, imagining that you are the teacher.
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This document provides activities for groups. Your group should start by reading the scenario provided. Then you will determine the worst and best way to respond in this scenario. You will be responsible for presenting the scenario, followed by the worst case. Then you’ll “rewind” and show the best case response after.
Presentation by The Discovery Center and Manchester Public Schools
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