Professional Development Course Opportunities
This virtual learning portal offers the following free mini-courses, led by Paul Gorski: Understanding Equity and Inequity; Learning to Be a Threat to Inequity; Ditching Deficit Ideology. Participants may enroll to engage in self-paced, online equity learning modules.
Yale University offers this free course designed to examine the African American experience in the United States from 1863 to the present. Prominent themes include the end of the Civil War and the beginning of Reconstruction; African Americans’ urbanization experiences; the development of the modern civil rights movement and its aftermath; and the thought and leadership of Booker T. Washington, Ida B. Wells-Barnett, W.E.B. Du Bois, Marcus Garvey, Martin Luther King Jr., and Malcolm X. The course includes a full set of class lectures produced in high-quality video accompanied by such other course materials as syllabi, suggested readings, exams, and problem sets. The lectures are available as downloadable videos, and an audio-only version is also offered. In addition, searchable transcripts of each lecture are provided.
If you were unable to attend or would like to watch again, recordings of CUESEF 2020 panel dialogues are now available. Underexplored in this moment are schools and schooling which bear out the realities of education as sites of power and control. This year’s Center for Urban Education Summer Educator Forum (CUESEF) took a closer look at how various communities – youth, parents/families, community members, teachers, and administrators – have been affected in the wake of these crises. With this year’s theme, we fostered deep thinking about (in)justice and (un)learning in the U.S. and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, more specifically. Watch and listen for the sharing of ideas and strategies for intervention and change that insist on life, equity, and liberatory education as essential to the public good. Recordings are free, were open to the public, and moderated by author and activist Marc Lamont Hill.