Oct 22, 2020
In this session, I want to be able to share some ways in which we can take the experiences that have come from our isolation, introspection, and our opportunities to become a bit more informed, and from that, work towards a future where we are better prepared. The isolation was created due to the global pandemic and our need to protect our own health and the health of our families and community through keeping our social distance and becoming adept with the use of personal protective equipment. Then another shock. The killing of George Floyd, the global protests and demands for justice that have not been seen before. Many of us could never have imagined such a time. Our kids also have been part of this period. Your students may have many questions, you may have many questions. What are some of the approaches you might want to consider in your classrooms and in your teaching practice related to the 'racial pandemic'? What does it mean if you have little diversity where you live or teach? This presentation will discuss some practical considerations regarding diversity, inclusion and equity using a Black History frame of reference.