African American Community Protests School Board, Oregon Historical Society, OrHi 95005
Culturally Relevant Teaching Workshop Series: #4
Title: Civil Rights and Civil Wrongs: Teaching the Black History of Portland
Presenter: Sarah Anderson, Teacher, Cottonwood School of Civics and Science
Description: This place-based curriculum prepares students and educators for meaningful discussions about race, history and current events. We will sample a few lessons and learn about the content and skills covered by the lessons. You will leave with access to the full curriculum.
Bio: Sarah Anderson is an educator and author specializing in place-based education and curriculum design. Previously a middle school humanities teacher, Anderson is the Fieldwork and Place-Based Education Coordinator at the Cottonwood School. She is the author of the book, Bringing School to Life: Place-based Education across the Curriculum. She has written for Teaching Tolerance, Education Week, Educational Leadership, and her work has been featured by Yes! Magazine and Edutopia.
Professional Development Units Offered: 2
This workshop is part of our Culturally Relevant Teaching Virtual Workshop Series.
Workshops will address the following Culturally Relevant Teaching practices (developed by Beaverton School District Equity Office and teacher representatives):
- Know Yourself- Explore how educator’s own experiences, attitudes, assumptions, values, and beliefs around race, language, culture, gender, and class impact their teaching and learning.
- Know Your Students- Learn how race, language, culture, gender, and class shape students' beliefs and expectations about learning.
- Capitalize On Student Expertise-Learn about students’ cultural capital – strengths and experiences they bring into the classroom.
- Make Language Count- Leverage the languages used in the classroom – vocabulary, nonverbal communications, native languages, and culturally specific communication styles.
Who should participate and why?
Educators should participate to:
- Leverage their CRT practices
- Learn new ideas, materials, and strategies
- Learn what other districts are doing and how they're problem solving