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Equity and Organizational Diversity Offerings


Course:  Introduction to Teaching Multilingual Learners (Part I and II)

Description:  This is a two-part series in which participants will learn about our diverse school community and how to effectively instruct English Learners/Multilingual Learners. This course offers collaboration opportunities in Canvas.

Course Dates:  April 16 (10:00 a.m., 1:30 p.m., or 3:00 p.m.) and April 28 (3:45 p.m.)

Target Audience:  All Staff

Instructor/Contact Information:  Brenda Russ, Director of Organizational Diversity  Bruss@rcps.info

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Course:  Implicit Biases (Part I and II)

Description:  This is a three-part series in which participants will learn about implicit biases, how they work, and effective strategies/skills for monitoring their biases, how to be change agents, and changing the narrative.  Participants will also learn effective strategies for responding to a hateful act whether in their classroom, school, or community. Participants will review and discuss a series of case studies to develop strategies for responding to hateful acts.  There will be a Canvas component to this course. The course will be interactive and will provide participants with an opportunity to self-reflect and collaborate with other participants.

Course Dates
Part I:  April 19 (3:45 p.m.)
Part II: April 22 (3:45 p.m.)

Target Audience:  All Staff

Instructor/Contact Information:  Brenda Russ, Director of Organizational Diversity  Bruss@rcps.info





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