Full course description
Considering the current and ongoing challenges we face as a nation with regard to racial justice, this antiracist seminar for professional teachers allows an opportunity to take this journey alongside experts who have lived experiences confronting racism in the educational system. This seminar is aimed to support teachers as they seek to become critical, antiracist educators. During our time together we will explore how antiracist perspectives and actions can be incorporated into our curriculum design by applying strategies that promote understanding as we interact with students, parents, and members of our communities. With an awareness of how racism impacts success and belonging for students of color, we will work together to deepen our learning through reflection and connection while we develop antiracist pedagogical knowledge and practice. Our hope is that participants will be better prepared to serve as Anti-Racist educators and take action in many ways.
As a result of participating in this journey, you will:
1. Engage in Vigilant Self-Awareness
2. Acknowledge Racism and White Supremacy
3. Develop Antiracist Pedagogical Knowledge
4. Talk About Race with Students
5. Take Action: When we See Racism, We do Something
6. Identify Ways to Continue the Journey
Guides on the Side
- Jean Moule, Ph.D., served as an Associate Professor at OSU from 1998 to 2011 and holds the Emeritus title. She earned her BA from the University of California at Berkeley in the turbulent 60s and her MA and Ph.D. from archrivals, University of Oregon and Oregon State University. Controversy seems to draw her. At OSU she initiated and coordinated the Immersion Professional Teacher Education Program which placed OSU student teachers full time in culturally and linguistically diverse schools in Oregon’s two largest metropolitan areas: Portland and Salem. Jean has worked to make a difference through the National Association for Multicultural Education and speaking and workshops both nationally and internationally. Her work has appeared in Teacher Education Quarterly, The Journal of Negro Education, The Kappan, and other publications. Her areas of expertise include teacher preparation for a diverse student population and recognizing unconscious bias. She is the author of Cultural Competence: A Primer for Educators and is working on her memoir. Jean (and her husband until he died) lives on four acres in rural Oregon when not traveling to visit children, grandchildren, or explore new cultures and places.
- After earning a BA from the University of Michigan, Bonnie Morihara taught K-3 in Buffalo, NY for 14 years, primarily in a Native-American mini-magnet school. She earned an M.Ed. and Ph.D. from the School of Education at Oregon State University, focusing on instructional design, college-level teaching, and distance education. After completing her doctorate she worked for the Oregon University System’s Chancellor’s Office on teacher education and distance education projects, then moved to Western Oregon University’s Teaching Research Institute where she worked on various grants involving literacy, teacher professional development, and distance education. She taught courses on cultural competence in literacy teaching through WOU’s College of Education and was the statewide director of the ReadOregon reading endorsement program. Morihara and Moule have made joint presentations at the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME), the Oregon chapter of NAME, and Columbia University’s Teachers College Winter Roundtable, and Morihara has contributed to some of Moule’s OSU online courses.