Equity-Centered Instruction: Strategies for the Library or Classroom

Learn innovative and equity-centered instructional strategies for engaging learners, teaching sensitive topics, and handling censorship. 

 

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Course Description 

Guest speaker sessions via Zoom:
Wednesdays,  October 12, 19, and 26, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm ET (recordings available)

Workshop:
Asynchronous, facilitator-led workshop over 3 weeks

Learn innovative and equity-centered instructional strategies for engaging learners, teaching sensitive topics, and handling censorship. Equity-centered instruction is not just about the books or materials you teach, it’s about how you teach them.

This course will help you reimagine how you approach instruction and ensure you are equipped with tools for trauma-informed facilitation, equity-based engagement practices, teaching sensitive topics, building and leveraging dynamic relationships between librarians and educators, and more!

Kwame Alexander will be joining us for one session in this course with an exclusive interview and Q&A during which he will discuss his novels, Door of No Return and An American Story.

Whether you are a librarian or classroom teacher, and whether you primarily serve youth, adults, or both, join us and learn how to center equity in education!

You’ll complete workshop assignments over 3+ weeks in an interactive online classroom environment with personal coaching from an expert in the field. In addition, you’ll have access to our foundational bonus content—rich supporting materials you can explore at your own pace, including a series of webinars from Library Journal and School Library Journal contributors, readings, activities, and videos.

Our transformational online courses have given thousands of librarians the tools and vision for meaningful change. The live sessions run on Wednesdays, October 12, 19, and 26, 2022 from approximately 2:00-4:00 pm ET (recorded for on-demand viewing) with an ongoing facilitator-led workshop over 3 weeks. Don’t miss this opportunity!
 

 

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When you sign up early, you’ll have immediate access to our Early Access On Demand Resources—a series of webinars from Library Journal and School Library Journal contributors along with rich, supporting materials in the form of readings, activities, and videos—to explore at your own pace.

Who should take this course 

Any educator or librarian who wants to cultivate trauma-informed and equity-centered instructional practices and who needs support teaching sensitive, challenging, or uncomfortable topics. 

Live sessions are also available on demand 

Can’t make a live session? All guest speaker sessions are recorded and available on demand following the initial broadcast.

Certificate of completion provided 

15 professional development credits are available

For support with online courses, please contact libraryjournal@edmaker.co

 

 

 

 

Group Rates

Have a team attend and increase your impact!

Discounted registration fees are available for groups of 3 or more. When you register your team for our online courses, they will be placed in the same small workshop group, where discussions and project-based assignments receive feedback from an experienced librarian.

Send us a request for a quote.

If your group prefers to work separately, just let us know.

 

Curriculum Advisor

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K.C. Boyd 

K.C. Boyd is currently a school librarian with the District of Columbia Public Schools System.  She has previously worked as the Lead Librarian for the East St. Louis School District #189 in East St. Louis, IL., a Area Library Coordinator for Chicago Public Schools and a District  Coordinator for the Mayor Daley Book Club for Middle School Students.  She is a second generation educator and holds Master’s degrees in Library Information Science, Media Communications, and Education Leadership.  Boyd is currently the 2022 School Library Journal, “Librarian of the Year.” 

Boyd currently serves on the executive boards for the District of Columbia Library Association and Washington Teachers Union.  She is an active committee member for the American Library Association Chapter Council representing Washington D.C., and EveryLibrary Institute/Advisory Board. Boyd is also a member of the District of Columbia Public Schools Library Corps and serves on the AASL School Library Event Promotion Committee. Boyd currently is a National Ambassador representing the Washington D.C. area for Checkology Virtual Classroom and The News Literacy Project.  Boyd can be reached through her website:  www.kcboyd.com.

 

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For support with online courses, please contact libraryjournal@edmaker.co.

 

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Course Format

One-Week Timeline (Course Runs 3+ Weeks)

DAYS 1-2

On Demand

DAY 3

2.5 hours

DAYS 4-7

1-2 hours (optional)

 
   

PRE-LIVE SESSION

- Resources

- Discussions

- Bonus Content

LIVE SESSIONS

- Guest speakers via webcast

- Q&A via chat

- Recordings available on demand

WORKSHOP

- Project-based homework, applied to your job

- Personalized feedback from a facilitator

- Group discussion in a workshop setting

3-WEEK WORKSHOP

- Facilitator-led feedback

WEEK 1

Gather data and set goals

WEEK 2

Identify gaps and priorities

WEEK 3

Synthesize your action plan

       

 

 

Inspiring Live Guest Speakers + Facilitated Group Workshop for Project-Based Learning

 

 

Live session with Andrea Blackman and Tasneem Ansariyah Grace

Live Guest Speakers Each Week

  • Engage with presenters via live video stream, visual presentations, and chats
  • Map out your own equity initiatives with guidance from an expert advisor
  • Leave with refined, robust strategies designed to make a lasting impact on your community
  • Workshop tangible antiracist approaches to your work with input from peer groups

 

Online Course Features

 

Recordings of guest speakers

Recordings Available After The Live Session

  • Real-time guest speakers and conversation via live video stream (with recordings available afterward)
  • Instructor-led online course features personalized interaction over 3+ weeks

 

Facilitator-led workshop

Online Classroom Organizes All Materials

  • Workshop assignments to help you make progress on your goals
  • Individualized attention from course facilitators who work with you in a coaching environment in the workshop to help sort out challenges
  • Ongoing group conversation via discussion forums

 

Early Access On Demand Resources

Resources To Support Learning

  • Supporting resources (articles, videos, worksheets) in the online classroom to provide a foundation for your work
  • Access all course content for six months after the course ends
  • Bonus: Register early and get immediate access to archival video recordings from related courses and other bonus content

 

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