The University of Lynchburg will host a series of classes on race and education on five evenings in October and November. Teachers can take the class to receive professional development points.
The classes will be held from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on the following Thursday nights: October 3, 17, 24, 31, and November 7.
The class topics include:
- White Teachers/Diverse Classrooms: Cultural Consciousness, Implicit Bias, and the Mindset of an Urban Educator
- To Be Fully Known: The Intersection of Racial History, Racial Trauma, Relationship Building, and Advocacy
- Dissecting the Formal and Hidden Curriculums to Create Inclusive Classroom Communities
- Interactive and Culturally Responsive Pedagogies: Deconstructing and Co-constructing Knowledge with Students
- Pass the Mic: Using Media to Engage and Empower Student Voices
The courses will be taught by Dr. Chris Glover, director of strategy and programs for Lynchburg Beacon of Hope and an adjunct professor at the University of Lynchburg. Glover is the former assistant principal at Dunbar Middle School and an American history teacher at Heritage High School. He holds a master’s degree in educational leadership from the University of Lynchburg and a PhD in urban education from UNC Charlotte.
Registration is $100. For more information or to register, contact Dr. Roger Jones, dean of the University of Lynchburg College of Education, Leadership Studies, and Counseling, at email@example.com.