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Learning to Acknowledge Competence to Support Students' Learning and to Disrupt Patterns of Injustice is a Course

Learning to Acknowledge Competence to Support Students' Learning and to Disrupt Patterns of Injustice

Ended Jul 25, 2020

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Full course description

Join Karen Reinhardt and Lindsey Mann for a workshop that will support teachers to acknowledge students' competence as an approach to disrupt status hierarchies and patterns of injustice  in classrooms, and to advance robust conceptions of "competence" in specific content areas. Opportunities to see and highlight particular students' competence will include their written work, their engagement in class discussions or online, and individual conversations.  The workshop will draw on the virtual laboratory class as well as records from other classes, and students' written and drawn work.  Participants will develop significant skill and fluency in: 

  1. broadening  conceptions of competence in mathematics or English language arts, 

  2. practicing specific ways to acknowledge students' competence; and 

  3. using this set of practices to disrupt patterns of marginalization in the classroom.  


We will consider and work on ways to acknowledge competence in online instruction, both synchronous and asynchronous.

Daily Schedule for Asynchronous Professional Learning Workshops

Before 11:00 A.M. EST 

Asynchronous activity: Viewing selected Elementary Mathematics Laboratory (EML) video

11:00 - 11:30 A.M. EST

Optional Synchronous Debrief

4:30 - 5:30 P.M. EST

Optional Meeting Time for Asynchronous Professional Learning Workshops

Please be sure to register using an email address linked to a Google account so that you can work on collaborative documents with colleagues.


Registration Payment Information 

No one who is unable to pay the registration fee will be turned away from joining the virtual summer institute. We know that solidarity requires collective action, and collective action requires that as many of us are on the ground working together to advance this work as possible. We do not want financial barriers to prevent anyone from accessing the program. If you need, please use promo code TWNEEDSU at checkout to register for free.