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Using "Discretionary Spaces" to Disrupt Patterns of Inequity is a Course

Using "Discretionary Spaces" to Disrupt Patterns of Inequity

Ended Aug 6, 2020

$250 Enroll

Full course description

This workshop led by Deborah Loewenberg Ball and Darrius Robinson will use the concept of "discretionary spaces" as a resource to develop practices that deliberately seek to disrupt patterns that perpetuate injustice and oppression of marginalized groups.  We will introduce a template for designing learning experiences that begin with helping teachers focus on specific structures of racism and oppression and to connect those to patterns of normalized practice.  Next, practices that run counter to those patterns will be examined, followed by exploring and developing processes of learning to replace those patterns with ways of seeing and working that do not perpetuate these patterns.  Domains of possible focus, depending on participants' interest, include relationships between school and home, behavior and punishment, ability status, and language.

Meets daily from 1:00 - 4:00 P.M. EST on August 3 - 5, 2020

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.