Guest Talk: Supporting the Development of Teachers in Schools, with Cornelius Minor, Tuesday, 3/5, 5-7pm

305 Russell

Title: Supporting the Development of Teachers in Schools: Racial Justice as an Imperative

We know the research. Girls are underrepresented in science and technology. Children of color continue to be suspended at exponential rates compared to their white peers. Poor children are more likely to attend schools with fewer resources. These outcomes are sexist. They are racist. They are classist. School, as an institution, continues to perpetuate them. People often ask, “How can schools be sexist or racist or classist if I’m not?” Systems of oppression continue to work against children—despite our best intentions.

This talk will explore how grading practices, classroom routines, teaching methodologies, discipline codes and other school structures can perpetuate the kinds of exclusion that keep poor children, girls, LGBTQIA+ children, disabled children and children of color from fully accessing and benefiting from a school curriculum. We will study how inquiry/action research can be a tool that practitioners use to dismantle these structures and to change them to truly benefit all learners. 

Cornelius Minor is a Brooklyn-based educator and staff developer with the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project. Lead Staff Developer, Cornelius taught middle school English Language Arts at The Brooklyn School for Global Studies in Brooklyn, NY before joining the Project. He has special expertise in digital media and digital literacy. Cornelius is author of We Got This: Equity, Access, and the Quest to Be Who Our Students Need Us to Be (Heinemann, 2019) and co-author of Investigative Journalism and Position Papers: Research and Argument, Grade 8, in Units of Study in Argument, Information, and Narrative Writing (FirstHand, 2014).

This event is co-sponored by the Center for Innovation in Teacher Education and Development (CITED) as part of an ongoing series of events to spur critical thinking and a scholarship in the education profession.

Registration is free, but tickets are required (and limited)!

Where: 305 Russell


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