Race in the Classroom: America To Me


Are you passionate about advancing equity in your school? 

School communities are at the heart of national conversations about racial injustice and equity movements for all. The America to Me docu-series opens the doors to a high school outside of Chicago, where students and teachers struggle to navigate crucial issues of race, identity, culture, privilege and education. The MOT is proud to offer free professional development opportunities for California educators, in partnership with Participant Media, and Disruptive Equity Education Project (DEEP)

The goal is to host individual workshops for classroom educators, administrators and students – and then bring everyone together for a town hall/ day of strategic planning that will also include school board members and State Senator Ben Allen. 

Offered in the MOT’s experiential setting, the program includes custom tours of museum exhibits, facilitated dialogue, special speakers - and lunch! Special workshop presenters will include:

  • Dr. Darnisa Amante from D.E.E.P. (Disruptive Equity Education Project)
  • Jess Stovall, America to Me series teacher and current Stanford PhD candidate
  • Pedro Noguera, UCLA Professor and Faculty Director for the Center for the Transformation of Schools
  • And many others!!

Continuing Education Units are available, inquire for details.

All workshop attendees will receive a free trial to access all 10 episodes of America to Me on Film Platform, plus tools and ideas to help ignite conversations around issues of race and equity in your school!!  

 

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A SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY ON MLK DAY      

January 21, 2019
8:30am - 5:00pm


This is a one day workshop opened to all Los Angeles area educators. Perfect for PreK-12 teachers, administrators, counselors, support staff and all school professionals. Participants will gain an orientation of the series, motivation, and tools to catalyze conversation and change around issues of race and equity in your school. The workshop, led by Dr. Darnisa Amante, will explore select episodes of America to Me and offer tools, resources and strategies for educators to advance race and equity conversations in their schools.

Dr. Darnisa Amante is an educational and racial equity strategist deeply committed to the study of culture; innovation; and adult development. She is the President/CoFounder of The Disruptive Equity Education Project (DEEP) and a system level leadership lecturer at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education. 

Lunch and coffee service included.

All attendees will receive a free trial to access to all 10 episodes of America to Me on Film Platform, plus tools and ideas to help ignite conversations around issues of race and equity in your school!!  

Special MLK Day Youth Camp: Bring a child

While you are experiencing your own PD a child in your life can have their own powerful day long experience. The program includes age-appropriate custom tours, dialogue circles, a Living Voices theatrical performance of Right to Dream, arts activities and more. Program is guided by a skilled facilitator.  

Cost is $15 per child for the day and includes lunch. 8:30am - 5:00pm.
This opportunity has limited space so learn more and register your child now! 

 

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FOR CLASSROOM EDUCATORS                      

February 24-25, 2019
8:30am - 5:00pm each day

 

This is a two-day immersive workshop for CLASSROOM EDUCATORS! Look within and learn how to unpack your own personal biases, engage in a deep dive exploration of equity in schools, meet subject experts from the docu-series, and gain tools to bring back to your classroom and community. Dr. Darnisa Amante from D.E.E.P. (Disruptive Equity Education Project) will be leading the equity training and special guest JESS STOVALL from the America to Me series will be in attendance!

All attendees will receive a free trial to access all 10 episodes of America to Me on Film Platform, plus tools and ideas to help ignite conversations around issues of race and equity in your school!!  

 

Save the Date! Also in the America To Me free PD series:

March 25: FOR School Administrators: Explore the school leadership dimension in addressing racial inequity in schools, dialogue with peers, and learn strategies for change with renowned national experts. 

TBD: Student Workshop: Learn how to become and advocate for equity in your school. Become inspired by student leaders at the OPRF High School! 

 

With thanks to our partners:

 

      

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