How to Teach About Racism Legally

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  • An on-demand recording will be available after the live presentation.

Award-winning educator Rodney D. Pierce will teach you how to instruct students with equitable content while navigating this political minefield in the classroom. You will learn from his challenges as an unapologetic Black male history teacher in the rural South.

What You'll Learn

  • What is critical race theory? What is its history?
  • How was critical race theory turned into an education boogeyman?
  • What does culturally responsive teaching (another CRT) entail?
  • How do diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and critical race theory differ?
  • What specific resources can you use to supplement your instruction?
  • What American history lessons can you use to gauge the temperature of your school community?

Training Overview

Will you be persecuted for teaching about racism this year? Convey the truth without violating anti-CRT laws.

As the school year begins, teachers who wish to engage students in a more inclusive and honest version of our nation’s past are receiving death threats, getting fired, or quitting. Many are accused of teaching critical race theory (CRT). Some parents and lawmakers are attacking any teaching of American history (i.e., African American history) that they feel makes children uncomfortable.

It is possible to comply with anti-CRT laws and avoid community outrage while teaching the critical elements of Black history and racism.

  • What is critical race theory? What is its history?
  • How was critical race theory turned into an education boogeyman?
  • What does culturally responsive teaching (another CRT) entail?
  • How do diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and critical race theory differ?
  • What specific resources can you use to supplement your instruction?
  • What American history lessons can you use to gauge the temperature of your school community?

Who Should Attend?

  • Social studies/history teachers
  • Principals
  • Assistant principals
  • Administrators
  • Secondary education directors/executives
  • Career technical education teachers
  • Instructional coaches
  • English/language arts teachers
  • School counselors
  • In-school suspension coordinators
  • College professors
  • Deans of colleges
  • Mathematics teachers
  • Science teachers
  • Foreign language teachers
  • ESL teachers
  • AIG coordinators/teachers
  • Superintendents
  • Assistant superintendents
  • Other district administrators
  • Central services staff
  • Music teachers
  • Art teachers
  • Health/physical education teachers
  • School board members
  • Nonprofit officers
  • Faculty union representatives
  • Special education directors
  • Department chairs
  • Clinical staff
  • Program directors
  • Curriculum specialists
  • Education nonprofit groups
  • Community engagement professionals
  • School leaders
  • Learning strategists
  • Literacy coaches
  • Future teachers
  • Teaching assistants
  • Paraprofessionals
  • Student services directors
  • School curriculum directors
  • Social workers
  • Behavior specialists

Expert Presenter

Rodney Pierce

  • Educator, historian, and writer based in eastern North Carolina
  • Most Outstanding Beginning Teacher of the Year in his district in 2018
  • 2019 North Carolina Council for the Social Studies Teacher of the Year
  • Inaugural Teacher Fellow for the NC Equity Fellowship through the Center for Racial Equity in Education (CREED)
  • Fellow of Carolina Public Humanities, the UNC-Chapel Hill Southern Oral History Program, and the NC Public School Forum’s Education Policy Fellowship
  • Sought-after panelist on issues of racial equity in education
  • Appeared on MSNBC's The Reidout and ABC’s Tamron Hall Show about the teaching of American history in public schools
  • Conducted research on re-segregation in his native Halifax County that was featured in The Washington Post
  • Education consultant with the North Carolina Museum of History
  • Lone Black male K-12 teacher to work on the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction’s writing team for new Social Studies standards and unpacking documents
  • 2020 Javits-Frasier Scholar through the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) and served on the North Carolina Association for the Gifted and Talented’s Talent Delayed/Talent Denied Advisory Committee
  • Served on the North Carolina Council for the Social Studies Executive Board and the Carolina Public Humanities Advisory Board
  • Successfully applied for four historical markers recognizing African American history in his county
  • Serves on the Governor’s Teacher Advisory Committee and the National Advisory Council for the North Carolina Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Initiative

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