Tuesday, August 17, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.,
Online Workshop (Zoom)

Please register online. TLC Credit: Traditional

Click to access the BTLC Zoom Meeting Room to attend this workshop. 

Presenter: Principal Baruti Kafele, a highly-regarded urban public school educator in New Jersey for over twenty years, author and public speaker.

You would be hard-pressed to look at an education conference program booklet or app and not find an abundance of presentations on school and classroom equity. It’s a hot topic in the education world and justifiably so. In addition to engaging children through equitable teaching practices however, Principal Kafele argues that the teacher must more importantly develop an “equity mindset.” He argues that if equity is all about meeting the individual needs of all of the learners in the classroom, “equity can’t solely be something that you do.” He emphatically asserts that “equity must be who you are.” He further states that “equity is a reflection of the teacher’s humanity toward the students that he or she services.” In this session, Principal Kafele will assist participants toward developing an equity mindset toward becoming an effective “equity mindset teacher” while engaging students in an “equity mindset classroom.” His target audience will be educators of Black and Brown children and his focus will be developing cultural competence while eradicating antiquated racist instructional and overall classroom practices.

Educators who register for and attend all 9 sessions in the series will earn one free teacher license renewal credit! Register here for the credit.

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Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the Baker Teacher Leader Center, 319-335-5623, in advance.