What’s Whiteness Got to Do with It? Racial Identity Development in the Lives of Deeper Learning Teacher Educators
In this Learning Cafe, participants will think about their own racial identity development and explore how this influences their work as teacher-educators. In particular, presenters will focus on Robin DiAngelo's notion of "white fragility" -- the silence, discomfort, and/or defensiveness that many white folks feel when talking about issues of race and racism. Participants will explore how their racial identities can help or hinder their ability to form meaningful relationships with colleagues and students, and the kinds of structures that might foster productive engagement around race. Presenters will introduce tools and texts that participants will be able to use in a range of contexts.
- Sarah Fine, High Tech High
- Katie Weisberg, High Tech High
For more information regarding Learning Cafés, please contact Beatrice Benavides.