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Applying Anti-Racist Pedagogy in the Classroom (AA-RPC)

June 13 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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To apply, participants are required to commit for the entire series. Apply by May 23, 2024.

The Applying Anti-Racist Pedagogy in the Classroom program is a cohort-based program where educators will explore anti-racist approaches and practices while learning from others and building relationships in a collaborative learning environment. In this program we will focus on the classroom environment, with a focus on building and maintaining caring classroom climates. In this program, you will explore ways to embed anti-racist principles into your teaching practice and come away equipped to support IBPOC students.  

Program Outcomes   

By the end of this program, we expect participants will:  

  • Apply principles of anti-racism and solidarity in their teaching practice  
  • Develop critical analytical skills which leverage a deeper understanding of anti-racist frameworks and concepts 
  • Feel empowered to take risks and disrupt power dynamics   
  • Be equipped to create equitable environments and caring classrooms where all learners can thrive   
  • Build connections to a community of educators engaged in anti-racist work   
  • Inspire one another to be hopeful for the future of this work   

Who is it for? 

This cohort program will best serve participants who already possess a foundational understanding of how racism operates (for example understanding concepts such as power and privilege, positionality, the ongoing impacts of colonization, systems of oppression, etc.) and who teach academic for-credit courses at UBC.  

Interested participants will be asked to reflect on their goals and motivations as part of the registration survey.  This is a chance for you to reflect on how we can work together to best support your application of this learning into individual teaching practice.  

Are you just starting out on your anti-racist journey and not sure if this program is for you? There are many resources out there to help start you on your journey. Please see here for some helpful information to get you situated within the ecosystem of anti-racist resources and initiatives at UBC. For any inquiries about this program please contact Shannon Robinson, shannon.robinson@ubc.ca and visit this page for more details on the program. 

Application Information

The program runs over a four-week period, beginning June 6 until June 27. It consists of four in-person workshops and approximately 10-12 hours of asynchronous work. To apply, participants are required to commit to the entirety of the program.  

The four mandatory in-person workshops are held on: 

  • Thursday, June 6, 9am – 12pm  
  • Thursday, June 13, 9am – 12pm 
  • Thursday, June 20, 9am – 12pm  
  • Thursday, June 27, 9am – 12pm  

Additionally, there will be 2 optional virtual consultation periods held over Zoom (dates TBD). 

This event will be hosted in-person.