One of the best strategies for examining and understanding how to reach and teach a diverse student population is to become literate about who they are, where they come from and the gifts they bring with them.
Study groups are recommended for this purpose and to give colleagues opportunities to share perspectives and experiences that have proven successful in the classroom, home or in other diverse environments.
The following books, DVDs and website are suggested by the IPS Racial Equity Office: Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain by Zaretta Hammond
- Other People’s Children – Lisa Delpit
- Case Studies on Diversity and Social Justice – Paul Gorski & Seema G. Pothini
- Dream Keepers: Successful Teachers of African American Children – Gloria Ladson Billings
- Black Children: Their Roots, Culture & Learning Styles – Janice Hale Benson
- We Can’t Teach What We Don’t Know – Gary Howard
- Ghosts in the Schoolyard – Eve L. Ewing
- Culturally Responsive Teaching & the Brain – Zaretta Lynn Hammond
- These Kids are Out of Control: Why We Must Reimagine Classroom Management for Equity – H. Richard Milner IV
- Lies My Teacher Told Me – James Loewen
- How to Be an Anti-Racist – Ibram X. Kendi
- Start Where You Are But Don’t Stay There – Rich Milner IV
- White Fragility – Robin DiAngelo
- An African-Centered Response to Ruby Payne’s Poverty Theory – Jawanza Kunjufu
- The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Color Blindness – Michelle Alexander
- DVD – Race: The Power of An Illusion – PBS / California Newsreel
- DVD – Attucks: The School That Opened a City – WFYI- Channel 20
- Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria – Beverly Daniel Tatum
- Blind Spot: The Hidden Biases of Good People – Mahzarin Benaji
- Between the World and Me – Ta-Nehisi Coates
- Pedagogy of the Oppressed – Paulo Freire
- Stamped from the Beginning – Ibram X. Kendi
- Courageous Conversations About Race: A Field Guide for Achieving Equity in Schools – Glenn E. Singleton
- Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Teaching and Learning – Sharroky Hollie
- Multiplication Is for White People: Raising Expectations for other People’s Children – Lisa Delpit
- The Trouble with Black Boys: And Other Reflections on Race, Equity, and the Future of Public Education – Pedro A. Noguera
- Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools – Monique W. Morris
Training Materials and Flyers
IPS Virtual Racial Equity Workshop – Phase 1
The two-day virtual Phase 1 training is designed to develop the capacity of participants to better understand racism in its institutional and structural forms. Moving away from a focus on personal bigotry and bias, this workshop presents a historical, cultural, and structural analysis of racism. Topics covered include our fish/lake/groundwater analysis of structural racism; understanding and controlling implicit bias; race, poverty, and place; markedness theory; institutional power arrangements and power brokers; importance of definitions of race and racism; history and legacy of race in American economic and policy development; racial identity and its interaction with institutional culture. With shared language and a clearer understanding of how institutions and systems are producing unjust and inequitable outcomes, participants should leave the training better equipped to begin to work for change.
Participants will experience two powerful consecutive days, 9a-5p with REI facilitators. Breaks and time for lunch is included in schedule. Following the virtual training, participants receive a comprehensive workbook and reinforcement resources. Registration in IPS Learning Portal.
IPS Groundwater Presentation
3-hour virtual training in conjunction with the Racial Equity Institute. The Groundwater metaphor is designed to help practitioners at all levels internalize the reality that we live in a racially structured society, and that is what causes racial inequity. IPS English and Spanish speaking Parents has a opportunity to attend this presentation by enrolling on IPS website and with their student’s school Administrator.