Below find useful information and training on how to engage with diverse populations
Education in America
The Problem We All Live With*: This American Life – Right now, all sorts of people are trying to rethink and reinvent education, to get poor minority kids performing as well as white kids. But there’s one thing nobody tries anymore, despite lots of evidence that it works: desegregation. Nikole Hannah-Jones looks at a district that, not long ago, accidentally launched a desegregation program.
The Color of Education, Public School Forum*: Recording of Talk – Nikole Hannah-Jones covers racial injustice for The New York Times Magazine, and has spent years chronicling the way official policy has created—and maintains—racial segregation in housing and schools.
“Cultural competence is the key to thriving in culturally diverse classrooms and schools – and it can be learned, practiced, and institutionalized to better serve diverse students, their families, and their communities. Cultural competence is the ability to successfully teach students who come from a culture or cultures other than our own. It entails developing certain personal and interpersonal awareness and sensitivities, understanding certain bodies of cultural knowledge, and mastering a set of skills that, taken together, underlie effective cross-cultural teaching and culturally responsive teaching.
Cultural competence doesn’t occur as a result of a single day of training, or reading a book, or taking a course. Educators become culturally competent over time, but researchers suggest some places to start.”
Durham Civil and Human Rights Map: Interactive resource as a tribute to Durham’s history.
Webinars & Training Modules*
Implicit Bias*: Complete all modules and assessments for your orientation. Training is around 60 minutes. (Required for all tutors.)
- Once you register for the webinar, you will have access to the resources and certification once it is complete
- Trainings are 20 – 60 minutes.
- Webinar 1: Understanding the Undocumented Stress Cycle (USC) | Friday, March 29, 10:00 AM
- Webinar 2: Psychological First Aid and Immediate Support for Young People Impacted by Undocumented Status | Friday, April 5, 10:00 AM
- Webinar 3: From Concern to Community: Social Supports to Heal and Promote Self-Determined Lives | Friday, April 12, 10:00 AM
- Webinar 4: Healthy Activism and Long-Term Well-Being: What does it take? | Friday, April 26, 10:00 AM