Course Topics

Course Syllabus

Please refer to information below for most up to date assignments!

Class 1 of 12

Introductions/Opening Circle – Dr. Michelle Sanchez & (TA)

Two Cohorts, One Class: The Donovan Urban Teaching Scholars (Donovan Scholars) & The Urban Catholic Teacher Corps (UCTC)

[Guests: Catherine Wong, Charlie Cownie]

Overview and Context

  • General Course Overview, Roles & Assignments
  • Writing and Support
  • Class Expectations
  • Brief Review of Syllabus
  • Full participation in class, on the blog
  • Class Agreements Exercise

Context on Day One

  • Discussion on the current sociopolitical climate as relates to equity, social justice, teaching, schooling, educational access, etc.

Aces Too High– Example Presentation

CAT – Explained, Groups Assigned, Decide on Topic

Reading for Class 2- Guidelines for Presentation of Assignments

As you read each article be prepared to follow Guidelines

Hill Collins – It’s All in the Family

Blackburn & McCready – Voices of Queer Youth in Urban Schools

Helping LGBTQ students

Teaching at the Intersections

Watch:

Davis – A Girl Like Me

Davis – Our Lives Matter

Crenshaw Tedtalk -Urgency of Intersectionality

Crenshaw On Intersectionality-Youtube

Additional Resources (Not Required):

Appreciating Effects of Intersectionality on Education

Intersectionality and Education

Kids books that teach Intersectionalilty

Class 2 of 12

Intersectionality & Social Location

STUDENT PRESENTATION OF ASSIGNMENTS

Guidelines for Presentation of Reading

Critical Race Feminism & Hip Hop Pedagogy
[Guests @2:30pm: Dr. Kristal T. Moore Clemons]

READINGS:
Clemons & Moore Clemons – What the Music Said

MULTIMEDIA:
Lupe Fiasco – “Bad B—-” (explicit lyrics, suggested but not required)
McKlemore & Ryan Lewis – “Same Love”
Boogie Down Productions – “You Must Learn”

Critical Action Team (CAT) Assignments

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Class 3 of 12

Intersectionality & Social Location (continued)

Educators as Sociopolitical Leaders

READINGS:
Lieberman and Miller – Teachers as Leaders

MULTIMEDIA
McManus & Brown McManus – Rootstrong Leadership Model Slide Deck

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Class 4 of 12

The School as a Workplace: How we don’t all experience the same place in the same way
[Guest for full class: Dr. Kecia C. Brown McManus] (POSTPONED TO July 26th)

Dialogue on extrajudicial killings of Alton Sterling & Philando Castile by police officers.

Lesson planning focused on trauma, context setting, adaptable methodologies, and opportunities for promoting change as sociopolitical leaders/teachers.

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July 8 – Response Papers Due

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Class 5 of 12

Privilege: How you are perceived by others, and why that matters 
[Guest: Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr.]

READINGS:
Arauz – Jaula de Oro

McIntosh – White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack (Many of you have probably read this, no need to re-read, but if you haven’t read this, please do.)

Critical Action Team Assignment Due (Topic and Class Discussion)
Topics must be turned in today, and each group will have the opportunity to present their topic to classmates and get feedback.

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Class 6 of 12

Disposition: From Privileged Fragility to Cultural Humility
[Guest @1:30pm: Dr. Robin DiAngelo]

READINGS:
Tervalon and Murray-Garcia – Cultural Humility v. Cultural Competence
Robin DiAngelo – White Fragility
McManus – Disposition Progression from Privileged Fragility to Cultural Humility

MULTIMEDIA:
Cultural Humility: People, Principles, and Practices (Just watch as many as you need in order to understand the concept)
White Fragility: Why it’s so hard to talk to white people about racism
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Class 7 of 12

Disposition: From Privileged Fragility to Cultural Humility
(Continued from previous class)

Alumni Dialogues

Building on Strengths: Including students with special needs (Alyssa Strykers & Angelica Munoz)

Creating a Less Heteronormative Classroom (Lark Moore)

Anti-Racist/Anti-Bias Education, Multicultural Education, & Culturally Responsive Teaching

READINGS: (Choose one of the following to read prior to class)
Derman-Sparks – Implementing an Anti-Bias Curriculum in Early Childhood Classrooms (Only read if you are ECE or early elementary)
Gay – Preparing for Culturally Responsive Teaching
Ladson-Billings – Just What is CRT

MULTIMEDIA (These will just be used as reference points in class)
Banks – Dimensions of Multicultural Education
McManus – Adaptation of Banks and Derman-Sparks

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July 20 – Intersectional Autobiographies Due

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Class 8 of 12

Culturally Relevant and Responsive Education
[Guest: Dr. JuanCarlos Arauz]

READINGS:
Arauz – Jaula de Oro
Pewewardy – Culturally Responsive Teaching for American Indian Students
Heybach – Review of Ravitch
Mitchell – 10 Reasons I Don’t Want to be Your White Ally

MULTIMEDIA:
Arauz – Education Excellence & Equity
Maslow – Hierarchy of Needs (If you already know the Hierarchy, just do a quick review)

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Class 9 of 12

The School as a Workplace: How we don’t all experience the same place in the same way
[Guest for full class: Dr. Kecia C. Brown McManus]

READINGS: (REQUIRED)
Guzman et al – Microaggressions and the Pipeline for Scholars of Color
Thomas – Macrononsense in Multiculturalism
Kruger & Dunning: Unskilled and Unaware of it (“The Dunning Kruger Effect”)

READINGS (Recommended; NOT required for class):
Delpit – Multiplication is for White People
Steele & Aronson – Stereotype Threat and the Intellectual Test Performance of African Americans
Spencer, Steele & Quinn – Stereotype Threat and Women’s Math Performance
Croizet & Claire – Extending the Concept of Stereotype Threat to Social Class

MULTIMEDIA: (REQUIRED)
Steele – Stereotype Threat – Math
Steele – Stereotype Threat – Athletics
Who is Vulnerable to Stereotype Threat

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Class 10 of 12

Critical Action Team (CAT) Led Sessions

Toward Educational Equity & Social Justice

READINGS:
Gay – Preparing for Culturally Responsive Teaching
Ladson-Billings – Just What is CRT

MULTIMEDIA
Banks – Dimensions of Multicultural Education
McManus – Adaptation of Banks and Derman-Sparks

 

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Class 11 of 12

Critical Action Team (CAT) Led Sessions

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Class 12 of 12

Critical Action Team (CAT) Led Sessions

CLOSING CIRCLEClass lesson plans