“You Can’t Lead Where You Won’t Go”: Mapping a Path to Culturally Responsive Leadership
Course Dates: 8 Feb 2021 – 7 March 2021: Registration Ends: 25 Jan 2021
Inspired by Malcolm X’s words, “We can’t lead where we won’t go,” we invite you to take a journey of self-discovery and engage in the inner work of personal transformation. As leaders, we cannot expect our school communities to critically reflect on their biases if we don’t do so ourselves.
Leave this MastermindEd with:
– a Vision Statement critically reflecting on race and culture in your personal and professional lives;
– a Professional Learning Plan for developing culturally responsive teachers at your school;
– Guides, Tools, and Protocols for understanding and amplifying student of color’s voices; and
– a Culminating Presentation articulating your vision, commitment, and next steps for demonstrating Culturally Responsive Leadership.
Four (4) weeks of facilitated content led by Darnell Fine & Renee Green.
Each week’s content (reading/video/online asynchronous discussion) can take between 1-3 hours of your time.
Who is this for?
Perfect for Leaders / Educators who are ready to take the next step in their professional learning journey.
A great way to experience modern learning environments.
A excellent opportunity to explore what learning can be like for your students!
Who are the Course Facilitators?
Darnell Fine is an experienced facilitator of adult learning focusing on curriculum & assessment, diversity, equity, inclusion, and culturally responsive teaching. He has led sessions for national and international conferences, numerous US public, independent and international schools, as well as the Pew Center and the US Department of Education. In addition to facilitation, he serves as a curriculum consultant, reviewing manuscripts and curricula for publishing companies, national arts organizations, and universities. After earning his Bachelor’s in Africana Studies and Education at Brown University, Darnell obtained his Teacher Support Specialist Endorsement through Georgia State University and his Master’s in Creative Writing in London. He is currently an instructional coach and chairs the faculty Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) planning team at Singapore American School. He is also a doctoral candidate at the University of Southern California, studying educational leadership through a lens of equity and social justice. Darnell is a 2012 recipient of the Teaching Tolerance Award for Excellence in Culturally Responsive Teaching and a former advisory board member with Teaching Tolerance. Find out more about Darnell at his website: www.darnellfineinstructionalcoach.com
Renée Green has worked at several boarding and international schools where she was transformative in beginning the school’s anti-racist and social justice initiatives in the area of admissions, financial aid, and hiring. Social justice and inclusivity have always been central to Renée’s work. Having served in a variety of positions in independent and international schools, Renee has worked to amplify perspectives from the margins. She has facilitated workshops in the U.S., U.K., and now in Singapore, and has presented at a number of conferences including the NAIS’s People of Color Conference and Courageous Conversation. Renée received an Honors B.A. in Africana Studies and Political Studies at Brown University. During that time, she spent a semester in Holland, where she studied Human Rights Law and Art History. She later earned her M.A. in Policy, Organization and Leadership Studies at the Stanford University School of Education. Currently, she is the High School Dean of Student Life at Singapore American School.
This is more than an online course. It’s a new way of learning.
– Are you looking for more from your professional development?
– Are you tired of the same online courses that are full of content, but lack conversation with any lasting impact?
– Do you wish you could take those inspiring conversations you have at conferences and bring them back to your school setting?
You’re in luck! We specialize in personalizing learning and building community in digital spaces.