Dr. Joel Jackson, Ph.D., the assistant director of inclusion and training at UChicago Medicine, will lead a session on the importance of self-care for both teachers and students.
The University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration and Urban Education Institute are hosting a virtual professional development series designed to help teachers navigate the unique challenges that have emerged from the COVID-19 pandemic.
This seven-part series is open to all interested in implementing innovative teaching practices, facilitate meaningful conversations about race and social justice, and promote resilience and self-care in their students’ lives as well as their own. The series will feature experts in the fields of social work, trauma-informed teaching, school organization, and STEM education. Recommended practices will be compatible with both virtual and in-person learning settings and teachers in Illinois who participate in one or more sessions will earn Continuing Professional Development Units (CPDU) credits through the University of Chicago Urban Teacher Education Program (UChicago UTEP).
During this Communities of Care Virtual Coffeehouse, participants will discuss their approaches to supporting classroom level and building level educators in the wake of COVID-19 and continued violence against People of Color.
2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. EST Online
2:30-3:30 p.m.EST [1:30 CT; 12:30 MT]
Creating Caring School Communities: Decolonizing Harmful Practices, Disrupting Push Out, & Advancing Liberation in Our Schools
The topic of this year’s Institute is about re-establishing schools as caring communities by dismantling institutionalized practices that interrupt successful schooling experiences for historically marginalized populations and supporting the development of a framework to promote success for all students.
Dates: 10 a.m. September 29-4:30 p.m. September 30 (ET)