Glenn Singleton Guides Educators Through Courageous Conversations About Race

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Singleton’s Online Interactive Course Demonstrates How to Effectively Engage in Equity Dialogue

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Conversations about race in our society and in our schools can unlock so much and will transform your life and your practice.

Corwin and School Improvement Network announce the latest from equity expert Glenn Singleton—a new innovative online course, Courageous Conversations About Race, for any administrator or teacher looking to participate in conversations about race to better understand students of color in today’s schools, beginning May 1, 2011.

Glenn Singleton is the foremost expert on interracial dialogue focused on race, racism, and institutionalized racism. Based on his award-winning Corwin book Courageous Conversations About Race, this online course responds to the need for conversations about race in schools across North America. Singleton notes, “Conversations about race in our society and in our schools can unlock so much and will transform your life and your practice.” Learning how to differentiate instruction for the ever-increasing number of students from multiple racial backgrounds in schools is a vital step for educators—one that starts with the conversations that take place before the teacher ever enters the classroom.

Courageous Conversations About Race brings the essential tools for learning how to initiate and participate in race-based conversations to educators through the easy-to-use, online platform, PD 360. Singleton’s course will demonstrate to all school personnel the impact of equity that can arise when teachers and administrators learn how to communicate about the racial issues in their schools and classrooms.

One of the most difficult conversations to have in education today is about the racial achievement disparities that exist in our schools across the country. Use the Courageous Conversations protocol to effectively engage in dialogue explicitly focused on race. Through this online professional learning experience, you will see and hear diverse educators converse honestly and openly in an interracial setting about their own experiences around race, and how institutionalized racism impacts student achievement.

In his course, Glenn Singleton will guide participants through nine online classroom modules including, Breaking the Silence, Why Don’t We Talk About Race, Defining Courageous Conversations, Why Race, and more. With each course license for Courageous Conversations About Race, participants receive access to 6 months of free and unlimited use of PD 360, the world’s largest online community of over 700,000 educators. Also included is the opportunity to receive graduate credits from Seattle Pacific University (a fully accredited university) for less than half the cost of other graduate schools.

To learn more or to register for Glenn Singleton’s course Courageous Conversations About Race, please go to http://www.corwin-sinet.com or call 877-778-8221.

About Corwin
Corwin, a SAGE company, was established in 1990 to provide learning solutions for PreK-12 educators. Corwin produces books, multimedia content, and online courses that range from very practical, experience-based resources to more reflective or research-based titles, and are written for a diverse set of professionals-principals, administrators, specialists, teachers, counselors, consultants, teacher educators, and collegiate-level students. Corwin: Leading educators. It’s who we are. It’s what we do. It’s who we serve.
For more information about Corwin, please visit http://www.corwin.com.

About School Improvement Network
Founded in 1991 by teachers, the School Improvement Network provides comprehensive, research-based professional development anytime, anywhere. As the home of The Video Journal of Education, PD 360, and the Learning 360 Framework, School Improvement Network resources focus on the most relevant topics, feature the top experts, and show educators how to put theory into practice. The School Improvement Network works with thousands of schools and districts in every state and around the world and has visited over 3,000 classrooms to document best practices in action. Learn more at http://www.schoolimprovement.com.

About PD 360 • Practical, Scalable, Measurable
PD 360 is the multi-award winning, leading online, on-demand professional learning resource for schools and districts.

With 1,500 videos on 97 topics from 120 experts, PD 360 has the largest online community of educators, with over 700,000 subscribers. The innovative PD 360 videos are unique and class-leading because of the quality of production, and each is research-based with classroom examples of best practices. The videos are also relatively short in nature (about 6-12 minutes) allowing educators access to “snack able” content that is easy and accessible to view and implement.

Teachers, administrators, professional learning communities, coaches, mentors, instructional leaders, and paraprofessionals have available at their fingertips hundreds of indexed and searchable video segments that present real, best-practice classroom examples and feature respected education experts, such as Michael Fullan, Rick DuFour, Doug Reeves, Rick Stiggins, and many others. Educators can instantly find the help they need on nearly every topic, including differentiation, assessment, English language learners, leadership, and more. PD 360 can also be used to create a structured learning experience for an individual teacher, a PLC, or even an entire school. PD 360 bridges the gap between training and classroom implementation with job-embedded follow-up, tracking, and reflection tools. PD 360 gives educators access to an online community of teaching professionals that allows interaction and collaboration either within a district or across the United States and the world. PD 360 includes over 1,500 research-based video learning segments and is the most comprehensive web-based library of professional development resources available. See a demonstration at http://www.pd360.com.

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Press Contact:
Neil Jarman
School Improvement Network
801-758-9856    
neil(dot)jarman(at)schoolimprovement(dot)com

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