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NYU Metro's CSS Partners with the New School for CCER Training

NYU Metro's Center for Strategic Solutions (CSS) has partnered with the New School to host a CCER training, The Diverse Classrooms Project: Developing Critical Consciousness to Promote Equity and Justice in K-5 Education. K-5 classroom teachers in NYC are invited to participate in a FREE training that aims to improve teachers’ capacity to be cultural responsive in the classroom, by analyzing and challenging the social, cultural, and political conditions that perpetuate racial inequities in education.

The 12-session course is built on the Critically Conscious Educators Rising (CCER) curriculum, tailored specifically for the K-5 classroom. It seeks to:

  • Expand individual and collective critical consciousness
  • Develop/deepen an equity/racially just lens when crafting culturally responsive lessons/units
  • Improve teachers’ ability to personally reflect, build awareness, and begin to navigate sharing information with others
  • Improve teachers' ability to address barriers that can adversely affect their ability to be culturally responsive in the classroom.

Group training sessions will occur after school hours, from September-December 2019. Trainings will be held Thursdays from 5-8pm (dinner included) on the NYU campus, in the Washington Square Park area of Manhattan.

In addition to receiving information and training, all participants who attend 80% of the training sessions and complete surveys at 3 time points, will receive $300 in compensation.

Eligibility requirements: Actively employed, English-speaking, K-5 classroom teachers in any of New York's five boroughs. Have not taken the CCER training previously.

Register for The Diverse Classrooms Project.