INTO Learning are offering the following Online Spring Programme:
Understanding and Preventing Racism
A three module Understanding and Preventing Racism online course is currently being designed. The course will seek to allow participants gain a deep understanding of the concept of race and racism including the interaction of power and privilege, particularly from the perspective of those who identify as members of an ethnic/racial minority and who have had experiences of racism in education and society in Ireland. It will also explore how racial diversity can be usualised within an education/school context including within the classroom (curriculum, resources, and classroom environment) the staffroom and the wider school community and how discrete teaching and challenging racism and race-biased language and behaviours can prevent racism and racial bullying/harassment in schools.
The module titles are as follows:
- Module 1: Understanding Race and Racism
- Module 2: Preventing Racism: Visibility and Awareness
- Module 3: Preventing Racism: Discrete teaching and challenging racist behaviours
The course will commence on Wednesday, 24th February with Module 1. Module 2 will be available on Wednesday, 3rd March and Module 3 will be available on Wednesday, 10th March. A course facilitator will support course participants for five weeks until Wednesday, 24th March. All materials will remain online and accessible to participants until Wednesday, 14th April.
Participants will receive a certificate of course participation upon completing the following requirements:
- Spending at least three hours engaged online on each module
- Making at least three contributions to the online discussion forum
- Completing the course evaluation
Registration is now open, you can book your place by clicking HERE
Course cost: €25.
Supporting LGBT+ Inclusion
As a follow-up to the INTO online Creating an LGBT+ Inclusive School summer course, a Supporting LGBT+ Inclusion webinar series is being planned. Webinar sessions being considered include
- Usualising LGBT+ inclusion in your classroom
- Gender non-conformity and transition
- Understanding LGBT+ teacher rights within the education system
- Preventing and addressing LGBT+ based bullying and harassment
- Implementing the Anti Bullying Guidelines for Primary and Post Primary Schools with particular regard to addressing homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying
Keep an eye out for full details after the February mid-term break.