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Additional Professional Learning Opportunities

     If you have any questions regarding the Teacher Leadership Certificate or the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education Academic Certificate through Regis University, please contact Karla Esser, Director of Liberal Studies directly at 303-458-4388 or
    Teaching Tolerance is hitting the road! During spring 2018, we’re offering professional development workshops in Denver, Colorado. Our teaching and learning team will host two daylong workshops: Social Justice Teaching 101 and Facilitating Critical Conversations. Join us for one or both!
    The cost of each workshop is $35; this fee covers the workshop materials, breakfast and lunch, and a certificate of completion for credit hours. Group rates are available.
    These workshops are for K-12 classroom teachers and administrators or those who work with or coach classroom teachers and administrators.

    May 11, 2018 | Social Justice Teaching 101

    This workshop helps teachers learn how to effectively implement culturally responsive instruction in their classrooms. Participants will explore practical strategies for accomplishing academic and social-emotional goals side by side. They’ll discuss learning conditions that honor all identities and reflect diversity, equity and justice. And they’ll plan to make culturally responsive practices part of a larger individual, school and community action strategy.



    May 12, 2018 | Facilitating Critical Conversations

    This workshop helps teachers learn how to talk openly about the historical roots and the contemporary manifestations of social inequality and discrimination. Participants will explore strategies for facilitating critical conversations with students and colleagues. They’ll engage in personal reflection and examine some commonly held beliefs and biases that influence educators’ abilities to be responsive to all students. And they’ll plan student-centered instruction and investigate ways to teach about implicit bias, race, racism and other critical topics.