Epoch Academy

Cultural Readiness Certification - Independent Study

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Price: $1,500.00

CRC-Independent is a one-year non-facilitated leadership program to support educators, equity specialists and other school personnel to develop culturally competent learning content, practices and strategies to more effectively address the needs of an increasingly diverse student body.

This certification program prepares participants to communicate to others the knowledge, skills, and supportive coaching and engagement needed to create supportive, inclusive communities of learners. We are readying educators to meet the urgent demand of diverse student populations.

Certification training includes:

  • Online courses
  • Online Community

Online Courses

Four courses comprise the online study. They provide a comprehensive and engaging foundation to prepare educators to reflect on existing competencies, broaden cultural competencies, and integrate new strategies to increase their cultural capacity both inside and outside the classroom. The participant will complete weekly activity sheets on the module topic presented in each course.

The four courses are:

Let’s Talk About Race

What You’ll Learn

  • Engage in an exploration of diversity issues that districts face today.
  • Identify where and why districts fall short in adequately attending to these issues, and present strategies to overcome the barriers that inhibit or stop dialogue and necessary actions.
  • Self-assess your personal history and beliefs to help you understand and effectively resolve your triggers.

Culturally Relevant Pedagogy

What You’ll Learn

  • Build capacity to work effectively with students of color, thus eliminating the racial achievement disparities that exist in schools.
  • Understand Culturally Relevant Pedagogy as a tool participants will use to reflect personally on their practice and analyze the systemic issues that perpetuate the disparities.
  • Improve communication to strengthen your capacity to have honest and compassionate dialogue to positively impact students’ learning experience and lives.

The Tragedy of Non-Ness: How Language Damages Our Quest for Social Justice

What You’ll Learn

  • Identify exclusionary language that is commonly used (e.g. “non-white”).
  • Learn practical ways to remedy exclusionary language in the workplace.
  • Understand the impact of “non-ness” language and attitudes on diverse groups.

Teaching White: Exploring How Race Impacts the Relationship Between Teachers and Students

What You’ll Learn

  • Explore the ways in which unconscious bias and stereotyping affect the relationships between teachers and students, teachers and parents, and teachers and other educators.
  • Take part in shaping a strategic roadmap to uncover your own bias, define or redefine your racial and ethnic identity, and investigate the ways that school rewards some students but not others.
  • Develop a personal plan of action to interrupt the predictable disproportionality in outcomes for students of colors.

Ongoing Online Community

Online resources are available via our website year round. Through the online resource forum the participant will be provided with prompts or simple, but thoughtful exercises to move you toward a deeper awareness of how you can most authentically integrate cultural competency into your practice.

Certification Outcomes

  • To heighten your cultural consciousness about your life - past and present.
  • To explore and deepen your racial consciousness.
  • Identify and assess existing content, practices and strategies to develop a plan of action to transform your classroom.
  • Understand your strengths as a facilitator and areas of possible growth.
  • Assess triggers for yourself and others and learn strategies to manage and transform them into open and effective communication.

Cost

The certification fee includes:

  • Four 4-Week Online Courses
  • One-year digital access to courses
  • One-year access to the online community

The cost is $1500/educators.

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