The P.R.I.D.E. Teacher Cohort is a forum for exploring, sharing, and utilizing information and resources that will enable teachers to support young children’s positive racial identity development. It’s an exciting experience that gives teachers and caregivers the opportunity to discover and grow together as part of a tightly knit group dedicate to learning about and understanding how race impacts young children.
Over the course of nine months, educators will be given the opportunity to: attend P.R.I.D.E. Speaker Series events and follow-up learning sessions; participate in eight in-person monthly sesssions led by the P.R.I.D.E. team to learn how to implement inclusive teaching strategies; and develop theme-based ideas, activities and experiences to apply in the classroom and share with other cohort members.
Teacher Cohort Details
- Nine month commitment, beginning October 2019
- Open to any educator teaching in pre-k to 3rd grade classrooms in Pittsburgh,
including those in childcare facilities
- Selected educators are asked to commit to attending at least six of eight monthly meetings
- Priority will be given to those teaching in the P.R.I.D.E. target neighborhoods of Homewood, East Liberty, and the Hill District.
- Priority Deadline: September 6, 2019
- Final Deadline: September 16, 2019
"I feel like I used a lot of the resources, but for me the biggest change in my teaching was going from trying to show diversity to actually having a conversation about shared power."
"In my space, it was about affirming their identity and their natural born features. We talked a lot about skin color, a little about hair but we want to talk about more.African American life and culture."
"At the beginning of the year, we were intentional about ordering multicultural crayons."
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