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Discovery Session—Teachers Talk: Race and Racism In and Out of the Classroom

It’s time to ensure just outcomes for all students, raise marginalized voices, and challenge the imbalance of power and privilege. We invite you to collaborate with us toward greater educational equity in your school by registering for an afternoon of robust conversations with others. We will
lean into our own racial identities, learn about race and racism in America, and lead by committing to steps that challenge and change inequitable practices in our classrooms, schools, and districts. We will hold an interactive session for participants to understand how and why we got here, examine some of the inequities that exist in participants’ school communities, explore helpful resources and tools, and begin to develop promising anti-racist next steps.

A better, more equitable education awaits.

Participant Outcomes

At the Great Schools Partnership, our goal is to provide you with the knowledge and tools you need to make progress in your school, district, or community. As a participant, you will come away with:

  1. A better understanding of how your personal experiences, perspectives, and identity impact how you learn and engage with others.

  2. Increased capacity to reflect on and engage in conversations about racial equity.

  3. An understanding of how race, power, and privilege impact teaching and learning in the United States.

  4. Anti-racist strategies and resources to improve teaching and learning in your school or district.

  • Welcome, introductions, and acknowledgement
  • The stories we tell and my racial story
  • Understanding systemic and institutional racism
  • Microaggressions and implicit bias in and out of the classroom
  • Call to action: Takeaways and individual commitments
  • Debrief: content, application, process

Intended For

Educators and community members who haven’t had many opportunities to engage with others in discussion around issues of racial equity. Teams and individuals are encouraged to attend.


This is an interactive, 3-hour event that will take place virtually over Zoom. We will not be recording the session.

What’s Included

A slide deck of the presentation, links to resources and tools, and a contact hour certificate. 


Katie Thompson, Senior Associate
Dr. Carrie McWilliams, Senior Associate


$150 per person.

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Oct 28 2021


1:00 pm - 4:00 pm




Online Zoom Meeting
Dr. Carrie McWilliams & Katie Thompson


Dr. Carrie McWilliams & Katie Thompson