Taking the Course with Colleagues
INVITE COLLEAGUES TO TAKE THE COURSE WITH YOU
The best way to take this course is with other colleagues from your community. Equity teaching practices are best explored with colleagues who understand your context, the students in your school, and the culture of your organization. Of course, you’re welcome to take the course by yourself. But as much as possible, we encourage you to participate in this learning experience with colleagues.
To invite colleagues to take Becoming a More Equitable Education with you, you can use the sample emails or Twitter and Facebook posts in our Course Invitation Kit.
FORM A LEARNING CIRCLE
Once you have a group of colleagues who enrolled in the course, one way to take the course together is to form a learning circle.
What is a learning circle?
A learning circle is an in-person discussion group for learners who are all registered in Becoming a More Equitable Educator.
Why form a learning circle?
This course is designed to encourage you to use what you learn in your context as soon as possible. Your learning circle can provide encouragement, support, and diverse perspectives.
What materials can help us create powerful learning circles?
We’ve created the Learning Circle Guide (as a Google Doc) for Becoming a More Equitable Educator to give you the tools you need to form a learning circle. In this guide are suggested discussion topics and activities for meetings, but we encourage your learning circle to interact with the course in the ways that seem most valuable and productive for your needs. The way in which your learning circle engages with the course is entirely up to you. (Note: You can also use this guide to share learning with colleagues who are not enrolled in the course!)
The Learning Circle Guide has ideas and strategies for working collaboratively, including:
- Text for keeping participants organized
- Suggested agenda for those meetings
- Questions to prompt discussions about course content
- Strategies for making assignments and activities more collaborative
Access the Learning Circle Guide here as a Google Doc.