Cultural Awareness and Unconscious Bias
Develop the skills necessary to engage in compassionate dialogue in order to address the needs of your diverse schools and communities.
Develop the skills to recognize implicit/explicit bias and the ways in which they influence our perceptions and actions. This course explores the concept of implicit bias and the nuanced behaviors that are a product of our unconscious beliefs. Educators will create an action plan around the essential question: What am I willing to do to not only become aware of, but interrupt actions that reflect implicit bias.Register Now
Approximately 15 hoursUp to 6 months to complete coursework
Ways to Learn
1 PDUGraduate Level Professional Development Credit
Online and self-paced | Dedicated mentor | Interactive assignments
Real-world case studies | Create an action plan | Earn graduate level professional development credits
Upon successful mastery of this course, you will be able to:
- Explore the concepts of implicit/explicit bias and their impact on personal relationships, communities, and society as a whole.
- Reflect on individual biases and explore how they impact the way we see others.
- Review the three major debiasing techniques: cognitive, motivational, and technological.
- Practice actionable steps using the RIR protocol to recognize, interrupt, and repair relationships while addressing implicit/explicit biases.
- Implicit Bias
- Getting Explicit About Implicit Bias
- The Parallels Between Implicit & Explicit Bias
- RIR Protocol
- Debiasing Techniques
Who Should Enroll?
- PreK-12 teachers
- Teacher candidates
- School administrators
What are Graduate-level Professional Development Credits?
Graduate-level professional development credits are not part of a degree program but instead are primarily used for professional advancement such as salary increment steps and recertification. Students should seek approval from appropriate district officials before enrolling in these courses.