Race Institute for Educators

iChange Collaborative - We offer inclusivity consulting and training workshops to businesses, schools, community organizations, and government agencies.

“We need to know we are bound by something before we can be free of it.”

Darnell Moore

Racial identity impacts learning in profound ways. If you’re feeling the call to develop methods to cultivate the intelligent hearts and minds of your students, please join us for this important professional development experience.

What if the student achievement gap is actually an educator cultural competency gap?

Our empathy-based and highly interactive method introduces educators to practical and easy-to-apply methods that cultivate safe and brave learning communities.

Educators leave the Institute with renewed enthusiasm and commitment, but also with action plans and lesson plans they can put into practice immediately.

Join us to:

  • Amplify student voices through the power of story.

  • Affirm the brilliance, experiences, and identities of BIPOC students in schools.

  • Experience the power of affinity groups to build relationships that support racial healing and sustain transformation.

  • Learn to cultivate high-trust relationships across difference. 

Develop Valuable Skills: 

  • Nurture and strengthen healthy racial identity development in your students.

  • Teach valuable communication and critical thinking skills.

  • Counteract bias and harmful stereotypes.

  • Explore your own racial identity experience to better serve your students.

  • Develop a supportive professional community for ongoing growth and development.

Quotes from Participants

“A profound personal, social, intellectual experience. Practical application. Support system. Thank you for being so well prepared and so honest and real with us. Your Institute had a great balance of structure and spontaneity.” 

“The wealth of knowledge and expertise at the Institute was impressive!” 

“The Institute was transformational. It changed my mindset and perspective.” 

“This was a beautiful reminder of what I know to be true, what empathy looks like-hearing stories, building relationships, calling people in.” 

“I am reinvigorated!” 

The iChange Team

Dr. Danielle Stewart and Martha Caldwell consult with schools to create cultures of inclusion where students know they belong and are motivated to make their highest contributions. Their expertise synthesizes social emotional learning, inquiry-based learning, and identity formation research. They have facilitated hundreds of conversations with students, teachers, administrators, and parents in more than 50 schools. 

We guide conversations rarely broached, yet utterly compelling in their potential to stimulate growth and change.

Danielle is an innovative leader, organizer, facilitator and curriculum developer in DEI education. Her tireless advocacy for BIPOC students has ignited their school spirit, strengthen their identities and increase their academic experiences. Danielle has facilitated affinity groups for educators of color for seven years.

Martha draws on the power of story to make the impact of identity visible. Co-authored Let’s Get Real: Exploring Race, Class, and Gender Identities in the Classroom, her articles have appeared in Middle School Journal, Independent School MagazineGreater Good Magazine, Youth Today, and EdWeek. Martha facilitates affinity groups for white anti-racist educators.

Contact Us

Email us at info@ichangecollaborative.com or call 404-585-8552 .

Please pass this information along to educators who may be able to benefit from this important and timely professional development opportunity.

Approved for Title 1 funds.

Join us for an experience of the heart and mind.

The Institute is for educators, but the beneficiaries, of course, are our students.

For teachers of all disciplines and grade levels, diversity directors, admissions officers, college counselors, department heads, affinity group leaders, parent leaders, and community organizers.

Dates

  • Friday, June 25,  4:00 pm  – 7:00 pm

  • Saturday, June 26, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm  and 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

  • Sunday, June 27, 2021 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Location

Virtually on Zoom

Register Now!

Early Registration ends May 20th!

 
 

Oman, Martha, Eddy, José, and Danielle, you are remarkable! I look forward to the lasting relationships we will develop as we change the world with the students we teach.

 
iChange Institute attendee
 
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