White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for People to Talk about Racism

Class Details

  • Class Type: Online
  • Date: 6/29/2020 - 8/2/2020
  • Adams State Credit: 1
  • Nonmember Price: $145
  • CEA Member Price: $45
  • Registration for the optional graduate credits ($55 per credit) is a separate transaction through Adams State. Registration information will be available after you enroll.

  • Currently Enrolled: 23 of 25
  • Class Type: Online
  • Date: 9/30/2019 - 11/3/2019
  • Adams State Credit: 1
  • Nonmember Price: $145
  • CEA Member Price: $45
  • Registration for the optional graduate credits ($55 per credit) is a separate transaction through Adams State. Registration information will be available after you enroll.

  • Currently Enrolled: 15 of 25
  • Class Type: Online
  • Date: 9/30/2019 - 11/3/2019
  • Adams State Credit: 1
  • Nonmember Price: $145
  • CEA Member Price: $45
  • Registration for the optional graduate credits ($55 per credit) is a separate transaction through Adams State. Registration information will be available after you enroll.

  • Currently Enrolled: 22 of 25
  • Class Type: Online
  • Date: 3/30/2020 - 5/3/2020
  • Adams State Credit: 1
  • Nonmember Price: $145
  • CEA Member Price: $45
  • Registration for the optional graduate credits ($55 per credit) is a separate transaction through Adams State. Registration information will be available after you enroll.

  • Currently Enrolled: 24 of 25
  • Class Type: Online
  • Date: 6/29/2020 - 8/2/2020
  • Adams State Credit: 1
  • Nonmember Price: $145
  • CEA Member Price: $45
  • This is a special section of the White Fragility class. We will be covering the book as a traditional book study and will not incorporate elements from the usual course. Graduate credit is still available at $55 per credit.

  • Currently Enrolled: 57 of 61
  • Class Type: Online
  • Date: 3/30/2020 - 5/3/2020
  • Adams State Credit: 1
  • Nonmember Price: $145
  • CEA Member Price: $45
  • Registration for the optional graduate credits ($55 per credit) is a separate transaction through Adams State. Registration information will be available after you enroll.

  • Currently Enrolled: 26 of 26
  • Class Type: Online
  • Date: 6/29/2020 - 8/2/2020
  • Adams State Credit: 1
  • Nonmember Price: $145
  • CEA Member Price: $45
  • Registration for the optional graduate credits ($55 per credit) is a separate transaction through Adams State. Registration information will be available after you enroll.

  • Currently Enrolled: 30 of 32
  • Class Type: Online
  • Date: 5/25/2020 - 6/28/2020
  • Adams State Credit: 1
  • Nonmember Price: $145
  • CEA Member Price: $45
  • Registration for the optional graduate credits ($55 per credit) is a separate transaction through Adams State. Registration information will be available after you enroll.

  • Currently Enrolled: 42 of 40
  • Class Type: Online
  • Date: 8/24/2020 - 9/27/2020
  • Adams State Credit: 1
  • Nonmember Price: $145
  • CEA Member Price: $45
  • Registration for the optional graduate credits ($55 per credit) is a separate transaction through Adams State. Registration information will be available after you enroll.

  • Currently Enrolled: 15 of 30
  • Class Type: Online
  • Date: 11/2/2020 - 12/6/2020
  • Adams State Credit: 1
  • Nonmember Price: $145
  • CEA Member Price: $45
  • Registration for the optional graduate credits ($55 per credit) is a separate transaction through Adams State. Registration information will be available after you enroll.

  • Currently Enrolled: 30 of 30

About the Course

White Fragility is a book study that analyzes the system of white supremacy and why it is challenging for white people to discuss racism.  As the United States' student population becomes increasingly diverse, "it is essential educators develop skills to understand and examine bias, racism, and race, especially their own." Robin Diangelo’s book examines how white fragility has developed over time, how it furthers the racial caste system, and how to make repair and move towards systematic change.  This course will be ideal for the educator who wants to learn how to become more anti-racist, to challenge systems of white supremacy, and to consider what this work looks like within education.  Look forward to much reflection and discussion that will likely cause discomfort, growth, and action.

Required Text:

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Explain the phenomenon of white fragility and its role in one’s personal life, in the educational environment, and society, both historically and currently.
  • Identify when white fragility is present in a situation.
  • Discuss and develop solutions to address and act on white fragility and racism in one’s personal life, in the educational environment, and society.
  • Grade(s): Pre-K Kindergarten 1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade 6th Grade 7th Grade 8th Grade 9th Grade 10th Grade 11th Grade 12th Grade Elementary K-5 Secondary 6-12
  • Subject(s): Education Support Professionals Professional Development Specialized Service Providers
  • Teacher Quality Standard(s): QS 1.F QS 2.A QS 2.B QS 2.C QS 2.D QS 4.A QS 4.C QS 5.B

Facilitator

Kathy Zaleski

Kathy is a Social Studies teacher at Northglenn High School who works with high school students on learning how to critically read the world around them.  Kathy began her teaching career as a Peace Corps volunteer in Macedonia, teaching at a K-8 in the mountain town of Krusevo. She strongly believes in teaching in a way that is culturally responsive and incorporates the philosophy of restorative justice into her work.  Along with teaching, Kathy facilitates trainings on how to use restorative practices in schools around the state and country.  Kathy was a CEA Fellow in the 2017 school year, focusing on how to bring restorative practices to pre-service teachers.  She is also an associate representative for her building and continues to find ways to get involved with her local association and CEA.  Kathy holds a BS from Indiana University in Secondary Education Social Studies and a MA from University of Arizona in Language, Reading, and Culture.  


Reviews

Scott Slaby
Great class that really encourages you to reflect on your own life and teaching practices.
Bonnie Katzive
Thought-provoking course. Everyone should read this book! It was honest about the responsibility of white people to stand against racism and what needs to happen for change to occur. The discussions and activities helped me process how the reading applied in my own teaching.
Keslie Steiner
This class was thought provoking, challenging and beneficial. I would recommend it to my colleagues and feel like I will be a better human because of it. It will directly affect my students in a positive and immediate way.

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