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Faculty Training

Over the past five years, Providence Day’s faculty have had access to a wide range of training opportunities in issues surrounding diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism. From workshops and conferences to visiting speakers and internal presentations, the scope and content have developed significantly and intentionally over time.

Training Topics

  • Lower School Human Experience and Perspective
  • Unconscious Bias in Hiring
  • Understanding Culture - Shallow, Surface, and Deep Culture and how it informs our interactions, relationships and how we teach
  • “The Complexity of Identity: Who Am I?” Beverly Daniel Tatum
  • Cultural Competency, Awareness, and Sensitivity- Microaggressions
  • Understanding Cognitive Dissonance and the Need for Affinity Groups
  • Creating a Gender Inclusive Environment with Jennifer Bryan
  • Understanding Cultural Learning Styles and Culturally Responsive Teaching
  • How to Create a Culturally Responsive Classroom
  • Supporting Gender and Sexuality Identity in Schools
  • How to Interrupt Bias in the Classroom
  • Ali Michael (Race Institute for K-12 educators)
    • Exploring your racial identity
    • Understanding racial identity
    • Providing Academic Leaders with training and tool kit to advise and support their faculty
  • Religious Literacy Training
  • Why Race Matters in Schools, Ali Michael (Race Institute for K-12 educators)
  • Race Dialog Training
  • Faculty Summer Professional Development:
    • White Awareness
    • The 1619 Project
    • Equity and Grading
    • The Person You Mean to Be: How Good People Fight Bias
  • All school book reading: The Racial Healing Handbook: Practical Activities to Help You Challenge Privilege, Confront Systemic Racism and Engage in Collective Healing
  • Racial Identity Development and Racial Socialization, Ali Michael (Race Institute for K-12 educators)
  • Identity, Perspective, and the Culturally Responsive Classroom