Fight: Personalize the Protest with Antiracism and Universal Design for Learning
Controversy is born the moment dreamers begin taking actions to invite the marginalized ones into the secret society of success. It takes bravery to dream beyond the locked gates of educational access for all. When we say “all” we need to be brave enough to identify the students who the system has not traditionally served. It’s more important than ever that we recognize that our systems are not socially just or equitable for our Black and Brown students. The time is now to FIGHT!
Andratesha Fritzgerald, Ed.S. has worked in education for nearly 20 years. She is a speaker, author and inclusive practices implementation consultant. Her life’s work is to awaken, celebrate and activate brilliance by breaking barriers and stereotypes of teachers, leaders and students to actualize achievement wherever it seems impossible. A self proclaimed book nerd, Jeopardy enthusiast and imagination expert, she loves writing and dreaming out loud with her husband, two children and committed educators who believe in academic success for all. Her new book Antiracism and Universal Design for Learning: Building Expressways to Success (CAST, 2020), is equipping teachers and leaders with the tools they need to make learning personal and possible for every child. Connect with her on buildingblocksofbrilliance.com or on Twitter @FritzTesha
Participants in this session will:
- Evaluate the fighting skills of educators to enact antiracist strategy.
- Begin building techniques to fight against racism and oppression with instructional and professional decision making.
- Personalize the protest to stand for marginalized and oppressed learners with antiracist UDL implementation one fight at a time.