Becoming a Culturally Responsive Educator

Education has a history of enacting racist and marginalizing policies impacting students, primarily students of color. Many well intended individuals become educators without a familiarity of the inequities that exist in the educational system or the racist policies and mindsets that keep those inequities intact.

Becoming an Antiracist Educator is a workshop series that helps participants develop the self-examination and consciousness that is required to be an antiracist educator. Topics will include: mindsets, language, bias, socialization, culture, microaggressions, power, and privilege.

Sessions may be attended as a series of eight workshops or individually, as preferred. Each two-hour session will deeply explore the tenants of antiracism while building critical consciousness in students.

Our facilitator is Dr. Angel Montoya, an alumnus from the School of Education & Human Development at CU Denver. She is highly committed to social justice in education and serving all students in a culturally responsive and equitable capacity. She works with teachers, administrators and community members to develop critical consciousness in addressing racial inequities and systematic change. 

Her research interests are centered in educator wellness, teacher identity and culturally responsive education. 

By the end of this series, participants will:

  • Be familiar with the foundational elements of antiracism education
  • Be able to recognize various racial inequities in day-to-day life and in educational settings
  • Be able to develop skills and tool sets to combat racial inequities in day-to-day life, educational settings, and when communicating with others 
  • Be able to develop antiracist education policies and instructions that serve all students equitably.