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This summer we are excited to offer a new course on Ethnic Studies for both K-12 and community college educators. In Imagining and Implementing from an Ethnic Studies Prism, educators will consider tools and perspectives for Ethnic Studies-centered teaching, and then choose a known or aspirational 2 to 6 week unit incorporating their learning. In this six-week virtual learning community (VLC), participants will build their Ethnic Studies lens, identify relevant texts using their Ethnic Studies lens, and develop a one-unit Ethnic Studies plan. Coaching and dialogue will occur iteratively one-on-one and in whole group sharing. This VLC is designed and led by Dr. Jenoge Khatter, a Social Studies specialist for Eugene School District 4J, board member of the Oregon Council of the Social Studies, and a former social studies methods instructor for the University of Oregon.

There will be three live sessions in August on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. (August 3, 10, & 17) and weekly videos and activities to be completed independently. Participants can expect to spend approximately 2-3 hours per week in this VLC. PDUs are available. This new opportunity starts July 12. See the event page to register. Questions? Email