Faculty and Staff Professional Development

Race Talk: Faculty Training on Using Debate to Discuss Race

Thursday, August 25, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM

Essex, College Community Center 123

Join Lawrence Grandpre, Research Director of Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle, in a training for faculty on the use of debate to discuss concepts related to race. We hope that this training will be helpful for faculty using the Community Book Connection text, Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates, in their classrooms this fall semester. Participants in the workshop are equipped with policy debate training that incorporates cultural and racial identity and a developed knowledge of structural social, political and economic issues. For more information, contact Ingrid Sabio-McLaughlin: isabio@ccbcmd.edu

Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom
Faculty/Staff Reading Group

Fridays, September 23, October 28, November 18, and December 9, 2:30 PM-4:30 PM

Locations TBA, campuses to vary

In Teaching to Transgress, bell hooks--writer, teacher, and insurgent black intellectual--writes about a new kind of education, education as the practice of freedom. Teaching students to "transgress" against racial, sexual, and class boundaries in order to achieve the gift of freedom is, for hooks, the teacher's most important goal. Join a group of faculty and staff for an engaging and energizing discussion of this text, drawing connections between hooks’ perspectives on education and our own practices in the classroom. For more information, contact Dr. Ted McCadden: tmccadden@ccbcmd.edu

3rd Annual Culturally-Responsive Teaching Conference

Friday, November 4 and Saturday, November 5

Essex Campus

Join us for a two-day discussion on the theme “Courageous Classrooms”, featuring keynote presenters Dr. Lisa Williams (Baltimore County Public Schools) and Dr. Pedro Noguera (UCLA). Advance registration is required. Visit www.crt-cc.org or contact Dr. David Truscello: dtruscello@ccbcmd.edu