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Conference Day Workshop

Facilitator

  • Kwame Sarfo-Mensah, Math Educator/Educational Consultant

    International Community School of Addis Ababa
    Kwame Sarfo-Mensah is a 15-year veteran urban educator and the founder of Identity Talk Consulting, an independent educational consulting firm that provides professional development and consulting services to K-12 school districts, educators, colleges & universities and educational non-profit organizations. He is also the author of two books: "Shaping the Teacher Identity: 8 Lessons That Will Help Define the Teacher in You" and the host of the "Identity Talk 4 Educators LIVE" podcast, which highlights the personal stories of these incredible educators and the specific elements that shape who they are as educators. As a staunch ambassador and advocate for teacher empowerment, Kwame has spoken at numerous national education conferences and worked diligently to support the recruitment and retention of teachers of color in the education system. In January 2019, he was selected to be in the inaugural cohort of the InSPIRED (In-Service Professionals Increasing Racial and Ethnic Diversity) Fellowship, an initiative organized by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education for veteran teachers of color to recruit students of color to teach in Massachusetts. As an InSPIRED Teaching Fellow, Kwame facilitated professional development workshops for aspiring teachers at universities such as Boston College, UMass Boston, and Worcester State University and has served as a guest speaker for non-profit teacher pipeline programs such as Generation Teach and Worcester Public Schools’ Future Teachers Academy. He also facilitated a full-day teacher training workshop at the Reach International Center of Education (RICE) in Addis Ababa where teachers built their capacity in the areas of classroom management, curriculum development, and instructional pedagogy. A proud graduate of Temple University, Kwame holds a Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics and a Master's Degree in Elementary Education. He was honored as the 2019 National Member of the Year by Black Educators Rock, Inc. for his unwavering commitment to the advancement of the teacher profession. Kwame's work has also been featured in Teaching Channel, Edutopia, Education Post, WGBH News, The Educators' Room, LLC., and Medium.

The 3 P’s of Antiracist Teaching

Given the recent political attacks against critical race theory (CRT), ethnic studies, critical antiracist pedagogy, and the LGBTQ+ community, it is more important than ever for educators to enter this school year with a firm, thorough understanding of what it exactly means to be an active co-conspirator for BIPOC and LGBTQ+ students. This includes specifying the non-performative actions we must take, as educators, to combat the racism, homophobia and various forms of oppression that happen in international school communities.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn about the foundations of anti-racist work that every educator should possess (i.e. passion, purpose, and pursuit).
  • Develop a growth mindset around creating culturally responsive and antiracist practices in order to actively engage in antiracist work within their school communities.

Target Audience

PK-12 Educators

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