In this two-part book study, participants will prepare for, read, and discuss Ibram X. Kendi’s How To Be An Antiracist for a total of 15 Act 48 hours or a certificate to submit for 15 Chapter 14 hours (per district approval). The New York Times called this book “a groundbreaking approach to understanding and uprooting racism and inequality in our society—and in ourselves.” During the Prereading Session on March 30th, participants will discuss the book and strategies for critical reading from their lens as an educator. Then they will engage in two activities in small groups: one focused on identifying reader perspectives and another on applying the reading experience to students. Between the two sessions, participants should read the book and complete the reflection guide throughout their reading journey (not just at the end) to help them remember key points in the text. During the Discussion Session on May 4th, participants will engage in dialogues about their reactions, learning, and applications for the material in the school setting. Participants will leave this session with knowledge and resources to apply what they read with students at any level.
Please note: Must attend both sessions AND read the book to earn credit.
- Wednesday, March 30 — via Zoom
- Wednesday, May 4 — via Zoom
- Gina Gullo, Assistant Director for Education Services, PSEA
- Eligible for 15 Act 48 or Chapter 14 hours (with district pre-approval)