Kickboard Professional Services

Teacher Training

Audience: District / Campus

Overview

There are four distinct phases (Awareness, Examine, Acknowledge, Action) of anti-racism work that must be completed in order to result in a change of policies and practices. Each phase contains multiple modules that will cover a specific anti-racism topic. These modules include learning activities, videos/clips, articles, and readings followed by quizzes and reflections. To maximize learning, participants are encouraged to engage individually and collectively.

Challenges Addressed:
  • Expand knowledge about systemic racism through understanding of history, data, policies, and practices
  • Disparities in academic achievement
  • Overidentification of children of color in special education
  • Disproportionate punitive actions for students of color in schools
  • Cultural competence/relevance
  • Bias in education
Program Outcomes:
  • Awareness: Learn the history of systemic racism in this country, develop a common understanding of key terms that will leverage the ability to act
  • Examine: Interrogate internal belief systems and understand and acknowledge internal bias and how biases impact daily actions
  • Acknowledge: Evaluate and assess the equity of current policies, practices and daily interactions 
  • Action: With current knowledge base, shift policies, practices and interactions
Format:
  • Virtual planning meeting; 8 asynchronous (self-paced) modules 1 ½ to 2hrs each module
Kickboard has made a huge difference. We reduced disciplines by 44% in just 18 weeks. If I go to another campus and come back to ours, I can see and hear the difference. It’s so positive here and that’s changing the culture of our school. This not only improves students’ behavior but it improves their academic performance as well.
— KASIE JACKSON, ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL - DALLAS ISD