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Facilitator's Guide to Courageous Conversations About Race

This facilitator's guide shows staff developers how to develop training for educators that examines the relationship between race and achievement and promotes academic parity.

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  • Grade Level: PreK-12
  • ISBN: 9781412941563
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Year: 2006
  • Page Count: 72
  • Publication date: September 18, 2006

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Create staff development training that addresses the relationship between race and achievement!

Acutely aware of the statistical gaps in achievement between different racial groups, educators realize that eliminating this disparity is critical to developing cultural proficiency. Candid conversations about race help educational leaders understand why performance inequity persists and how to guide policy analysis and instructional reform that promote true academic parity. Designed to complement the best-selling Courageous Conversations About Race, this facilitator's guide shows how to use professional development events to help educational leaders examine the achievement gap through the prism of race.

This chapter-by-chapter guide explains how to engage educators in discussions about personal agendas, multiple racial perspectives, closing the racial achievement gap, and extending their professional learning. Trainers also will find practical features, including

  • Implementation exercises
  • Prompts, language, and tools that support profound discussion
  • Activities and checklists for administrators
  • Action steps for creating an equity team

Highlights for the facilitator include

  • Activities for small or large groups
  • Discussion and journaling prompts
  • Key sources for supplemental reading
  • Sample workshop agendas for half-day, one-day, or two- to three-day sessions
  • A workshop evaluation form

Using the Facilitator's Guide to Courageous Conversations About Race, you can help educators construct a language and a process for addressing the relationship between race and achievement. With creative, open dialogue, leaders can restructure their schools and fulfill every student's potential regardless of race, culture, or class.



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Glenn E. Singleton

Glenn Singleton has devoted over thirty years to constructing racial equity worldwide and developing leaders to do the same. Author, thought leader, and strategist, he is the creator of Courageous Conversation a protocol and framework for sustained, deepened dialogue, and Beyond Diversity, the curriculum that has taught hundreds of thousands of people how to use it. Glenn is the Founder and President of Courageous Conversation TM, an agency that guides leadership development in education, government, corporation, law enforcement, and community organizing. He is the award-winning author of Courageous Conversations About Race; A Field Guide for Achieving Equity in Schools, Second Edition; and of MORE Courageous Conversations About Race.

Glenn has consulted executives at Wieden + Kennedy (W+K) Advertising, Google, Amazon, Procter & Gamble, the New York Department of Education, the New Zealand Ministry of Education, the Stavros Niarchos, Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library and the Bill & Melinda Gates foundations. Along with W+K, he received the 2017 Most Valuable Partnership (MVP) Award by AdColor. He is the recipient of the George A. Coleman Excellence in Equity Award by the Connecticut State Education Resource Center. Cited in the June 2018 edition of the Hollywood Reporter for his work with 21st Century Fox Animation, most recently, Glenn was awarded the AdWeek/AdColor 2020 Champion Award, and the 2020 National Speech and Debate Association Communicator of the Year Award. In 1995, Glenn founded the Foundation for A College Education and continues to serve on its Board of Advisors. He is also the founder and Board Chair of the Courageous Conversation Global Foundation, which develops partnerships to promote racial justice, interracial understanding and human healing worldwide.

Glenn has trained law enforcement leaders with the U.S. Embassy in Western Australia, and established the Courageous Conversation South Pacific Institute in Auckland, New Zealand. For eight years, he served as an adjunct professor of educational leadership at San Jose State University. Glenn has been a guest lecturer at Harvard University and has instructed faculty, students and administrators at the University of Minnesota, New York University School of Medicine, and the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Stanford University, Glenn Singleton is a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. and 100 Black Men. He currently resides in Washington, D.C.
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Curtis Linton

Curtis Linton is a co-owner of The School Improvement Network where he is co-executive producer of The Video Journal of Education and TeachStream. He has spent the last 10 years documenting on video and in print the improvement efforts and best practices of the most suc­cessful schools and school systems across North America. Each year, he visits more than 100 classrooms and schools, capturing what they do to succeed with all students at the classroom, school, and system levels. Linton has written or produced dozens of award-winning video-based staff development programs. His areas of expertise include closing the achievement gap and improving minority student achievement, using data, leadership, effective staff development, brain research, differ­entiation, action research, and coaching. With the goal of delivering results-based professional development efficiently to large numbers of educators, he works with school systems to design comprehensive school improvement plans that integrate workshops, video, electronic media, and other resources. As a part of this, Linton conducts workshops on effective classroom practices. Linton also works extensively in the community, including serving on the Davis School District Equity Committee. Linton received his master’s degree in fine arts from the University of Southern California.
Table of Contents

Table of Contents

About the Authors


How to Use the Guide

Additional Resources for Facilitators

Chapter-by-Chapter Study Guide: Courageous Conversations About Race: A Field Guide for Achieving Equity in Schools by Glenn E. Singleton and Curtis Linton

Chapter 1. Breaking the Silence: Ushering in Courageous Conversation About Race

Chapter 2. What's So Courageous About This Conversation?

Chapter 3. Why Race?

Chapter 4. Agreeing to Talk About Race

Chapter 5. The First Condition: Getting Personal Right Here and Right Now

Chapter 6. The Second Condition: Keeping the Spotlight on Race

Chapter 7. The Third Condition: Engaging Multiple Racial Perspectives

Chapter 8. The Fourth Condition: Keeping Us All at the Table

Chapter 9. The Fifth Condition: What Do You Mean By "Race"?

Chapter 10. The Sixth Condition: Let's Talk About Whiteness

Chapter 11. How Anti-Racist Leaders Close the Achievement Gap

Chapter 12. Exploring a Systemic Framework for Closing the Racial Achievement Gap

Chapter 13. Using Courageous Conversation to Achieve Equity in Schools

Resources for Extending Your Learning

Professional Development Training Videos

Professional Development Books


Handout 1. Got Passion?

Handout 2. Racial Consciousness Flow Chart Worksheet

Handout 3. Four Agreements of Courageous Conversation

Handout 4. Implementation Exercise Part 1 Worksheet

Handout 5. De-Centering Whiteness

Handout 6. Systemic Equity Anti-Racism Transformation Worksheet


Overhead 1. The Courageous Conversation Compass

Overhead 2. Racial Consciousness Flow Chart

Overhead 3. Naughty-Nice?

Overhead 4. Pacific Educational Group?s Systemic Equity Anti-Racism Transformation Framework

Sample Seminar Agendas

Half-Day Seminar Agenda

One-Day Seminar Agenda

Two- to Three-Day Seminar Agenda

Seminar Evaluation Form

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