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Barriers to Bridges: Educating Diverse Student
A virtual discussion of the present-day implications of historical educational legislation, persistent beliefs and practices that create barriers for students of color, and actionable strategies for creating a classroom where all students can succeed
Feb. 17 • 2 p.m.
DIVERSITY • EQUITY • INCLUSION
Tools for impact: An exploration of inclusive teaching practices
In this highly interactive DEI for Educators specialization we explore the historic, legislative, and cultural barriers that impact the classroom and corporate training, providing concrete strategies to reach diverse learners.
From deficit to divergent
Research-based curriculum addresses various styles of learning, best practices for addressing trauma, and a renewed perspective on race, culture, neurodivergence, age, gender, identity, and physical abilities.
A social and restorative justice approach
With a focus on inclusion and social justice, this program brings to light community-based solutions to centuries of discrimination and exclusion. We see the advantage of culture as a teaching tool and provide the factual, scientific connection to what is happening today. We learn how to challenge social, cultural, and economic inequalities imposed on individuals arising from differential distribution of power, academic resources, and privilege. We also learn how to cultivate environments that empower students to resolve conflicts on their own..
Who this is for
Teachers, trainers, therapists, allies, administrators, human resource professionals, parents, industry consultants, activists.
You will leave these classes with a comprehensive understanding of:
- Historical implications of inequities.
- Why feelings are affixed to historic trauma.
- Scientific data speaking to physiological threat and trauma reactions to discrimination and microaggressions.
- Social and restorative justice-based solutions.
- Financial costs of diminished opportunities.
- Benefits of economic, professional, and health care equity.
Other education-related DEI courses
- Cultural Proficiency
- Culture and Diversity in the Early Childhood Classroom
- DEI for the C-Suite (Coming soon)
Estimated Cost: Varies (You pay only for courses you enroll in)
Required Credits: Mix of UC credit and CEUs
1. Four Required Courses
2. SPECIALIZATION COMPLETION REVIEW
Specialization Inquiry Form
SHINDALE SEALE, Ed.D, M.Ed., In two decades of leadership and training roles, Seale has focused on business performance optimization, staff development, and the creation of sustainable and equitable working environments in corporate, academic, and nonprofit arenas. She provides academic, professional, and quality of life resources to marginalized members in South Los Angeles through her nonprofit organization, Our Community Mentors. Her research and consulting through her company SEADE Coaching & Consulting focuses on creating equitable solutions in gender, race, age, and ability matters and has led to her being a sought-after subject matter expert and speaker. Seale holds a doctorate in Organizational Change and Leadership and a master’s degree in education from the University of Southern California. She earned a bachelor’s degree that focused on language and linguistics from CSU Dominguez Hills. She teaches at the University of Redlands and UCSC Silicon Valley Extension where she is also the founding chair of the Diversity Equity Inclusion program since 2020.
You can enroll in a specialization program at any time during your studies.
Once you create your student account, you can enroll in a specialization program. Note that the benefit of enrolling early is that it locks in your specialization requirements. This means that even if program requirements change, the requirements to complete your specialization will remain the same for you.
- You must enroll in the specialization program before enrolling in the Specialization Completion Review.
You have a total of three years to complete the courses for a specialization.
All the necessary units in a specialization must be completed within a three-year window. The clock begins on the first day of your first course in the program. For example, if you started a course on Sept. 5, 2019, you would have to complete all of the required units in this certificate by Sept. 4, 2022.
- Enrolling in a specialization program does not trigger the beginning of the three-year window. It begins the first day of the first course that applies to the program.
- The Completion Review process does not have to occur within the three-year timeframe.