Book Study: How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

Class Details

  • Class Type: Online
  • Date: Always open
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  • PSEA Member Price: $0
  • Currently Enrolled: 39

About the Course

Course Description: In this asynchronous, online 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 activities, participants will learn about the book and author. Then, they will explore strategies for critical reading from their lens as an educator. Then they will engage in two activities i: one focused on identifying perspectives and another on applying this practice to students. 

During the actual reading, participants should read the book critically and complete chapter-by-chapter reflection prompts throughout their reading journey (not just at the end) to help them remember key points in the text.

During the Postreading activities, participants will engage in forum-based 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.

Course Hours: Members who complete this course receive 15 HOURS of Act 48 and/or a certificate that may apply for Chapter 14 hours. Your employer has sole discretion to determine if this course qualifies for Chapter 14 hours.

The hours breakdown is

  • 10 hours for reading,
  • 1.5 hours for pre-reading activities
  • 2 hours for reflection prompts
  • 1.5 hours for post-reading activitis

Total: 15 hours

  • Grade(s): Elementary Secondary
  • Subject(s): Educator Professional Practices
  • Teacher Quality Standard(s): Danielson Domain 1 Danielson Domain 4


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