Diversity Across the Curriculum

$499.00

APPLICATION IS CLOSED

Diversity Across the Curriculum

In this one-day, in-person workshop, journalism educators will learn how to infuse diversity and inclusion into all aspects of their teaching.

The application deadline has been extended to Monday, March 28.

June 9, 2022

Overview

  • Change your thinking and transform your teaching.
  • Come to Poynter for an intensive workshop on how to infuse your curriculum with equitable and inclusive teaching.
  • Connect with your peers as you engage with the course material.
  • Apply by Monday, March 28, 2022. Space is limited to 20 participants and acceptance is rolling.

$499.00

APPLICATION IS CLOSED
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Learning Outcomes

If you are accepted, you will learn how to:

  • Articulate the importance and value of diversity, equity and inclusion for your program and your teaching
  • Identify areas in your existing curriculum that provide opportunities for improved diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Construct more inclusive, diverse and equitable syllabi and curriculum for your department and for individual courses

$499.00

APPLICATION IS CLOSED

Overview

  • Change your thinking and transform your teaching.
  • Come to Poynter for an intensive workshop on how to infuse your curriculum with equitable and inclusive teaching.
  • Connect with your peers as you engage with the course material.
  • Apply by Monday, March 28, 2022. Space is limited to 20 participants and acceptance is rolling.

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Journalism educators can make a real impact on the future diversity, inclusion and equity efforts of American newsrooms when they model those values in the classroom. 

This intensive, one-day workshop at the Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Florida, will empower you to examine your current teaching materials and curriculum with an eye toward inclusion and representation, and give you the tools and skills to diversify your lessons, examples, speakers and more. 

Let us know on your application if you want to attend both Diversity Across the Curriculum and Teachapalooza to save $100. 

Diversity Across the Curriculum is a reincarnation of a beloved Poynter program from the early 2000s. The call to improve diversity, equity and inclusion in the classroom persists two decades later — and is perhaps more urgent than ever. Poynter is proud to bring it back to serve the needs of educators in a dynamic and shifting world.  

Your lead faculty is Dr. Earnest Perry, associate dean of graduate studies at the University of Missouri, a researcher, educator and consultant who specializes in issues related to diversity and inclusion. Barbara Allen, Poynter’s director of college programming, will be your guest faculty and coach as you transform your classroom. 

You will learn how to modify your current teaching to include more diverse classroom examples, readings, videos and speakers. You will understand where, how and why to examine materials for diverse voices. You will develop the instinct to audit the makeup of the topics, sources and authors you introduce into your teaching, and how to pivot to ensure diverse voices are represented.

Participation is limited to 20 people to ensure active participation and personalized feedback. If you allow it, this experience will be meaningful, personal and powerful. It might even change the way you work forever. 

Questions?

If you need assistance, email us at info@poynter.org.

Diversity Across the Curriculum will take place in person on Thursday, June 9, 2022, at the Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Florida. This intensive, all-day program is limited to 20 participants. 

  • 9-10 a.m. — Welcome and introductions: We’ll spend an hour getting to know one another — comparing notes about our program/department’s strengths and weaknesses, plus sharing what we hope to gain and learn about all aspects of diverse, equitable and inclusive teaching.
  • 10-11 a.m. — What is this Infusion you speak of? Breaking down what we mean by “infusing,” then taking that skill to all of our thinking, assigning and learning.
  • 11 a.m.-noon — Unlearn what you have learned: We break down some of the habits and unconscious biases we’ve picked up and learn how to understand and change them. 
  • Noon-1 p.m. — Lunch
  • 1-2 p.m. — Fear is the path to the dark side: Fear is a powerful force that stands between and among you and your students. Learn why overcoming your fears and calling out fear in the classroom can actually lead to better DEI efforts.
  • 2-3 p.m. — It’s not about you! How to recognize personal bias and selfish behaviors in yourself and your students, and how to break them down successfully without shame.
  • 3-4 p.m. — Infusing DEI without a complete overhaul: We’ll take what can feel like a daunting task and simplify it for the greater good. Here’s where you’ll find all the tricks you need to take what you’ve learned back to campus and make it count.
  • 4-5 p.m. — Connecting the DEI dots: Where it all comes together — we take today’s lessons and create a plan for implementing them individually, departmentally and institutionally.
  • 5 p.m. — Group photo
  • 5:45-7 p.m. — Poolside happy hour (location TBD) before dinner on your own

Accepted applicants who want to participate in Teachapalooza can also participate in the three-day event for college journalism educators June 10-12, 2022. 

Please apply no later than Monday, March 28, 2022. Space is limited to 20 participants and acceptance is rolling.

Who should apply

This one-day workshop will benefit any journalism or communications professor or adviser who wants to diversify their teaching to be more inclusive and representative of people in their communities or coverage areas. 

Application process

The application will take 30-60 minutes to complete. Please be prepared to answer questions about your departmental makeup, professional experience, areas of interest and basic demographic information.

There will be a spot on the application to let us know whether you want to attend Teachapalooza 2022.

The deadline to apply is Monday, March 28, 2022. Space is limited and we will accept applicants on a rolling basis. Please apply as soon as you know this program is for you. 

Cost

Tuition for Diversity Across the Curriculum is $499. 

If you are accepted into both Diversity Across the Curriculum and Teachapalooza, the total cost will be $598. You will receive a link to pay after you are accepted. 

Instructors

Lead Faculty

  • Dr. Earnest Perry
    Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, University of Missouri
    Dr. Earnest Perry is the Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Research at the Missouri School of Journalism. He served as coordinator of the School’s...
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Adjunct Faculty

  • Barbara Allen
    Director of College Programming
    Barbara Allen is the director of college programming. She spent most of her professional career working in local media and higher education before coming to...
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