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Simulation: Difficult Conversations about Race

July 29, 2020
This simulation considers just how complex the issue of race is–in the classroom, in the community, and in the broader societal landscape. Playing the role of principal at a suburban, racially and socioeconomically diverse high school, you will address sensitive issues such as conversations about race with students, and how teaching professionals and district staff can support those conversations.
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This simulation considers just how complex the issue of race is–in the classroom, in the community, and in the broader societal landscape. Playing the role of principal at a suburban, racially and socioeconomically diverse high school, you will address sensitive issues such as conversations about race with students, and how teaching professionals and district staff can support those conversations.
Key stakeholders include an active community member, young and idealistic english teacher, assistant superintendent who is wary of fads in education
Trade-offs to consider:
  • Addressing sensitive issues such as conversations about race within the classroom while identifying how teaching professionals and district staff can best support those conversations
  • Balancing curriculum needs with demands from students and community to go beyond the prescribed curriculum