Current Course Schedule

Creating Classrooms That Embrace Difference (grades Prek - 2)

We will explore how power and knowledge can be shared with students by allowing them to weave their own stories into the curriculum. Starting from this place, we will be better positioned to understand how classrooms can become educational spaces where students' identities, interests, skills, and expertise are honored. We will examine how storytelling, language, literature, and project-based making can support multiple funds of knowledge and ways of knowing.
  • Focus On
    Pre-k - 2nd Grade
  • Category
    Childhood / Elementary School, Online
  • Registration Options and Cost
    $295 Course Fee


Summer 2 2021

  • Section 01: July 22
    • Kelly Bird
      Kelly Bird
      Kelly Bird is the Director of the Early Learning Center at Renbrook School in West Hartford, CT. Previously, she served as a Coach for Teaching Apprentices in the Urban Teaching Apprenticeship Program at UPenn. She has also worked as a teacher (Packer Collegiate, Little Red School House, the Town School, NYC), Director of Admission (The Hewitt School, NYC), and Division Director (Friends’ Central School, PA). While working at Friends’ Central, Bird founded their innovative “Light Lab” that housed a comprehensive maker program and placed children at the center of their learning. She also has extensive experience facilitating diversity and inclusion conversations, reflecting her belief that children thrive in an environment in which they feel they belong. She is currently working toward her EdD in Educational Leadership at the University of Pennsylvania. Bird earned a MSEd from Bank Street College of Education in elementary education and a BA in psychology/sociology from Wesleyan University.