Workshops

Workshops average between 3-7 hours in length and may be customized to the client’s interests and needs. We believe that highly effective teaching advances social justice and equity and is culturally responsive, personalized, and research-based. All workshops focus on research and practice (praxis) and engage participants in their content areas through interactive, reflective dialogue aimed at transforming practice. Sample workshop topics may include:

• Racial bias in education
• Equity-centered education
• Courageous conversations in racial equity and social justice
• Racial and social identity theory and practice
• Intersectionality: overlapping identities & degrees of difference, inequity, & oppression

• Decolonizing educational practices
• Culturally responsive education
• Unlocking potential: fostering a growth mindset in your students
• Culturally responsive classroom management
• Locating culturally responsive pedagogy in UDL
• Executive function: skills for life and learning

What They’re Saying

I have known Darnel Thigpen Williams for about 6.5 years. We have worked together with our colleagues in efforts to move our current organization forward toward a shared vision of equity and social justice. We have co-facilitated several ABAR (Anti-bias/Anti-racism) PD Sessions for school districts and I can attest to Darnell's ability to provide deeply transformational PD. Darnell is very knowledgeable about culturally responsive and sustaining pedagogy and supports educators to be able to take on equity issues in schools with a thoughtful and skilled approach to identifying which pedagogical tools will support learning and transformation. Darnell's commitment to equity is reflected in his life's work. This commitment is demonstrated through his antiracism work at CES, but also in the college classes that he teaches. His life's work is liberation. He is a kind, organized, dependable, honest, knowledgeable, and skilled "warm-demander" and people around him always want to do their best. Darnell is an excellent educator and leader.

(Keri "Safire" DeJong, Ed.D. Social Justice & Equity Specialist, Collaborative for Educational Services)

I have known Darnel Thigpen Williams for about 6.5 years. We have worked together with our colleagues in efforts to move our current organization forward toward a shared vision of equity and social justice. We have co-facilitated several ABAR (Anti-bias/Anti-racism) PD Sessions for school districts and I can attest to Darnell's ability to provide deeply transformational PD. Darnell is very knowledgeable about culturally responsive and sustaining pedagogy and supports educators to be able to take on equity issues in schools with a thoughtful and skilled approach to identifying which pedagogical tools will support learning and transformation. Darnell's commitment to equity is reflected in his life's work. This commitment is demonstrated through his antiracism work at CES, but also in the college classes that he teaches. His life's work is liberation. He is a kind, organized, dependable, honest, knowledgeable, and skilled "warm-demander" and people around him always want to do their best. Darnell is an excellent educator and leader.

(Keri "Safire" DeJong, Ed.D. Social Justice & Equity Specialist, Collaborative for Educational Services)