Professional support

Panel discussion - Challenging racism

Panel discussion featuring Stan Grant - 3 minute teaser

In this powerful and moving panel discussion, lead by Stan Grant, participants open up about experiencing and challenging racism in educational settings.

The full 40 minute video can be accessed via MyPL along with reflection questions for use in professional learning and staff discussion.

Anti-racism statewide staffroom

The Anti-racism statewide staffroom is a trusted, online space for all interested staff to connect, share ideas, ask questions, access resources and participate in professional learning. Join our staffroom today.

MyPL courses

A range of anti-racism and multicultural education professional learning programs are available for school staff, students and community.

Anti-Racism Contact Officer (ARCO) blended online training course (10 hours)

NRG00129 This course is for nominated Anti-Racism Contact Officers (ARCO) and executive staff to further develop the skills and knowledge required for the ARCO role including; understanding the dimensions of racism and detrimental effects of racism and racial discrimination in the school context. Participants will also explore legislation and department policies and build skills so that they become confident ARCOs. Courses run every term for six weeks.

Challenging Racism-Panel Discussion (80 minutes)

NRG32653 This professional learning aims to deepen understandings of the impact of racism and to challenge racism in a safe, positive and constructive way. It includes a 40 minute video and reflection questions to be considered individually, in small groups or as a whole school staff. Candid and constructive conversations about racism are sometimes confronting because they may bring up individual experiences of racism or challenge our core beliefs, values and perceptions regarding race and cultural diversity. Care needs to be taken to ensure discussions are conducted sensitively and with respect for everyone involved.

Facing up to Racism - Part 1 online (5 hours)

NRG02846a The Facing up to Racism blended professional learning uses a framework of building awareness, committing to change and replacing negative assumptions, messages and behaviours with positive ones. Part 1 of the course is a five hour interactive online component aimed at developing confidence of staff to identify, understand, discuss and challenge racism in a constructive way. Part 1 is a prerequisite for Part 2 of the course.

Culturally Inclusive Teaching and Learning (4 hours)

NR29582 This is a self-paced, 4 hour online training course supported by the participant’s supervisor. The professional learning in this course will support participants to develop and implement strategies and practices to implement culturally inclusive teaching and learning.

Opening the School Gate

This resource is designed to provide teachers and other school staff with a range of practical strategies to assist in the process of engaging migrant and refugee families and creating a culturally inclusive school environment.

Dig deeper

The activities suggested can be used individually, in small groups or during staff meetings. The icebreaker quizzes and discussion starter videos below can be used for staff professional learning. Use the suggested structured outlines or devise outlines that are better suited to your local concerns.

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