Wow, That Escalated Quickly!
Credits: 1 / Tuition: $200
Status: LIMITED / Maximum Size: 50 / Current Applicants: 53
Instructor: Dr. Patricia Morgan
Date: 2/9/2021 thru 3/23/2021 Time: 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Location: Virtual - Virtual Smyrna, GA (Click for Driving Directions)
Registration Deadline: 2/8/2021


Course Description

Culturally Proficient Practices for Inclusive Communities

A Job-Embedded Learning Series


Defining diversity and inclusiveness in the context of our continuously evolving cultural landscape is a challenge for educators as we seek to bridge the gap between home and school cultures. Equally daunting is the challenge of meeting the needs of diverse learners with varying socioeconomic statuses, cultural and ethnic backgrounds, and learning styles. These sessions will unpack culturally responsive teaching, social justice, and courageous leadership strategies. We will examine what it means to disrupt inequity to create inclusive learning environments and communities through a series of five (5) learning modules. The 1st Learning Module will focus on understanding CRP in theory and practice. Modules 2-5 will provide an intimate space to talk about specific topics with job-alike counter-parts to provide solutions and create an action plan for your class or organization. 

Wow, That Escalated Quickly (Intro to CRP)  

Date: Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021 AND Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021, 4:30 – 6:30 PM

During this session, we will explain how to cultivate academic success through engagement, high expectations, rigor, relevance, and relationships. We will review the tenets of CRP and review pedagogical approaches that include the use of culturally responsive and transformative instructional practices.

The Ghosts of Yesterday

Date: Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021 | 4:30 – 6:30 PM

During this session, we will unpack the history of power, prejudice, privilege, & oppression and engage in a critical examination of our beliefs, practices, and policies.

Silence Breakers

Date: Tuesday, Mar. 9,, 2021 | 4:30 – 6:30 PM

During this session, we will examine the economic, educational, and social effects resulting from silence and learn strategies to engage in meaningful cross-racial dialogue.

Awareness of Isms & Microaggressions

Date: Tuesday, March 16, 2021 | 4:30 – 6:30 PM

During this session, we will review the definition and history of “Isms” and “Microaggressions” and create systems to identify when they are occurring. 

Embracing Anti-Racist Ideologies

Date: Tuesday, March 23, 2021 | 4:30 – 6:30 PM

During this session, we will explore anti-racist ideologies, develop strategies to address it in the workplace, and explore how this fosters compassion, trust, and respect amongst individuals and teams.

Class Notes

Target Audience: K-12 teachers, local and district administrators, counselors, paraprofessionals, instructional coaches, and any individuals involved in supporting/making decisions for students in classes, schools,or system.

Location: Virtual

Cost: $200.00      Cost Includes: PL and digital resources 

This class has been closed.


Metro RESA makes every effort to provide high quality professional learning experiences at low costs to teachers in the Metro Atlanta area. Because we often have to pay instructors, rental fees for locations, and for materials, we must make decisions at least two weeks in advance about cancellation of classes when we do not have enough registrants.

Therefore, our cancellation/no show policy is as follows:

  • If you choose PERSONAL PAY as your payment method: You must use a credit card to complete your registration for all classes with Metro RESA.  We will happily issue a refund for any class as long as you notify us that you need to cancel AT LEAST TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO THE DATE OF THE CLASS.  You will be refunded via the same method of payment within two business weeks.
  • If you choose SCHOOL PAY as your payment method: Your school will be notified of all no-shows and invoiced for no-shows and/or cancellations made less than two weeks prior to class.  
  • If you choose DISTRICT PAY as your payment method: Your district will be notified of all no-shows and invoiced for no-shows and/or cancellations made less than two weeks prior to class.


Refunds and reimbursements are not transferable to other classes. Refunds for cancellations (if the participant cancels at least two weeks prior to class OR if Metro RESA cancels the class) will be processed within two business weeks of the date of the course.