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The AntiRacist Challenge Part 1: Education and Intention

The AntiRacist Table was created in response to the Racial Reckoning in America, as a way to bring AntiRacism into daily life as a daily practice starting with the 30 Day AntiRacist Challenge!  Ultimately, the choice is up to you – What awaits you is allyship, abolitionism, co-conspiratorship, and the dismantling of racism in yourself, your family, your community, your school, and your workplace.  Welcome to our table. Changemakers and forces for good unite! 

This self-paced course is the first in the AntiRacist Table Challenge, a pathway of 4 parts and related Community of Practice organized around intentional themes for your journey.  This course is indicated in bold font.

  1. Education and Intention (12 PLUs)
  2. Courage, Individuality, and Humanity (12 PLUs)
  3. AntiRacist Works and Equality (6 PLUs)
  4. Empathy, Allyship, and Love (6 PLUs)

        The four parts lay the foundation for active AntiRacism as you strive to integrate The AntiRacist Table Core Principles into your life.  Together, we will face and get past shame, anger, and blame to develop empathy–all key elements of creating an AntiRacist America.

        BRIDGE-RI's Summer 2021 pilot of the AntiRacist Challenge is closed for enrollment. Please complete this survey if you are interested in participating in the challenge in the future.


        Intended Audiences

        All Educators and Leaders

        Course Type

        Community of Practice

        Recommended # of PLUs

        12 PLUs


        Facilitator: Nicole Bucka

        The AntiRacist Challenge Part 2: Courage, Individuality, and Humanity

        This self-paced course is the second in the AntiRacist Table Challenge, a pathway of 4 parts and related Community of Practice organized around intentional themes for your journey.  This course is indicated in bold font.

        1. Education and Intention
        2. Courage, Individuality, and Humanity
        3. AntiRacist Works and Equality
        4. Empathy, Allyship, and Love

              The four parts lay the foundation for active AntiRacism as you strive to integrate The AntiRacist Table Core Principles into your life.  Together, we will face and get past shame, anger, and blame to develop empathy–all key elements of creating an AntiRacist America.


              Intended Audiences

              All Educators and Leaders

              Course Type

              Community of Practice

              Recommended # of PLUs

              12 PLUs


              Facilitator: Nicole Bucka

              The AntiRacist Challenge Part 3: AntiRacist Work and Equality

              This self-paced course is the third in the AntiRacist Table Challenge, a pathway of 4 parts and related Community of Practice organized around intentional themes for your journey.  This course is indicated in bold font.

              1. Education and Intention
              2. Courage, Individuality, and Humanity
              3. AntiRacist Works and Equality
              4. Empathy, Allyship, and Love

                    The four parts lay the foundation for active AntiRacism as you strive to integrate The AntiRacist Table Core Principles into your life.  Together, we will face and get past shame, anger, and blame to develop empathy–all key elements of creating an AntiRacist America.


                    Intended Audiences

                    All Educators and Leaders

                    Course Type

                    Community of Practice

                    Recommended # of PLUs

                    6 PLUs


                    Facilitator: Nicole Bucka

                    The AntiRacist Challenge Part 4: Empathy, Allyship, and Love

                    This self-paced course is the fourth and final in the AntiRacist Table Challenge, a pathway of 4 parts and related Community of Practice organized around intentional themes for your journey.  This course is indicated in bold font.

                    1. Education and Intention
                    2. Courage, Individuality, and Humanity
                    3. AntiRacist Works and Equality
                    4. Empathy, Allyship, and Love

                          The four parts lay the foundation for active AntiRacism as you strive to integrate The AntiRacist Table Core Principles into your life.  Together, we will face and get past shame, anger, and blame to develop empathy–all key elements of creating an AntiRacist America.


                          Intended Audiences

                          All Educators and Leaders

                          Course Type

                          Community of Practice

                          Recommended # of PLUs

                          6 PLUs


                          Facilitator: Nicole Bucka

                          Purposeful Instructional Design at Tier 1--Part 1 Foundations

                          The most critical aspect of Tier 1 is examination and evaluation of instruction during the phases of designing, planning, implementing and assessing as it pertains to student learning. In this foundational course, participants will examine the power of teacher self-reflection in the planning, design and implementation of instruction at Tier 1. This is important for all students and especially multilingual learners. Critical aspects of instructional design, such as data collection and use of evidence-based instructional delivery practices and how they apply to language learners, are discussed. Special considerations for multilingual learners at the intersection of language and learning are also explored. Participants will:

                          • Reflect on and assess instruction and assessment;
                          • Learn to collect and analyze student background and family data;
                          • Consider the distinction between language and learning; and
                          • Understand the importance of scaffolds in instructional lesson planning.

                          This course is Part 1 of a two-part series and is designed to establish foundational understanding before moving into Part 2, where participants will learn specific evidence-based strategies for instructional design with special considerations for multilingual learners. Upon completion of all Part 1 course requirements, participants will receive an enrollment key which will allow access to the Part 2 course (Purposeful Instructional Design at Tier 1--Part 2 Advanced).


                          Intended Audiences

                          K-12 General and Special Education Teachers, Building Administrators

                          Course Type

                          Self-paced

                          Recommended # of PLUs

                          2 PLUs


                          Course Contact: Michele Walden-Doppke

                          Purposeful Instructional Design at Tier 1--Part 2 Advanced

                          This course is the second part of a two-part series and builds on the elements learned in Purposeful Instructional Design at Tier 1--Part 1 Foundations. In this Part 2 Advanced course, we will provide more in-depth evidence-based strategies for instructional design with special considerations for multilingual student populations. In this course participants will examine critical aspects of instructional design and instructional assessment in Tier 1, including:

                          • Reflect on and assess instruction and assessment as well as the role of physical environment and classroom climate in teaching and learning;

                          • Examine and assemble more advanced evidence-based strategies for Tier 1 instructional practices;

                          • Apply translanguaging strategies; and 

                          • Explore cross-linguistic features of common home languages in their communities.

                          Purposeful Instructional Design at Tier 1--Part 1 Foundations is a prerequisite to this course. Once you enroll in that course and complete all required activities, you will unlock the enrollment key which allows you to enroll in this course. Copy and paste the enrollment key when prompted to enroll in this course. If you have any challenges with this process, please contact Michele Walden-Doppke.


                          Intended Audiences

                          K-12 General and Special Education Teachers, Building Administrators

                          Course Type

                          Self-paced

                          Recommended # of PLUs

                          2 PLUs


                          Course Contact: Michele Walden-Doppke