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MISD CCS Online Book Study: Strengthening Positive Racial and Cultural Identity in Your Students Through Literacy (clock hours available)

Administered by Mercer Island


  • Nova Williams


In this 8-week online course, participants will learn how to use literature to help create identity-safe classrooms and strengthen racial and cultural identity in our students. When students have a strong sense of identity, they are more successful at school. Integrating these concepts through literature is a natural way to promote safe and inclusive classrooms. 

NOTE: This book study differs from our usual format in that the course will consist of reading online articles and children’s books that you will use with your students throughout the course. As a result, you will need to block out 15-20 minutes weekly for a read-aloud, and 30 minutes-1 hour for one longer lesson during Week 7 of the course.

Event Notes

Who Should Take This Course?

This course is intended for elementary teachers: classroom teachers, librarians and Reading Specialists (Title 1/LAP), Special Ed, instructional coaches.


Various readings provided digitally as well as a collection of children's books for you to keep and use with your students. (K-2 sets and 3-5 sets are available.)  

Note: Each district handles the distribution of texts/resources separately. Before the start of the class, someone from your district will contact you about how your district handles distribution.


  • Fri, December 14 2018 12:00 AM - Fri, February 15 2019 11:59 PM


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Professional Hours
Clock Hour Number: MIB0065
12.00 Clock Hours