Kentucky State University teamed up with JCPS to teach about implicit bias
The Kentucky State University Center for Research in the Eradication of Educational Disparities (CREED) and the Office of Distance Education recently collaborated to create and facilitate professional learning for teachers and leaders in Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS).
JCPS identified the need for training in the area of implicit bias as part of the district’s plan to remove barriers and establish equity-based instructional practices.
The Office of Distance Education designed four interactive online learning modules covering topics such as understanding implicit bias; implicit bias and its effect on learning; race, gender and “otherness,” and overcoming implicit bias to reach approximately 6,000 teachers and leaders.
The partnership between CREED and JCPS yielded over 9,000 certified educators participating.