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professional development offerings

Teachers and facilitators can use our programs to elevate their work by—at a minimum—simply raising their own awareness. This self-awareness can make classrooms safer and braver spaces for students, which can raise the potential for connection and result in higher levels of engagement.

 

While our community focus is on music, our PD offerings can be beneficial to teachers and facilitators of all subjects. Doing your own work is foundational to an anti-racist lifestyle, no matter what your areas of expertise are.

 

Current offerings for professional development include asynchronous options, attending one of our PD-specific workshops, or hiring TRP facilitators for custom workshops with your school/organization/group. We currently offer continuing education hours for certified educators in Washington State.

Layers of Heritage

This is a guided exploration of various layers of your own heritage. Working in a cohort, you will explore your own heritage while being in discussion with others—which will enable you to learn about other people’s stories and experiences as well.

 

Outcomes: 

  • Participants will gain a deeper understanding of their own heritage and how personal histories and experiences impact how we move through the world. 

  • Participants will gain new methods and strategies for connecting with vital elements of their identities. 

  • Participants will broaden and deepen the ways in which they understand themselves, thereby strengthening their commitment and abilities to combat systemic oppression.

 

Details:

  • Learn more about this program here.

  • Purchase a professional development asynchronous workbook worth 15 continuing education credits. (Note: to earn continuing education credits for asynchronous work, you must purchase the professional development version of the workbook.)

  • Contact us to learn more about workshop options for your team.

Face The Music

This class uses roots music and the stories of marginalized musicians as vehicles for gaining a deeper understanding of systemic racism. Through guided discussions, participants will practice recognizing bias, and will develop their individual set of tools for confronting issues of race and social justice in personal and professional settings.

 

Outcomes: 

  • Participants will deepen their knowledge of American musical history.

  • Participants will practice engaging in (sometimes difficult) conversations about race, privilege, positionality, appropriation, etc.

  • Participants will forge lasting connections with others committed to the work of anti-racism.

 

Details:

  • Learn more about this program here.

  • Purchase a professional development asynchronous workbook worth 20 continuing education credits.

  • Contact us to learn more about workshop options for your team.

Culture Bearer Pathways: Black American Music

This program teaches learners about the ways in which contributions of Black Americans are foundational to the development of America's cultural and economic identity.

Outcomes: 

  • Participants will gain an introductory understanding of the origins of Black American music. As Black culture is the foundation of many "American" cultural touchpoints, engaging this material will help learners gain a deeper understanding of the origins of modern American music and culture.

  • Participants will begin to understand how Black artists have been exploited, marginalized and erased throughout history, while their art has often been co-opted and brought to mainstream attention by white artists.

Details:

  • Learn more about this program here.

  • Purchase a professional development asynchronous workbook worth 20 continuing education credits. (Note: to earn continuing education credits for asynchronous work, you must purchase the professional development version of the workbook.)

  • Contact us to learn more about workshop options for your team.

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