Debate-Inspired Classrooms Grad Class: Crash Course

Did you miss this year's summer grad class?

Join us Thursday, September 2nd, from 9:30am - 2:00pm, for a "crash course" to catch up on what you missed.

For more information, contact Marisa Suescun at

Thanks to all who participated in Grad Class 2021! Stay tuned for information about next year's class. 

Debate-Inspired Classrooms: An Approach to Anti-Racist Teaching and Learning

Join us for the 2021 Debate-Inspired Classrooms summer graduate class, Debate-Inspired Classrooms: An Approach to Anti-Racist Teaching and Learning. 

Through this virtual weeklong course, you will learn to use a variety of debate-like activities to foster student engagement. As part of an interdisciplinary mix of upper elementary to high school educators, you will step into the role of learner, debrief your experiences as educators, and collaborate in learning communities within and across content and disciplines. You will leave with concrete tools and strategies you can use immediately in your classroom, as well as deepened insights and reflections about your own practice. 

This course has been designed in response to the landscape in education and the world in which young people learn. We believe a debate-inspired classroom is an anti-racist classroom. Our pedagogical practices throughout the course will be informed by this belief. In anti-racist classrooms, students and teachers see themselves and their lived experiences as valued; experience classrooms in which they are free to be their full selves; act as both leaders and learners in the classroom community; and develop skills and agency to disrupt racism.

Come experience the joy of learning in a community where we value openness, collaboration, appreciation, and a thirst for continuous learning.