Sensitive Conversations with Kids and Parents:
Race, Politics, and Gender Issues

Today's educators in the United States are faced with teaching children to hear differing points of view on a variety of topics without "indoctrinating" students to one side of an argument. This virtual course will give practical applications through practice and discussion to help teachers to understand how to engage with curious students and include family in the process. Educators understand the minefield of subjects that students don't understand but want to talk about and this course provides a way to be transparent with parents, administration, and colleagues about how conversations will go in the classroom. 

Join us for this engaging online workshop and develop the dexterity to help students and parents have sensitive conversations while learning to listen for understanding, not convincing. 

Workshop Details

Cost: Early bird price of $200 - register by September 15! After September 15 the price is $250. Includes workshop, materials and session recordings. 

Platform: Zoom
Workshop includes 4 evening sessions:
Thursday, October 13:  4-5:30pm ET
Thursday, October 27:  4-5:30pm ET
Thursday, November 10:  4-5:30pm ET
Thursday, November 17:  4-5:30pm ET

Your Instructor: Roderick Avery Fludd

Roderick Avery Fludd, a Columbia, South Carolina native, came to Shorecrest to be the school’s first Director of Diversity and Inclusion. He has more than 20 years of experience in education, and 15 years in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion work. Roderick received his B.S. in Mathematics from South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, SC, and his Masters in Education from Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY.

For 10 years, Roderick held multiple positions at The Greenwich Country Day School in Greenwich, CT, including Mathematics Department Chair and Director of Diversity Programs and Community Life. Prior to GCDS, Roderick taught middle school math at the Brentwood School in Los Angeles, CA. Additionally, he has coached JV/Varsity softball since he began teaching.

An avid collector of bow ties, cufflinks and watches, Roderick is a lifelong Dodgers fan and roots for the Utah Jazz. He lives with his wife Sara in St. Petersburg, FL.

Continuing Education Credit

We will provide continuing education certificates at the end of the workshop that will certify the work you undertook in each session.

School Information

5101 First Street Northeast
St Petersburg, FL 33703
Phone: (727) 522-2111  |  Fax: (727) 527-4191

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Shorecrest Preparatory School is a private, non-sectarian, coeducational, college preparatory day school for students preschool through high school, located in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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