Teaching for Social Justice:

Curriculum Design for Student Agency

Collaborative workshops starting October 2020!

Shift your gaze toward more inclusive curriculum and teaching.
Meeting Monthly on Thursdays - Oct 15, Nov 5, Dec 3, Jan 14, Feb 4
4-5:30pm ET
Space is limited, register online today.

Never has it been more imperative for us to examine what we teach with a social justice lens.
  • Whose interests does knowledge serve?
  • What is said and unsaid?
  • Who speaks, who listens?
  • What is the hidden curriculum?
  • How does the school experience structure the ideologies of students?

Teachers of all age groups and subjects are invited to join us in a series of five beta sessions. Collaborate with peers in a series of five 90-minute virtual workshop sessions.
Learn how to use your curriculum and pedagogy to promote action. As part of our inaugural workshop, you will plan units and lessons with an explicit social justice component that will empower students to take the needed steps towards creating a more inclusive, tolerant, and just society. Through our work together, you will develop a vision for your classroom as an instrument of social justice. 

By focusing on interdisciplinary inquiry and constructivist teaching methods, you will see the connections between the subject you teach and social justice. Curricula developed with a social justice lens will help students of all ages analyze the beliefs and practices that shape their lives. 

Meet Your Instructor

Selene Willis has taught fifth grade science at Shorecrest Preparatory School since 2014. She has taken a year-long sabbatical to work with the NASA Science Mission Directorate Science Activation program as a 2021-2022 Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow

Ms. Willis has over a decade of teaching experience, and earned a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from Virginia Tech and a Master of Science Education from Pace University. Ms. Willis is pursuing a Doctorate in Science Curriculum and Instruction at the University of South Florida.

When she is not thinking of interesting ways to excite her students in science class, Selene is a self-taught cake decorator and co-director of a non-profit cultural foundation in Jamaica.

Stay updated on CITL events and opportunities.

I'd like to be an:

School Information

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

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