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Interdisciplinary Social Justice Club

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Vanessa Roach
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In this weekly club, students will engage in discussions to promote critical thinking about different social issues while learning ways to positively impact our society & foster acceptance among all.

Class experience

This class is taught in English.
In addition to learning more about social issues, diversity, and social justice, students will also learn literacy skills. We will be working on speaking, reading, writing, and thinking more critically and through different perspectives.
I am a high school English teacher and teach various electives, including a Social Justice course. I have a BS in English Education with minors in special education, psychology, and am pursuing my MAE (which focuses on diversity and gender studies in the modern world). I have traveled extensively and worked at several schools, all which put a high emphasis on diversity in education. I've received certificates in Crisis Prevention Training, Title IX, and have worked in women's shelters working with women and families dealing from abuse, homelessness, and substance abuse. I am qualified to teach these sensitive subjects in a professional and educational manner. I'm also extremely passionate about these topics.
There also may be readings posted before class (usually at least 5 days before the class is scheduled), so please make sure your learner reads any posted material.  These readings will give students some background to our discussions for the day. 
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Some discussions may not be suitable for younger or sensitive students. Topics such as slang may use swear words or include some common slang phrases (i.e. bougie) (all of these topics are at the level to what would be expected in a high school classroom; no f-bombs will be used in any form). On major discussion that my class covers is how stereotypes are formed based on the way individuals speak, even though they may be perfectly capable of code-switching.

Some readings and topics (relying on basic literature, politics, sociology, psychology) may explore potentially sensitive subjects such as race, class, and gender as well as religious and political contexts. All topics will be kept educational and directed appropriately by the instructor.

Our class may also dive into some politically sensitive topics such as the #MeToo movement, LGBTQ, race, police brutality, systematic racism, gender inequality, environmental issues, and immigration/refugee discussions. Images or content will not be graphic, but it's important for young people to start becoming aware of these issues in an educational form so they can develop a more mature viewpoint. 

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Thank you for visiting my Outschool profile! Since I was 5 years-old, I knew that I wanted to be a teacher. Now, 7 years in my career, I still love it. There is nothing that I enjoy more than helping my students reach their goals and become better... 
Group Class

$13

weekly
1x per week
50 min

Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(2)
Completed by 18 learners
Live video meetings
Ages 13-18
4-8 learners per class

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