Project Ready

Date: January 11, 2021-May 31, 2021
Location: Online
Trainer: Dr. Evangela Oates

For school librarians, educators, and others interested in improving their knowledge about race and racism, racial equity, and culturally sustaining pedagogy to be prepared for difficult conversations. The primary focus of the Project READY curriculum is on improving relationships with, services to, and resources for youth of color and Native youth.

The program will consist of a mix of ten live webinars, regular engagement with the trainer and other students, and dozens of on-your-own modules using the Project Ready curriculum, which is online here: https://ready.web.unc.edu/. The trainer will work out the exact schedule of live webinars with the participants once everyone is enrolled.
About the trainer:
Headshot of Dr. Evangela Q. OatesDr. Evangela Q. Oates, Scholar-Practitioner, is a recent graduate of the Educational Leadership and Higher Education program in the Department of Educational Administration at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. For the last 15 years, she has worked in various positions in academic libraries, from adjunct to Director, spanning all institutional types. Following a critical constructivist paradigm, her research has primarily used critical frameworks and methodological approaches that center lived experience and the voices that counter the narratives and deficit perspectives that are prominent throughout academe. Black faculty and Black administrators, academic librarianship, and community colleges are her main research areas. However, she recently wrapped up participation on a research team that examined the experiences of international students of Color at a Historically White Institution (HWI).

BEFORE YOU REGISTER HERE: If you are a librarian or educator in a district covered by one of the sponsoring BOCES, (Dutchess, Rockland, Sullivan, Orange-Ulster, or Ulster) please refer to your own district's MyLearningPlan page to register. All others should register here.

The entire course is worth 30 CTLE credits and costs $225. Southeastern members and affiliate members may qualify for a rebate if they complete the program. For any questions at all, please contact Carolyn: carolyn@senylrc.org