During our January in-service, KCD faculty discussed classroom culture and inclusive practices. They also explored the examination and creation of digital media as a catalyst to make thinking visible and engage in challenging or difficult conversations while teaching in person, online, or in a hybrid learning environment.
Focusing on the use of photographs, video, and film, as creators or consumers, teachers explored how to scaffold challenging conversations around inclusion, equity, and social justice using inquiry-based thinking routines. Faculty examined commercial media and talked about the process of student-generated media. This training was useful as we use the consumption and/or the creation of media to make thinking visible as part of a culture of thinking and action around issues of inclusion, equity, and social justice. This session was facilitated by James Racine, our director of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Kentucky Country Day School is a private JK–12, coeducational school located on a spacious 80+ acre campus in Louisville, KY. KCD combines a rigorous academic program with a wide variety of athletic and extracurricular programs. Our outstanding faculty creates an intimate learning environment that is both challenging and supportive.