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Confronting Whiteness in Education and Ourselves / A Virtual Mini-Workshop

Presented by Christie Nold

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Date and Time

A 90-minute virtual mini-workshop from 6:00pm to 7:30pm Eastern Time (ET).

  • Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Please note that this virtual mini-workshop is scheduled for Eastern Time (ET). If you are in a different time zone, please plan your schedule accordingly.


Throughout the United States, more than 80 percent of the teaching force identifies as white. Although there are necessary efforts underway to bring additional Black, Indigenous, and educators of color back into the profession (following the loss of 38,000 Black teachers as an unintended result of Brown v. Board in 1954), those of us within the system of education must also work alongside the white teachers currently engaging with youth. This 90-minute workshop seeks to support white educators in better understanding themselves and the system in which they work, to cultivate healthy racial identity development. Together, we will confront the way in which whiteness shows up, as well as explore love-centered ways to uproot it from our bodies, practices, and institutions.

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will leave with an understanding of white supremacy culture and the differences between whiteness as a harmful construct and the whiteness of our bodies.
  • Participants will engage with Dr. Janet Helms's White Identity Development Model and be able to see themselves in various positions on the model.
  • Participants will build relationship with other white co-conspirators to grow their network of loving accountability partners.

About the Presenter

Christie Nold (she/her) is a sixth-grade teacher who works on Abenaki land in South Burlington, Vermont, and is white. Although she spends most of her time alongside amazing sixth graders, she has also co-facilitated graduate coursework on antiracism in K-12 education. Christie is a member of the Nellie Mae community advisory group and a former teacher advisory council member with National Geographic. She co-facilitates Students Organizing Against Racism and organizes alongside the Education Justice Coalition of Vermont. She can be found on Twitter @ChristieNold.

Who Should Participate

Educators who work with students in grades PreK-12, administrators, academic coaches, and curriculum coordinators. This session is particularly designed for those who identify as white, but is open to all interested members of the education community.


The cost of this virtual mini-workshop is $40.00 per person. Tuition also includes access to the recorded workshop for 60 days.


Registrants will receive multiple emails from Heinemann, including enrollment confirmation, which also serves as your tuition receipt and contains some basic instructions. If you have not received your confirmation email within 48 hours of your registration, please contact us at or 800-541-2086, ext. 1151. Approximately two days prior to the event date you will receive an email with the PD event's Zoom link and log-in instructions.

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12/01/2021 - 6:00-7:30pm ET, Online

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