Build More Equity Into Your Teaching with Britannica’s Online PLC

March 10, 2021

Culturally responsive teaching has never been more important.

Learn more about Britannica Digital Learning’s Professional Learning Cohort: Culturally Responsive Instruction in a Blended Learning Environment.

Global pandemic. Racial injustice. Supercharged politics. It’s no wonder many educators struggle to address current events and issues related to diversity with their students. The need for culturally responsive teaching has never been greater. But where do we start? Who will support us along the way?

Britannica Digital Learning’s Professional Learning Cohort: Culturally Responsive Instruction in a Blended Learning Environment is designed to support K-12 teachers, administrators, and curriculum leaders who want to bring more equity and inclusivity into their schools. 

Why a PLC format?

Britannica Digital Learning’s professional learning cohort (PLC) provides a safe space for professional educators to study, collaborate, and engage in meaningful conversations around culturally responsive instruction (CRI) in a supportive community.

What will I learn?

Britannica’s PLC will help you:

  • Create your own unique teaching approach that builds equitable and inclusive practices into your curriculum and classroom—one that is sustainable and applicable to a blended learning environment.
  • Develop culturally responsive practices that meet the social and academic needs of your students.
  • Build a classroom culture that fosters continuous learning and an appreciation of diverse cultures.
  • Facilitate an environment that inspires meaningful discussions around current events and issues related to diversity. 

How do I get started?

Our next spring cohort begins Wednesday, April 7. Complete this form to connect with a sales rep and learn more about joining the April cohort or setting up a custom cohort for your school or district.

We offer bundled pricing and tiered discounts for purchases of 10 seats or more.

Prices below reflect 50% off list prices for cohort seats purchased before May 1, 2021.
  • Purchase 1 to 9 seats for $275 each
  • Purchase 10 to 19 seats for $225 each
  • Purchase 20 to 29 seats for $175 each
  • Get custom pricing for purchases of 30+ seats

How does the course work?

You will meet with your PLC in four, one-hour virtual sessions over three months. Meetings will include a main session webinar, small group breakout sessions, and guided practice to help you try strategies in your own classroom. In addition, each session requires a few hours of independent reading and reflection. All sessions will be recorded to provide both synchronous and asynchronous options.

Here’s a sample of the content that will be covered by the PLC:

How to create a welcoming, affirming, and inclusive environment 
An examination of the current curriculum and teaching practices
The role of high expectations and rigorous instruction
Examples of inclusive curriculum and assessment
Feedback on classroom implementation of new learning

Here are the live session dates for upcoming cohorts:

March

  • March 10th @ 4 PM CST 
  • March 24th @ 4 PM CST
  • April 14th @ 4 PM CST
  • May 5th @ 4 PM CST 

April

  • April 7th @ 4 PM CST
  • April 21st @ 4 PM CST
  • May 12th @ 4 PM CST 
  • June 2nd @ 4 PM CST 

What resources and tools will I receive?

Britannica Digital Learning’s PLC provides teachers with a variety of resources and tools, such as:

  • Access to Britannica LaunchPacks with curriculum-aligned content sets (e.g., articles, images, videos, primary sources, and activities)
  • Reflection guideRecorded sessions
  • Culturally responsive lesson plans for K-12
  • Additional support through discussions with regional and national PLC members

Will I receive professional learning credit?

Britannica’s PLC is an outcomes-based professional learning experience. Throughout the course, you will collect artifacts of learning that demonstrate your mastery of CRI. Upon completion, you receive a certificate indicating 6 hours of Professional Learning.

Why Britannica?

For more than 20 years, Britannica’s education consultants and curriculum experts have collaborated with schools under the belief that voices deserve to be heard, truth deserves to be discovered, and knowledge deserves to be shared.

Want to learn more?

Click here to watch our recent edWebinar, which provides a sampling of the content covered in our CRI cohort. The webinar also features two Fall 2020 cohort participants and how they have been able to apply CRI strategies in their classrooms.