Educating to Empower

Nov 21, 2024 3:30PM—Mar 20, 2025 5:30PM



Cost Early Bird Pricing for Members (Available until November 8) $650 members; $545 group-rate; $1,050 non-members

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Educating to Empower


SESSION 1: November 21, 2024 | 3:30pm - 5:30pm

SESSION 2: January 23, 2025 | 3:30pm - 5:30pm

SESSION 3: March 20, 2025 | 3:30pm - 5:30pm



This workshop is a beginner’s guide to becoming a liberatory educator who centers social justice within and beyond their classroom community. We will delve into transformative educational strategies that focus on community building, decentering Western narratives, and fostering critical consciousness. This comprehensive exploration of liberatory education aims to empower educators to cultivate inclusive learning environments that challenge traditional power dynamics and promote equity and empathy.

The workshop series will be interactive and participant-centered, consisting of a combination of presentations, group discussions, case studies, and reflection exercises. Participants will have the opportunity to engage with fellow educators, share their experiences and insights, and collaborate on developing strategies for promoting justice-oriented education in diverse classroom settings.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Explore strategies for fostering empathy, critical thinking, and social responsibility in the classroom
  • Learn strategies for culturally responsive, inclusive, and equitable teaching
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the intersections between culture, power, and education
  • Dismantle systems of oppression that are reflected in our teaching practices
  • Explore ways to empower and engage students in the learning process
  • Leave with a personalized action plan for implementing justice-oriented teaching practices in your own classrooms


This workshop will support elementary, middle, and high school educators at any level who are early in their learning journey regarding social justice.

Do you work at an independent school outside of California? Click here for a discount on our non-member registration!


Sarah Eleid, CATDC Facilitator

Sarah Eleid is an upper school science teacher and DEI coordinator at Crossroads School in Santa Monica. She has a background in Neuroscience and is currently working on her Master’s Degree in Emancipatory Educational Leadership at San Jose State.

Cancellation Policy

Life happens. We understand that there will be times when you cannot attend a workshop that you have registered and paid for. We strive to be as helpful and flexible as possible when things out of your control happen. Please visit our FAQ page for detailed information about our cancellation policy and answers to frequently asked questions about enrollment and membership.