Leveraging Student Choice for Challenging Conversations: (A)Synchronous Systemic Problems of Practice
Abstract: A convergence of factors during the spring and summer of 2020 led the researcher to rethink the indirect approach to anti-racist and socially just practices in her classroom management course. The movement from face-to-face into an online setting forced me to re-think the course, and look for opportunities in which I (a white cis-female academic) could apply Arellano, Cintrón, Flores, and Berta-Avila's topics and frameworks (2016) to "name and interrogate" systemic problems of practice (sPoPs) that haunt the United States' educational system. This roundtable is intended to provide a space for conversation around using student-chosen response modalities (synchronous or asynchronous) to foster challenging conversations, deeply reflect on funds of knowledge and differing lived experiences, and commitments to transforming inequitable and racist practices in K12 schools. Student feedback on both the sPoP practice and the choice of modality for participation (synchronous conversation or asynchronous discussion board interaction) will be shared as well as topics/prompts.