Understanding Unconscious Bias for Educators

In this course, you will begin an exploration of how unconscious bias impacts our learning environments and instructional practices. You will also have the opportunity to explore strategies to mitigate the impact of unconscious bias on learners. This course is designed to be self-paced and flexible, allowing you to complete modules at your own convenience. You are invited and encouraged to partner with colleagues in completing this course. The synergy of a shared professional learning space will only enhance this particular learning process.

In this course, you will:

  • Describe the ways in which unconscious bias exists in our society..
  • Identify your own unconscious bias and build awareness of how it could impact learners.
  • Recognize bias in the learning environment, including in curricular materials.
  • Develop strategies to counter and overcome biases in order to minimize their impact on learners and the learning environment.
  • Build a welcoming, inclusive learning environment by becoming a culturally responsive teacher.
  • Persist in your work as a lifelong learner.

SCECHs Granted


Who should take this course?

Support Staff

What grade level(s) does this course apply to?

High School
Lower Elementary
Middle School
Upper Elementary

Course Vendor

Michigan Virtual