Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Courses
We have also created a racially inclusive course Intro to TOYZSTEAM and Superhero Rap.
Super Hero Rap is based on Idealism, which is the student’s ideal world and vision of their best self. The villain is their obstacles. Their superpowers are based on using STEM concepts to overcome their obstacles. An example of Superhero Rap is an anti-bullying song co-founder Damola created with a multi-racial cast of students at the music department at CMU called Stop The Bullying. https://music.apple.com/us/alb… The song details our unique differences but our shared humanity and that by appreciation we can all live in a better world.
As an example:
“We aren’t monolithic/ It’s great we are different/ Diverse ideas/ democratic systems
We all aint Christians/ or Muslims/ Or Jew/
Or Atheist/ or Buddhist/ Or Hindu/
Or Yoruba/ Or Wiccan/ It shouldn’t matter your prism/ Or how you even engage/ the Everliving
Or if believe Him/ Her/Them/ Whatever”
Victoria Mattingly, Ph.D.
Dr. Victoria Mattingly has been providing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and learning & development consulting services to businesses and non-profit organizations for over 10 years.She has built and implemented DEI solutions with companies such as Intel, DICK’S Sporting Goods, American Eagle, Flexential, and Sargent & Lundy. Dr. Mattingly is a subject matter expert on measuring and developing inclusive behaviors and allyship—having wrote her dissertation on a training program built to help male executives be better allies to women in the workplace. She has continued her allyship and DEI work in the form of corporate training, webinars, keynotes, thought leadership, and her virtual course, Ally Up, which has been taken by over 5,000 students. She has been providing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and learning & development (L&D) consulting services to businesses and non-profit organizations for over 10 years
Students work in groups and use creative storytelling based on this concept to learn each other’s stories and become a STEM super team for diversity, equity, and inclusion.