Using Books to Address Issues of Bias, Racism, Gender and Cultural Identity with Children
March 24 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Alleviating bias in our ECE settings is complex. Creating inclusive classrooms requires that we understand and acknowledge our own biases and recognize verbal and non‐ verbal messages conveyed by other adults and children. We need to know how to address these remarks and actions as they occur without causing a shutdown in communication. The Anti‐Bias Practicum Training is a series of interactive sessions designed to support teachers to integrate the Anti‐ Bias Goals into their curriculum. It will provide extended knowledge and practical application skills and strategies. You may choose to attend all sessions or as many sessions that are of particular interest to you. If you are attending the Equity Institute, please note that the Anti‐Bias Practicum Training is an extension of our Equity Institute.
The Anti‐Bias Practicum Training will consist of eight 2.5‐hour highly interactive sessions. The first session will be an introduction to the Anti‐Bias Curriculum. Following the curriculum introduction each of the remaining sessions will focus on providing teaching practices and strategies to help you gain the skills necessary to integrate the anti‐bias goals successfully in your classroom or program. You will have the opportunity to discuss your ideas and plans for implementation, get responses to your questions and feedback on application strategies from your assigned Coach.
Who should attend?
The Anti‐Bias curriculum training is designed for teachers, administrators and others in the ECE field that supports early learning.
Your participation will:
- Prepare you to respond to children’s curiosity and
societal influences that affect their self‐concept and
attitudes towards others;
- Advance skills and confidence in your ability to
integrate strategies to help children live effectively in a
diverse and complex world;
- Build your professional network;
- Provide opportunities to learn from knowledgeable
people with expertise in the field.
If you are interested in registering please contact Katherine Clifford at katclifford@Comcast.net or call 650-906-8605.