Developing Strategies to Increase Equity

Focus Area: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Audience:

TTeachers

Pathway: Understanding

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Overview

Change starts with self-reflection, education, and growth. Teachers and leaders play an important role in shaping the learning communities our students experience. In this Virtual Workshop, participants will define bias, anti-bias, and privilege and then explore the reasons why self-reflection is important to recognize the impacts of bias as they work towards challenging their own realities.

  • Lens: The two lens’ that will be present in this session, Anti-Bias and Action Lens’, are meant to bring into focus the individual work required to recognize the impacts of bias and to actively work towards becoming anti-biased co-conspirators.

Audience 

This session is meant for educators across the spectrum, from teachers to leaders, that are willing to unpack and challenge their internalized biases. Educators that are seeking a space to do individual work to unlearn their bias and privilege, are ideal candidates for this session.

Specifications

  • 2 hour virtual workshop
  • Small-Large Groups 
  • Ideal for participants to be from the same school or district

Outcomes

Define

  • In this section, participants will define key concepts like bias, anti-bias, and privilege and then learn about the Anti-Bias Lens we will be utilizing throughout the session.

Explore

  • Next, participants will complete a self-reflection to recognize and name their own biases and explore the impact of their biases as educators.

Build

  • Participants will develop a plan that will help them “check” their anti-biases, sharing this plan with peers will provide feedback as participants commit to making positive changes as educators and co-conspirators of anti-bias.