Presented by Iheoma U. Iruka, Ph.D., Chief Research Innovation Officer & Director, HighScope Educational Research Foundation; Stephanie Curenton, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Boston University; and Kerry-Ann Escayg, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Sponsored by Gryphon House
In this edWebinar, the lead authors of the newly released book, Don’t Look Away: Embracing Anti-Bias Classrooms, call all early education professionals to lean in as “sheroes” and “heroes” in the lives of children; early educators are potential change agents in children’s and families’ lives. The goal of this edWebinar is to ensure that participants understand and embrace anti-bias and anti-racist teaching approaches by creating affirming culturally-rich classroom environments that protect children from psychological trauma and heals them from the inside out. Viewers will learn how institutional racism is visited in the early childhood space and the roles of implicit bias, microaggression, and white privilege in undermining the excellence and learning of minoritized Black and brown children and those who teach them. Viewers will be armored with tools and strategies, but most importantly, partners in the fight to ensure that we deliver on the promise of education especially for those who helped to build it.
This recorded edWebinar will be of interest to preK through elementary teachers, school and district leaders, coaches, trainers, and childcare providers, owners, and administrators.