This workshop is an occasion to lean into the challenges, opportunities and responsibility to educate students and adults about socioeconomics and class. We’ll consider how our own identities position us in conversations about socioeconomic and class diversity, as we explore everyday SES and class challenges in our communities. Participants will identify helpful strategies, tools and language to have intentional and growth-ful conversations with diverse students, colleagues and families.
Participants in this workshop will leave with:
- Working definitions of key concepts
- Current research on human development and effective educational practice
- “Try tomorrow” (Pollock, 2008) tools for everyday practice
- Guiding questions and strategies
Facilitator: Alison Park | Founder, Blink Consulting
Blink Consulting collaborates with schools to critically and compassionately rethink diversity. Created by educators for educators, Blink helps schools define the purpose, practice and outcomes of their diversity initiatives by offering a fresh lens and practical tools for schoolwide revision. www.rethinkingdiversity.com
“By participating in numerous Blink workshops, I have grown personally and professionally; have connected with thought leaders in the Bay Area and beyond; have met colleagues, mentors, and friends who share my commitment to diversity and inclusion along with my true appreciation for Alison's gift as a facilitator and so much more.” - Betsy Brody, Director, International High School
When & Where
Bay Area Teacher Development Collaborative
The BATDC is a non-profit organization that provides opportunities for teachers to grow as professionals.