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NOEL 6/20 PRE-CONFERENCE: Implicit Bias, Equity & Cultural Competence in Schools

Developmental Resources Conferences

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT)

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June 20, 2018

9:00 Am - 12:00 pm

Implicit Bias, Equity & Cultural Competence in Schools

Dr. William Noel

In a single school year, 1.2 million African-American students faced at least one (1) day of suspension from our nation’s public schools.  Research indicated that nearly 55% of that 1.2 million were from districts in 13 southern states, including Virginia.  Research also revealed that African-American students were suspended more than 3x the rate of Caucasian students.



One possible explanation is that there are seemingly two (2) types of student discipline at work in our schools. First, Criminalized Discipline, which uses punitive-based measures like suspension, expulsion, or referral to law enforcement, and secondly, Medicalized Discipline, which uses solution-based measures like medical attention and/or psychological intervention.  Code violations by minority students are viewed as conditions that warrant Criminalized Discipline; whereas, code violations by non-minority students are viewed as conditions that warrant Medicalized Discipline.  In this session, Dr. Noel will take a serious look at the role Implicit Bias; a lack of Equity & our lack of Cultural Competence plays on the actions & decisions of school staff, based on what they see.


Learning Objectives:

In this session, participants will learn about topics that include, but are not limited to:

  • Understand how our Implicit Bias influences our actions.

  • Discern   why we should stress Equity over Equality.

  • Learn   the Cultural Competency journey

  • Discover  the importance of being “color brave”.

  • how our Mindset impacts the emotions & feelings of students.

About the Presenter:


The two most important days of your life are the day you were born, and the day you find out WHY.” This quote by Mark Twain perfectly captures Dr. William Noel’s personal calling and dedication to working for children.  That higher calling and dedication is “WHY” Dr. Noel remains committed to being an influential role model for all students, but especially for our (sometimes) Hard-to-Reach students.

Dr. Noel emphasizes the importance of connecting with our Hard-to-Reach students through establishing genuine relationships, and teaching them to make better decisions.  He will be the first person to debate that knowing WHO we teach may be more important than WHAT we teach.

Dr. Noel began this exciting journey first as a substitute teacher, then an Alternative Education teacher, Social Studies teacher, coach, Assistant Principal, and now Director. When asked by a colleague if he was going to miss teaching now that he is an administrator; Dr. Noel replied, “I will always be a teacher; just no longer from a classroom.”


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Atlanta Marriott Marquis
265 Peachtree Center Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30303

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT)

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Developmental Resources Conferences

AccuTrain’s Developmental Resources division is a leader in providing instructor-led continuing education. Calling upon nationally renowned authors and experts in the areas of relational aggression, behavior management, groundbreaking teaching strategies, working with students with emotional/behavioral challenges, school safety and innovative counseling techniques, Developmental Resources offers a host of webinars, public seminars, on-site training options and national conferences.

For questions about this event, email or call 800-251-6805.


We also accept registration forms and school purchase orders by:

Fax: 888-372-6061

AccuTrain/Developmental Resources
208 Ash Ave., Suite 103
Virginia Beach, VA 23452


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