Please note that this workshop is now scheduled for Saturday, January 21.
In this workshop, participants will gain an understanding of anti-bias education through an examination of real-world K-5 curriculum, and then apply that understanding to their own lesson plans.
Using video and work samples, presenters will show examples of students kindergarten-age and up learning aspects of identity (including race and gender) and concepts such as allyship, bias and stereotypes. We will also show how students make use of critical literacy when examining children's literature.
Participants will then have an opportunity to reimagine a lesson of their own with an anti-bias lens, collaborating with colleagues and conferencing presenters to generate ideas as well as deepen and extend their learning. To facilitate this process, each teacher should bring:
1- one or two social studies or literacy lesson plans that lend themselves as an entry point to diversity and or social justice (*These do not need to be completed lesson plans, and may be a chosen topic, book or idea you'd like to explore*)
2- an artifact (object, photo, etc.) that tells a story about yourself or your life
**Coffee, tea, and a snack will be provided during the morning.**
About the presenters:
Susan Park and Sahba Rohani join us from the Community Roots Charter School in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, where Susan is a kindergarten teacher and Sahba is the Director of Community Development. Both are members of the school's Diversity Working Group, a group of school leaders committed to diversity-related work for faculty, children, and families. They have presented both locally and nationally at Bank Street College and the Harvard School of Education.