Events Monday, Feb 26, 2018 4:30 pm

Innovations in Early Childhood Workshop: Growing Anti-Bias School Culture

University Hall Amphitheater, 1815 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02140

2018-02-26T21:30:00Z 2018-02-26T23:30:00Z UTC Innovations in Early Childhood Workshop II Creating learning communities that support human differences and foster empathy University Hall Amphitheater, 1815 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge,, MA 02140 Yvonne Liu-Constant yliucons@lesley.edu
Group of children helping each other build a structure with colored blocks

Growing Anti-Bias School Culture: A Grassroots Approach for Early Childhood and Elementary Schools

Anti-bias work with children is an essential component of developing a school culture of advocacy and citizenship. But how do we get there? 

  • What does it mean to grow an anti-bias culture in an early childhood or elementary school setting? 
  • How do you shift the thinking of faculty? 
  • How can parents be engaged on this journey? 
  • And most importantly, how do we weave this work meaningfully and appropriately into the daily lives of children? 

This presentation will follow the development of anti-bias work in PreK-6th Grade settings, exploring the early steps of the movement and the curriculum and culture that has emerged, and is still emerging. Participants will explore the concrete process of growing an anti-bias movement, collaborating with faculty and administration, and implementing this essential work in early childhood and elementary classrooms.

Leading the workshop will be Lesley assistant professor of early childhood education Dana Bentley and educators from Buckingham Browne and Nichols School and the Pike School.

Free and open to the public.

Host
Yvonne Liu-Constant