Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center Professional Development Workshop: Teaching about Race and Racism

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Julie Scallero
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Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 3:00pm to 7:00pm
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This workshop explores commonly held beliefs and biases that influence an educator's ability to be responsive to all students.  Engage in personal reflections, learn strategies for facilitating difficult conversations, plan student-centered instruction and investigate ways to include teaching about implicit bias, race, racism, police violence and crimes against humanity in your academic instruction.

Participants will receive "use tomorrow" classroom resources and publications from Teaching Tolerance, a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center.  They will also recieve 4 CTLE credit hours.  There is no charge for this workshop.

This training is suitable for kindergarten through college educators including teachers, administrators and counselors.

Westchester County District Attorney, Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr., will open the program followed by Assistant District Attorney, Director of Community Affairs, Bias Crimes Unit Chief Susan Brownbill Vega.  The workshop will be held by Sara Wicht, Independent Educational Consultant.  Ms. Wicht has facilitated professional development on anti-bias education at national conference events.



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Iona College, Spellman Hall
715 North Avenue
New Rochelle, NY 10801
United States