Exploring and Combating Implicit Bias
Starting 1/20/2021 at 1:00 PM until 2:30 PM
Event Groups:
• Central Office & State Support Team 11 - Classroom Culture
• Central Office & State Support Team 11 - Equity
• Central Office & State Support Team 11 - Specialized Learning Needs
• Central Office & State Support Team 11 - Student Supports

Implicit bias can be described as the automatic and unconscious associations people make between certain groups of people and stereotypes about members of that group. This 90 minute live virtual professional learning session via Zoom is designed for all PreK-12 educators, instructional coaches, building administrators, and district leaders who seek to begin to explore their personal "blind spots”. In many cases, these unconscious associations can influence one's behavior, causing individuals to respond/act in ways that are unintentionally discriminatory. Decades of research has shown that implicit biases exist in the absence of overt bigotry, and greatly shape our social interactions and decision-making processes, even in spite of good intentions. After learning where our ‘blind spots 'are, we will work to begin the journey of continuous self-reflection and disrupting our individual biases in everyday instructional practice by exploring Case Studies in order to put theory into practice. Following the completion of the workshop each registered participant will receive a copy of the "The Racial Healing Handbook" by Dr. Annelise Singh mailed to their home in order to continue their racial healing journey. DATE: Wednesday, January 20, 2020 TIME: 1-2:30pm COST: Non-Subscribers- $60.00 Subscribers: $50.00 Questions about registration? Contact Sandy Denney at [email protected] Questions about content? Contact: Dr. Sierra [email protected] and Monica Brown: [email protected] PLEASE NOTE: THE ZOOM LINK WILL BE SENT THE MORNING OF THE SESSION. By registering for any ESC of Central Ohio virtual or in-person events, you will be automatically subscribed to our professional development monthly email or any other emails that are relevant to your position. You may unsubscribe at any time. 
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