MAY 21-23, 2018



3-Day Anti-Bias and Social Justice Institute

The 3-day Anti-Bias and Social Justice Institute offers teams of up to 5 (five) educators and school leaders the opportunity to share in an exploration of the principles and strategies of the social justice work done at both the elementary and middle school level at Community Roots Charter School.  The Institute will focus both on building an anti-bias lens to curricula and how to develop staff to be leaders in this work.  

Participants will be engaged in interactive learning through capacity building, classroom observations, sharing of resources, reflection, and planning time, as well as panel discussions with members of our school community.

Schedule for Social Justice Institute

Day 1: School Culture and Anti-Bias Education                    

Monday, May 21, 2018, 8:30am-4:30pm

  • 8:30am-9:00am                Breakfast and Community Builder
  • 9:00am-12:00pm             Creating and Sustaining a Strong School Culture (classroom visits and planning)
  • 12:00pm-1:00pm             Lunch: Chat and Chew with Community Roots Co-Founders: Founding an Inclusive and Integrated School
  • 1:00pm-2:00pm               Overview of Anti-Bias Education
  • 2:00pm-4:00pm               It's All About the Questions: Critical Literacy Practices
  • 4:00pm-4:30pm               Closing

Day 2: Curriculum and Instruction                                            

Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 8:30am-4:30pm

  • 8:30am-9:00am                Breakfast and Community Builder
  • 9:00am-11:00am             Anti-Bias Education: Classroom Observations and Debrief
  • 11:00am-12:00pm         Teaching to the Inherent Variability of Learners in Your Classroom
  • 12:00pm-1:00pm             Lunch: Chat and Chew Teacher Panel on Teaching in an Anti-Bias Classroom
  • 1:00pm-2:00pm               Talking about Race and Gender
  • 2:00pm-4:00pm               Curriculum Planning
  • 4:00pm-4:30pm               Closing

Day 3: Community Programming/Family Involvement/Choice                       

Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 8:30am-1:00pm

  • 8:30am-9:00am                Breakfast and Community Builder
  • 9:00am-12:00pm             Supporting Staff in Diversity Work and Developing a Staff Diversity Group
  • 12:00pm-1:00pm             Closing Session/Reflection/Next Steps