NOVEMBER 18-20, 2019

MAY 18-20, 2020

3-Day Anti-Bias and Social Justice Institute

The 3-day Anti-Bias and Social Justice Institute offers teams of 3-5 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. 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 educators and practitioners engaged specifically in this work. General agenda is below:

*Must register with teams of 3-5 educators from the same school site.

Schedule for Social Justice Institute

Day 1: School Culture and Anti-Bias Education                     

·       Breakfast and Community Builder

·       Creating and Sustaining a Strong School Culture / Classroom Observations

·       Why Considering Learner Variability Matters

·       Restorative Practices Approach to Discipline

·       Overview of Anti-Bias Education

·       Reflection

Day 2: Curriculum, Instruction, and PD                                          

·       Breakfast and Community Builder

·       Anti-Bias Education: Classroom Observations and Debrief

·       It's All About the Questions: Critical Literacy Practices, the First Step in Creating Anti-Bias Classrooms

·       Lunch: Staff Panel on Teaching and Working in an Anti-Bias Classroom

·       Talking about Race, Power and Identity with the Oldest and Youngest Students

·       Stations: Unit Overviews, Work with Families

·       Professional Development: Starting a Staff Equity Group

·       Reflection

Day 3: Theory to Practice

·       Community Builder

·       Consultancies and Developing a Goal and Work Plan

·       Closing Session/Reflection/Next Step