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The ‘I’ in Implicit Bias: Overcoming Our Own Biases to Improve School Climate

Next Date: 
Thursday, May 21, 2020 -
10:00am to 1:00pm


Location: 
1050 First St. NE
Building: 
OSSE
Room: 
First Floor, Eleanor Holmes Norton II (Room 109)
Details: 

OSSE, in collaboration with Dr. Malone and Dr. Al’Uqdah of Howard University, will provide equity trainings specifically for school based educators and staff. During this workshop, participants will examine the definition and theoretical underpinnings of implicit bias. They will also explore how individuals, especially teachers and administers, are impacted by implicit bias within the school day. Participants will complete activities to help them recognize their own implicit biases and ways to combat them. Activities will focus on exploring implicit bias related to these identities: gender, race, ability, sexual orientation, and religion.

At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Define implicit bias, its components, and underlying neurological components,
  • Identify and describe types of implicit biases across various personal identities,
  • Discuss their own implicit biases and
  • Identify how their implicit biases impacts their professional role.

For more information or questions, please contact Nakanya Magby at [email protected].

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