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Institute for Teaching Diversity and Social Justice 2018

Date: Monday - June 18, 2018
Time: All Day
Location: Friends Academy

270 Duck Pond Road, Locust Valley, NY 11560  map
5 Day Institute: June 18-22, 2018 

Speakers: Sara Wicht, Khyati Joshi & Shanelle Robinson
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INSTITUTE for TEACHING DIVERSITY AND
SOCIAL JUSTICE

The Institute for Teaching Diversity and Social Justice is an experiential professional development program open to individuals interested in building more inclusive and affirming classrooms through exploration and development of strategies and skills to effectively navigate diversity issues in independent schools. Anti-bias work provides educators a way to examine and transform their understanding of children’s lives, and also do self-reflective work to understand their own lives more deeply.

The Institute is designed to support educators of all types in their development of racial proficiency, culturally aware pedagogy and intersectionality – the theory of how different types of discrimination interact.

Participants will receive research-based tools and practically-useful resources to increase their capacity to implement anti-bias curriculum and strategies for change within their classroom and school environments. Additionally, each attendee will receive a signed copy of the forthcoming book, Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice, 3rd edition (Routledge), co-authored by Institute co-facilitator Dr. Khyati Joshi.

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Schedule 

 

DAY ONE

8:30am

Arrival/Check-in

On-site Registration

Continental Breakfast

9:00am

Welcome and Introductions

Overview of Multicultural Education, Anti-Bias Education, and Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT)

Cultural Lenses

Critical Incident Timeline

Matrix of Oppression

4:00pm

CLOSE

DAY TWO

8:30am

Arrival/Check-in

Continental Breakfast

9:00am

History of Diversity, Inclusion and Exclusion in the U.S.:  Interactive Activity

Film Screening

Cycle of Socialization

4:00pm

CLOSE

4:30pm-6:00pm

Networking Social

DAY THREE

8:30am

Arrival/Check-in/Registration

Continental Breakfast

9:00am

Racial Identity Development

Confronting Microaggressions and Implicit Bias in the Classroom

Reflective and Courageous Conversations

4:00pm

CLOSE

DAY FOUR

8:30am

Arrival/Check-in/Registration

Continental Breakfast

9:00am

Social Justice Standards: The Teaching Tolerance Anti-bias Framework®

-      Sara Wicht (educational consultant and former senior manager of Teaching and Learning with Teaching Tolerance, a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center), will lead us through an exploration of the first-of-its-kind Social Justice Standards: The Teaching Tolerance Anti-bias Framework®. Sara will share language and tools to infuse anti-bias attitudes and beliefs into academic content and school policy, and explore how to infuse the examination of identity, diversity, justice and action into teaching and learning as well as how explicit anti-bias education bridges the goals of prejudice reduction and collective action.

4:00pm

CLOSE

4:30pm-6:00pm

Networking Social w/ Sara Wicht

DAY FIVE

8:30am

Arrival/Check-in/Registration

Continental Breakfast

9:00am

Anti-Bias Education and Curriculum Development

-      Developing an Action/Curriculum Plan

-      Curriculum Material and Resources

-      Strategies for connecting culturally responsive teaching methods to students’ academic and social achievement

4:00pm

END

From former participants:

"The Institute was illuminating with respect to the historical conditions which have created the all-too-apparent social, political, racial, and ethnic inequities we are now all dealing with in 21st-century America -- and in 21st-century American classrooms. As Institute participants, we spent our time engaging in highly effective, focused activities, sharing stories, and brainstorming strategies for activist teaching. I would recommend the Institute for anyone working in education today."

"I attended the Institute for Teaching Diversity and Social Justice and found it to be a transformative experience.  It was incredibly helpful to be able to come together with other educators who are in different places regarding their growing understanding of structural racism, implicit bias and identity development.  The facilitators were able to create a space that was safe yet uncomfortable, where we could learn collectively and grow individually.  I gained a deeper understanding of the universal harm caused by institutional racism, implicit bias, white superiority and the inferiority that people of color invariably develop because of their lived experience in a society that systematically, and often unconsciously, oppresses. I strongly encourage anyone who wants to be a better human to attend.  If you are an educator it should be mandatory."


Dr. Khyati Y. Joshi is an Associate Professor of Education at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Prior to joining the faculty at Fairleigh Dickinson, Dr. Joshi was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race at Columbia University, where she taught Asian American Studies and Comparative Ethnic Studies. She also taught in the American Studies program at Princeton University. Dr. Joshi is the author of the book New Roots in America’s Sacred Ground: Religion, Race, and Ethnicity in Indian America (Rutgers University Press, 2006), which was awarded the National Association for Multicultural Education’s 2007 Philip C. Chinn Book Award. She is also a co-editor for the 3rd edition of Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice (Routledge, 2016), in which she has co-authored chapters on Racism and Religion Oppression. Her forthcoming book examines the intersections of race and religion in U.S. history and contemporary social culture.   In 2012, Dr. Joshi was invited to present her research on Hindu American Communities at the White House in Washington, D.C. Dr. Joshi has also presented her research before the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.   Dr. Joshi provides consultation and professional development for educational institutions throughout the United States on topics related to immigrants in schools, race in education, and religion and public schools. Dr. Joshi earned her doctorate in Social Justice Education at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. She received a Masters in Theological Studies from Candler School of Theology at Emory University and a B.A. in Religion from Emory University. She also pursued post-graduate studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and participated in the Summer Seminar for Educators at Yad Vashem, The Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority, in Israel.

Shanelle Henry Robinson is the Director of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs at Friends Academy, a nursery through grade 12 independent, Quaker school in Long Island, New York. She works with students, faculty, administrators, parents and board members to provide strategic leadership in the areas of equity, diversity and inclusion throughout the school community. She received her Bachelor of Education degree from Smith College (Northampton, MA) and Master’s degree in Social Justice and Multicultural Education from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Prior to coming to Friends Academy, Shanelle served as Vice President of Programs for the American Conference on Diversity, a non-profit human relations organization in New Jersey where she designed and facilitated a wide range of leadership, diversity and social justice trainings for corporations, community and government agencies, schools, colleges and universities. Shanelle is a contributor to the revised edition of the book Reel Diversity, by Brian C. Johnson (Peter Lang, 2015), an instructional resource guide for educators seeking to integrate film into their curriculum content about diversity and social justice. Reel Diversity invites cross-cultural dialogue about films’ mixed messages and how they enforce and reinforce stereotypes and cultural values.

Sara Wicht has over 20 years of experience in K-12 education. Her work in social justice and anti-bias education includes expertise in instructional practice, teacher mentoring, professional development, curriculum design and educational publishing in the United States and Brazil. Wicht holds an MaED in Language and Literacy, a BA in English and certification in secondary education from Hamline University, St. Paul, MN.

As the senior manager of Teaching and Learning with Teaching Tolerance, a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, Wicht led content development on the award winning viewer’s guide to Selma: The Bridge to the Ballot and Teaching Tolerance Curriculum, as well as the publications Beyond the Bus and Let’s Talk: Discussing Race, Racism and Other Difficult Topics with Students. She is a contributing writer on Teaching Tolerance’s Social Justice StandardsCode of Conduct: A Guide to Responsive DisciplineCivil Rights Done Right and Teaching Tolerance’s The March Continues: Five Essential Practices for Teaching the Movement

Since 2012, Wicht has facilitated professional development on anti-bias education at national conference events hosted by the National Council for Teachers of English, National Council for Social Studies, Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color, National Association of Multicultural Educators, Association of Middle Level Educators, Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development, American School Counselor Association, Human Rights Campaign and the National Coalition on School Diversity. Recently, she provided in-person professional development for Global Islam and Arts Teacher Fellows through the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, for Chicago-area educators at the IL Holocaust Museum and Education Center on “Confronting Bias and Facilitating Difficult Conversations,” and developed content for the America Divided Viewer's Guide and the Human Rights Campaign Foundation

Wicht’s master’s thesis, How does the explicit instruction of a multiple lens through literature affect reader response to text? (2007) was awarded the Beulah Benton Tatum award for research in multicultural issues, and she is the recipient of the 2015 Adam Solomon Award for Excellence from the Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding, NY.  Wicht resides in Minneapolis, MN. 


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Registration includes breakfast and lunch each day and all materials.

Early Registration until Feb 1, 2018

  • NYSAIS Members - $600.00
  • Non-members - $650.00

Regular Registration Feb.  1 - May 18, 2018

  • NYSAIS Members - $650.00
  • Non-members - $700.00

Late Registration May 19 -  June 18 , 2018

  • NYSAIS Members - $700.00
  • Non-members - $750.00
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