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Institute for Teaching Diversity and Social Justice 2020

Date: Monday - June 15, 2020
Time: All Day
Location: Ethical Culture Fieldston School

Fieldston Campus

Tate Library

3901 Fieldston Rd, Bronx, NY 10471 map

5 Day Institute: June 15-19, 2020 
Speakers: Liza Talusan, Khyati Joshi & Shanelle Henry

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.

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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

A.M. workshop - Building and Sustaining Equitable and Just School Communities - Dr. Liza Talusan

P.M. workshop - Engaging in Difficult Conversations - Dr Liza Talusan

4:00pm

CLOSE

4:30pm-6:00pm

Networking Social w/Liza Talusan

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 is the Director of Equity and Inclusion at Greens Farms Academy, a Pre-K through grade 12 co-ed, independent school in Westport, CT (Fairfield County). 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. Shanelle has designed and facilitated a wide range of leadership, diversity and social justice trainings for schools, colleges, and universities, in addition to corporations, community, and government agencies. Shanelle is a former member of the NYSAIS Diversity Committee, and 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.

Dr. Liza Talusan is an educator, speaker, leader, writer, life/leadership coach and parent. With over 22 years of experience in PreK-20 education, Liza is an engaging facilitator in conversations about diversity, racism, bias, privilege and power and creates environments that allow for people to discuss these difficult topics openly. Through her direct work with students, teachers, and leaders, Liza empowers individuals to create a more inclusive organization, environment, community and team.

Dr. Talusan has been invited to more than 100 schools and organizations across the country to deliver keynote addresses and facilitate dialogue groups, training workshops, to develop strategic planning, support change management, and empower faculty and staff. Certified as a Professional Coach by the Institute for Professional Education in Coaching (iPEC) and having earned her Associate Certified Coaching credentials from the International Coaching Federation, Liza helps clients achieve their personal and professional goals by tapping into your strengths and vision for goal-centered life. 

Liza's cumulative research interests include the experiences of underrepresented populations; Asian American and Pacific Islander students; socialization to graduate programs; navigating academic parenthood; interracial relationships; recognizing and reducing unconscious bias; and the impact of federal financial aid policies. Liza's dissertation, "The Formation of Scholars: Critical Narratives of Asian American and Pacific Islander Doctoral Students in Higher Education" is available on ProQuest. Liza was the 2017 recipient of the Dissertation of the Year Award by the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Asian American Special Interest Group.

Liza is someone who is driven, results-oriented, effective and organized, engages others to reach their potential, and practices the principles of community and human connection.


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Registration includes breakfast and lunch each day and all materials.

Early Registration until Feb. 2, 2020

NYSAIS Members - $850.00

Non-members - $900.00

Regular Registration Feb.  3 - May 10, 2020

NYSAIS Members - $900.00

Non-members - $950.00

Late Registration May 11 -  June 12, 2020

NYSAIS Members - $950.00

Non-members - $1000.00

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