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Anti-Bias Education for Students & Educators Alike, Part 2

Presenters: Tiffany Jewell and Katie Kitchens
For: All teachers and administrators. Participation in Part 1 (available on-demand) is not a prerequisite, but is suggested.
CPD Hours: 1.5
Available: On Demand

Individual Rental Group Rental

Price

On-Demand Webinar

The presentation is available for a 30-day rental via Vimeo On Demand, allowing you to view the webinar at any time, as often as you would like, within your rental period.

Free/those who register for the live webinar
$55/individual (Certificate of Continuing Professional Development for 1 person)
$200/group (CPD certificates for up to 20 persons)

Overview

Either education contributes to a movement of universal liberation by showing the way to defend and raise humanity or it becomes like one of those organs which have shriveled up by not being used during the evolution of the organism. —Maria Montessori, The Formation of Man

In order to fully understand peace, we must first be willing to embrace social justice. In Part 2 of our Anti-Bias webinar, we will continue the exploration started in Part 1 about the process of understanding ourselves and our students through the lens of Anti-Bias, Anti-Racist education, an active approach to maintaining a culturally responsive and culturally sustaining environment for all learners.

This webinar is appropriate both for those who participated in Part 1 and those who did not.

As Montessorians, we understand the urgent call to cultivate more just and peaceful communities. For many of us, the question of where to begin can feel overwhelming. Some of us may ask how or even why discussions of race, gender, and other topics are relevant or appropriate. This webinar continues the discussion began in our previous webinar with a discussion on the importance of anti-biased, anti-racist practice at individual, class-wide and school-wide levels; and offers concrete tools to support you in the essential task of continuing your own spiritual preparation.

Learner Outcomes

  • Ability to articulate the importance of Anti-Biased, Anti-Racist (ABAR) work in your school community
  • Gain tools for either beginning or continuing the conversation of anti-racism in your school, which you can immediately implement
  • Gain tools for exploring your own identity and how it impacts and informs your work with children
  • You will have an understanding of the importance of ABAR work as part of the Spiritual Preparation of the Adult
  • You will come away with ideas for supporting identity development in your students

Tiffany Jewell is a Lower Elementary teacher at the Montessori School of Northampton, MA. She is also founding board co-president of Montessori for Social Justice, co-chair of MSJ’s Governance and Strategy Group, and a member of their Anti-Bias, Anti-Racist Curriculum Committee. AMS-credentialed (Elementary I).

Katie Kitchens, MA, is the Montessori Specialist for Austin Independent School District, a guest lecturer at the Montessori Teacher Academy, in Dana Point, CA and vice president of Montessori for Social Justice. AMS-credentialed (Early Childhood).

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