NAIS Annual Conference

Institute for Teaching Diversity and Social Justice (Summer 2018)

  • 1.  Institute for Teaching Diversity and Social Justice (Summer 2018)

    Posted 12-13-2017 01:14 PM
    CLICK HERE to register, read facilitator bios and for additional information.

    I am excited to announce that registration is now open for the 4th Annual Institute for Teaching Diversity and Social Justice! The 2018 Institute for Teaching Diversity and Social Justice will be held this summer from June 18 - June 22, 2018 on the campus of Friends Academy in Long Island, New York. The Institute for Teaching Diversity and Social Justice is an experiential summer professional development program for educators and other 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.

    In addition to myself, the Institute is facilitated by Dr. Khyati Y. Joshi, Associate Professor of Education at Fairleigh Dickinson University. This summer's special guest facilitator will be: Sara Wicht (educational consultant and former senior manager of Teaching and Learning with Teaching Tolerance, a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center). Sara 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.

    The Institute for Teaching Diversity and Social Justice 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 social identity and discrimination interact. Participants will learn to address such critical issues as implicit bias, privilege, marginalization, structural oppression, and manifestations of prejudice at several levels: interpersonally, culturally, and institutionally.

    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. Therefore, it is recommended that each school send a cohort/team of individuals who can and will work together to improve their school's diversity, equity and inclusion efforts. Additionally, each attendee will receive a signed copy of the book, Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice, 3rd edition (Routledge), co-authored by our Institute co-facilitator Dr. Khyati Joshi.

    Early-bird registration ends February 1st. Regular registration ends May 18th.

    Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

    Thank you,

    Shanelle Henry Robinson
    Pronouns: she / her / hers
    Director of Diversity & Multicultural Affairs
    Friends Academy

    Shanelle Robinson
    Director of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs
    Friends Academy
    Locust Valley, NY
    [email protected]