Upcoming Events

 

Debbie LeeKeenanSeptember 26, 2020, University of Wyoming Early Childhood Outreach Network. Statewide Early Childhood Conference. Keynote Talk: Integrating Anti-bias Education into our Thinking and Practice.
Presenter: Debbie LeeKeenan
Debbie LeeKeenan, Lecturer and Co-Author of Leading Anti-bias Early Childhood Programs: A Guide for Change, will discuss steps in creating a more inclusive and welcoming program. This keynote talk will provide an overview of the core values and goals of an anti-bias education approach and how these address children’s development of identity and understanding of human diversity and bias. We will discuss practical and integrated approaches to anti-bias education in classrooms for children and we will support teachers in their own anti-bias adult journey to respond thoughtfully to children’s questions and make decisions about responsive environments and curriculum experiences.

 

October 7, 2020 7:00-8:30pm CST, Manitoba Child Care Association, Manitoba, Canada. Talking about Race and Social Justice with Young Children (Webinar)
Presenter: Debbie LeeKeenan
This session will provide strategies for talking about race, racism, police violence and protest with young children. We will examine shifting from being an inclusive educator to being an anti-bias and anti-racist educator.  Practical techniques for facilitating conversations that matter and using children’s literature to promote social justice will be discussed.

Oct-Dec, 2020, Project ECHO in Early Childhood, a partnership with the University of Wyoming College of Education and the Wyoming Institute for Disabilities. Webinar Series (4 sessions) on Anti-bias Education.
Presenter: Debbie LeeKeenan
Each session will occur from 1:00-2:15pm MST. October 9, October 23, November 20, December 4.

Debbie LeeKeenanOctober 21, 2020, 1:00-4:00pm EST, Newtowne School, Cambridge, MA. Anti-bias Education workshop.
Presenter: Debbie LeeKeenan

November 9, 2020, 7:00-8:30 pm EST, Boston Area Reggio Inspired Network (fall 2020 webinars). The Adult Anti-Bias Journey.
Presenter: Debbie LeeKeenan
An anti-bias program puts diversity and equity goals at the center of all aspects of an organization and daily life. It is not just for children but for adults in the program: teachers, staff and families. This first session will examine the different stages of the adult anti-bias journey, social identity development, and strategies for working with staff and educators in developing their anti-bias skills.

November 17, 2020 10:00-11:30am CST, Manitoba Child Care Association, Manitoba, Canada. Strategic Planning For Anti-bias Education (Webinar)
Presenter: Debbie LeeKeenan
This session, designed for program leaders, directors, supervisors and mentors, will examine how to strategically plan and implement anti-bias change in your program. This process involves gathering a baseline understanding of your context, analyzing strengths and resources, as well as obstacles and barriers, identifying and implementing anti-bias goals and monitoring progress. Practical strategies and tools for developing program culture, working with staff, teachers and families will be shared.

December 9, 2020, 7:00-8:30 pm EST, Boston Area Reggio Inspired Network (fall 2020 webinars).  Engaging Families and Growing Anti-bias Partnerships.
Presenter: Debbie LeeKeenan
This session will provide a framework for engaging families using a funds of knowledge approach, strategies for making families welcome and visible, family anti-bias education and dialogues, and managing conflict in partnerships.