Upcoming Events

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, 2020: Children are aware of differences from very young ages. Learn strategies and tools to help children think and talk about their ideas and feelings about themselves, the differences and similarities among people, about fairness and unfairness in people’s interactions with each other, and a framework for anti-bias education.

October 23, 2020: This session will provide practical tips and strategies for building the culture and environment for inclusive communities for young children. families and staff. Highlighted will be how to make a safe and brave space for dialogue, learning, resiliency, and growth, designing culturally responsive environments, and choosing books and materials that provide mirrors and windows to the world.

November 20, 2020: Partnering with families to support children is a cornerstone of early childhood education. Parents are the children’s first teachers. Practical strategies for working with families using a funds of knowledge/strength based approach, making families welcome and visible, building family participation, family dialogues, and managing and negotiating conflict.

December 4, 2020: Changing demographics, shifts in social views, polarizing political issues, converging pandemics of Covid-19 and racism, all present challenges and complexities to us as educators interested in social justice education. Strategies for facilitating conversations that matter about potentially challenging topics will be highlighted.

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.

January 27, 2021, 7:00-8:30 pm CST, Manitoba Child Care Association, Manitoba, Canada. Integrating Anti-bias Education into our Thinking and Practice (Webinar)
Presenter: Debbie LeeKeenan
This webinar will provide practical tips and strategies for building the  culture and environment for inclusive  anti-bias communities for young children, families and staff.  Highlighted will be how to  design culturally responsive environments, responding to children’s questions about differences, and choosing books and materials that provide mirrors and windows to the world.

March 5,  2021, California Council of Parent Participation Nursery Schools (CCPPNS) Convention 2021. A New Film: Reflecting on Anti-bias Education in Practice.
Presenter: Debbie LeeKeenan
Facilitated discussion. Details coming soon!