Upcoming Events

January 26, 2019, Keynote Talk for the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) Leadership Meeting, Seattle, WA. Anti-bias Education and Children’s Literature: Provoking Courageous Conversations.
Presenter: Debbie LeeKeenan
Changing demographics, shifts in social views, polarizing political issues, all present challenges and complexities to us as professionals interested in social justice education. This talk will provide a framework and strategies for using  children’s literature first to provide mirrors and windows to the world and second as an  opportunity to engage children in courageous conversations about potentially challenging topics. For more information and to register for the ALSC Midwinter Meeting, see https://2019.alamidwinter.org/

February 28, 2019, 7:00-9:00pm, Anti-bias Education Workshop for Rainier Valley Cooperative Preschool, 6230 Beacon Ave South, Seattle, WA. Creating inclusive communities: Responding to children’s questions about differences.
Presenter: Debbie LeeKeenan
This workshop will provide families and educators with a framework for anti-bias education and practical tips on how to respond to children’s comments and questions about differences, how social identity develops in young children and beyond, and how to have courageous conversations about potentially challenging topics.

March 26, 2019, 7:00-9:00pm, Anti-bias Education Workshop for Capitol Hill Cooperative Preschool, 1200 10th Ave E, Seattle, WA . Creating Inclusive Communities: Responding to Children’s Questions about Differences.
Presenter: Debbie LeeKeenan
This workshop will provide families and educators with a framework for anti-bias education and practical tips on how to respond to children’s comments and questions about differences, how social identity develops in young children and beyond, and how to have courageous conversations about potentially challenging topics.

April 24, 2019, 6:30-8:30pm, PEPS (Program for Early Parent Support) Community Talk, Verity Credit Union, 11027 Meridian Ave N, Suite 101, Seattle, WA. Creating inclusive communities: Responding to children’s questions about differences.
Presenter: Debbie LeeKeenan
This workshop will provide families and educators with a framework for anti-bias education and practical tips on how to respond to children’s comments and questions about differences, how social identity develops in young children and beyond, and how to have courageous conversations about potentially challenging topics.

Debbie LeeKeenan

June 1, 2019, 8:30am-3:30pm, NAEYC Professional Learning Institute Pre-Conference Workshop, Long Beach, CA. From Survive to Thrive: Leading Early Childhood Programs.
Presenter: Debbie LeeKeenan
This day long workshop, based on the author’s newest book, “From Survive to Thrive: Leading Early Childhood Programs,” will provide both guiding principles and practical strategies to support program leaders of early childhood programs. Topics and issues to be discussed include: Developing your Own Leadership style, Building the Culture and Context of Your Program, Hiring, Growing and Maintaining Great Staff, Engaging Families, and Managing Conflict. There will be ample opportunity for dialogue, problem-solving and action-planning.
Registration will be available in March.

Debbie LeeKeenan and John Nimmo in Italy

June 29-July 4, 2019, Mercatello sul Metauro, Italy. A week long workshop on “Leadership for Change: Identity, Social Justice and the Right to be Visible”. Register now, before we fill up!
Presenters: John Nimmo and Debbie LeeKeenan