Upcoming Events

Debbie LeeKeenan and Iris Chin Ponte

Oct. 28, 2019, City University of New York, Leadership Institute Early Childhood Director Conference. From Survive to Thrive: A Director’s Guide for Leading an Early Childhood Program.
Presenters: Debbie LeeKeenan and Iris Chin Ponte
Keynote talk by Debbie and Iris.
Registration coming soon.

Debbie LeeKeenan

Oct. 30, 2019, Professional Development Session for Somerville Public Schools, Somerville, MA, From Survive to Thrive: Leading Early Childhood Programs.
Presenter: Debbie LeeKeenan
Based on Debbie’s new book, From Survive to Thrive: A Director’s Guide for Leading an Early Childhood Program, the focus of this interactive workshop is on the guiding principles and practical strategies that support program leaders of early childhood programs. Topics and issues to be discussed include: facilitative leadership, building the culture and context of your program, growing and maintaining great staff, and managing conflict. There will be opportunities throughout the session for dialogue, problem-solving and action-planning.

Nov. 1, 2019 Lesley Ellis School, Arlington, MA. Professional Development Day Customized Workshop for Faculty.
Presenter: Debbie LeeKeenan

Nov. 5, 2019, South Seattle College Coop Preschools Professional Development Workshop for Faculty, Integrating Anti-bias Education into the Curriculum
Presenter: Debbie LeeKeenan

Dec. 6, 2019  Keynote Talk for the Youth Summit Day, Kent District Libraries, Grand Rapids, Michigan. 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 to provide mirrors and windows to the world and as an  opportunity to engage children in courageous conversations about potentially challenging topics.

Feb. 17, 2020  Newman School, New Orleans, LA. Professional Development Day for Staff on Anti-bias Education.
Presenter: Debbie LeeKeenan