Upcoming Events

February 28, March 20, April 3, 2024 Somerville Public Schools Early Education, Somerville, MA. Teaching for Equity and Agency: Intentional Strategies that Support Anti-bias Education
Presenters: Debbie LeeKeenan and Lisa Kuh
Intentional teaching strategies such as designing compelling materials, giving explicit presentations, responsive scaffolding, and following children’s interests are integral to the Anti-bias Education goals of identity, diversity, justice, and action. In order for teachers to develop agency as they use these approaches, they need an understanding of the frameworks and how to apply them. In this 3-part series, we provide opportunities to apply the ideas related to Anti-bias Education and Complementary Curriculum in your classroom immediately. Through a combination of presentation, discussion, reflection, and short classroom-based assignments you will learn more about these frameworks and the practical strategies for your classroom.

March 22, 2024, Organization for the Parenting Education Programs of Washington (OPEP) , Bellevue college, Bellevue, WA. Engaging Families in Anti-bias Partnerships.
Presenter: Debbie LeeKeenan
Professional Development Teacher Retreat. Event registration will open in Mid-February. More details will be available at that time.

April 16-19, 2024, World Forum on Early Care and Education, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Race, Racism, Equity and Diversity
Debbie LeeKeenan and John Nimmo will be part of an international panel on Race, Racism, Equity and Diversity.

April 24, 2024, 7:00 pm, South Seattle College Cooperative Preschools, Seattle, WA, Families Engaging in Anti-bias Education: What Kind of World Do We Want to Create with Our Children?
Presenter: Debbie LeeKeenan

June 21-22, 2024, Idaho AEYC Early Learning Conference, Boise, Idaho. Leadership Series
Presenters: Debbie LeeKeenan and Iris Chin Ponte
Session 1: Defining School Readiness –  Shifting the Focus from Child Readiness to School Readiness
Session 2: Observation, Assessment, and Documentation to Support Children’s Learning
Session 3: Welcoming all Families to School