Upcoming Events

April 21, 2021, www.kidsandcompany.com, Ontario, Canada. Reflecting on Anti-bias in Action: The Early Years
Presenter: Debbie LeeKeenan
Film screening and facilitated discussion. This film features vignettes of anti-bias strategies in early childhood classrooms interspersed with teachers reflecting on their practice. The film shifts the focus away from the talking heads of experts and on to the voices of teachers committed to equity on a daily basis. By taking viewers into diverse early childhood classrooms, the film seeks to demonstrate the importance of teacher reflection on identity, context, and practice in anti-bias education.

April 22, 2021, Wyoming Early Childhood Outreach Network. Reflecting on Anti-bias in Action: The Early Years
Presenter: Debbie LeeKeenan and teacher panel
Film screening and facilitated discussion. This film features vignettes of anti-bias strategies in early childhood classrooms interspersed with teachers reflecting on their practice. The film shifts the focus away from the talking heads of experts and on to the voices of teachers committed to equity on a daily basis. By taking viewers into diverse early childhood classrooms, the film seeks to demonstrate the importance of teacher reflection on identity, context, and practice in anti-bias education. Sign up for the screening here.

April 27, 2021, 6:30-8:00pm EST, Eventbrite – Somerville, MA Partnership for Young Children (SPYC) presents Reflecting on Anti-bias in Action: The Early Years Film Screening and Discussion
Presenter: Debbie LeeKeenan
This film features vignettes of anti-bias strategies in early childhood classrooms interspersed with teachers reflecting on their practice. The film shifts the focus away from the talking heads of experts and on to the voices of teachers committed to equity on a daily basis. By taking viewers into diverse early childhood classrooms, the film seeks to demonstrate the importance of teacher reflection on identity, context, and practice in anti-bias education. Register here.

Debbie LeeKeenanApril 29, 2021, 7:00-8:30pm PST, Edmond College Coop Preschools, 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.

May 4, 2021,  7:00-9:00pm EST, Boston Area Reggio Inspired Network (BARIN), Reflecting on Anti-bias in Action: The Early Years. 
Presenters: Debbie LeeKeenan, John Nimmo, Veronica Reynoso and Brian Silveira.
Join us for the Boston premier film screening, teacher panel and facilitated discussion, presented by co-producers of the film, Debbie LeeKeenan and John Nimmo.  They are joined by two teachers featured in the film, Veronica Reynoso and Brian Silveira. 
The film features vignettes of anti-bias strategies in early childhood classrooms interspersed with teachers reflecting on their practice. Debbie and John partnered with filmmaker Filiz Efe McKinney of Brave Sprout Productions to create a film that shifts the focus away from the talking heads of experts and on to the voices of teachers committed to equity on a daily basis. By taking viewers into diverse early childhood classrooms, the film seeks to demonstrate the importance of teacher reflection on identity, context, and practice in anti-bias education and provide a much-needed resource for teacher education and professional development. Louise Derman-Sparks is a senior advisor for the film.
Free and open to the public. Register here!

Debbie LeeKeenanMay 12, 2021, 1:15-4:15pm EST, Newtowne Preschool, Cambridge, MA, Anti-bias Workshop for Staff.
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 LeeKeenanMay 14, 2021, St John’s Episcopal Preschool, Washington DC. Integrating Anti-bias Education into our Thinking and Practice.
Presenter: Debbie LeeKeenan
All staff workshop.

May 21, 2021, Child Development Laboratory Schools, Michigan State University, Lansing , MI. Reflecting on Anti-bias in Action: The Early Years
Presenter: Debbie LeeKeenan
Film screening and facilitated discussion. This film features vignettes of anti-bias strategies in early childhood classrooms interspersed with teachers reflecting on their practice. The film shifts the focus away from the talking heads of experts and on to the voices of teachers committed to equity on a daily basis. By taking viewers into diverse early childhood classrooms, the film seeks to demonstrate the importance of teacher reflection on identity, context, and practice in anti-bias education.

May 25, 2021, 8:00-10:00pm EST, embracerace.org. Reflecting on Anti-bias in Action: The Early Years
Presenter: Debbie LeeKeenan, John Nimmo, Joyce Jackson, Nadia Jaboneta
Webinar, film screening and facilitated discussion. This film features vignettes of anti-bias strategies in early childhood classrooms interspersed with teachers reflecting on their practice. The film shifts the focus away from the talking heads of experts and on to the voices of teachers committed to equity on a daily basis. By taking viewers into diverse early childhood classrooms, the film seeks to demonstrate the importance of teacher reflection on identity, context, and practice in anti-bias education.

Leading Anti-Bias Early Childhood Programs book coverMay 27, 2021, University of Wyoming Early Childhood Outreach Network. State-wide Book Study Culminating Event on Leading Anti-bias Early Childhood Programs: A Guide for Change.
Presenter: Debbie LeeKeenan
Meet the author!