Upcoming Events

June 28, 2021, Institute of Excellence in Early Care and Education, Palm Beach State College, Lake Worth, FL. Reflecting on Anti-bias Education in Action: The Early Years.
Presenter: Debbie LeeKeenan
Film screening and facilitated discussion. Open to the community. 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.

Debbie LeeKeenanJuly 19-22, 2021, Institute of Excellence in Early Care and Education, Palm Beach State College, Lake Worth, FL. Integrating ABE Into Our Thinking and Practice.
Presenter: Debbie LeeKeenan
A mini institute for trainers who are part of the IEECE community.

July 22-24, 2021, Film Screening at Frog street SPLASH Early Childhood Conference, Grapevine, TX
Presenter: Debbie LeeKeenan
Film screening and facilitated discussion of Reflecting on Anti-bias Education in Action: The Early Years. 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 for conference here.

September 9, 2021, Fullerton Lab School, Fullerton College, Fullerton, CA. Reflecting on Anti-bias Education in Action: The Early Years
Presenters: Debbie LeeKeenan and Nadia Jaboneta
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. 

Debbie LeeKeenanSeptember 27-29, 2021, Early Childhood Programs and Services, Plainfield  Public School District, NJ. Integrating ABE Into Your Thinking and Practice.
Presenter: Debbie LeeKeenan
A mini institute for early childhood educators in the Plainfield Public School District.

October 20, 2021, 4-6:00pm EST, Bunker Hill Community College, Boston, MA. Reflecting on Anti-bias Education in Action: The Early Years
Presenters: Debbie LeeKeenan, Veronica Reynoso, Joyce Jackson and Julie Bisson
Film screening and panel 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. 

November 5, 2021, CMAS Supporting the Settlement of Young Immigrant and Refugee children, Toronto, Canada. Reflecting on Anti-bias Education in Action: The Early Years
Presenters: Debbie LeeKeenan and John Nimmo
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. 

November 16, 2021, Vashon Island Early Childhood Education Community, Vashon, WA. Reflecting on Anti-bias Education in Action: The Early Years
Presenters: Debbie LeeKeenan and John Nimmo
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. 

January 22-30, 2022, Early Years Exchange Virtual Conference 2022, sponsored by Taipei American School, Taipei, Taiwan. Reflecting on Anti-bias Education in Action: The Early Years
Presenter: Debbie LeeKeenan
Debbie is the keynote speaker and will screen the film, Reflecting on Anti-bias Education in Action: The Early Years. In addition she will present two follow up workshops:
1)Talking about Race, Racism and Social Justice with Young Children;
2) Responding to Children’s Comments and Questions about Differences.
The 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.