Upcoming Events

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. Register here.

Debbie LeeKeenan

January 31, 2022,  Jewish Early Childhood Conference – Paradigm Project. Live Webinar: The Role of the Leaders in Anti-bias Change
Presenter: Debbie LeeKeenan
Integrating an equity approach to diversity into early childhood education programs calls for both visionary and strategic leadership. This presentation will discuss strategies for creating the culture for creativity, risk-taking and co-learning, managing conflict and engaging teachers and families. Register here.

February 8 and 10, 2022, 6:30-7:45pm PST, OneSky Community Resources, Penticton, BC. Reflecting on Anti-bias Education: The Early Years
Presenters: Debbie LeeKeenan and Nadia Jaboneta
Two part webinar discussion on Anti-bias Education. Register here.
Feb. 8, 2022 : Join us for a special viewing of the film, Reflecting on Anti-bias Education in Action: The Early Years with co-producer, 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. 
Feb. 10, 2022:  The second webinar is a panel discussion with featured teachers from the film, including Nadia Jaboneta,  to go more in-depth on the ideas and issues presented in the film, and applications to your own setting.

February 28, 2022, 7:00-8:30pm PST, North Seattle Parent Education Cooperative Preschool workshop, Anti-bias Education at home and in school.
Presenters: Jamie Cho, Julie Bisson, Debbie LeeKeenan
Please join us for a panel discussion on how to implement anti-bias education at school & at home, with expert early childhood educators! Register here.

March 1 and 8, 2022, Manitoba Child Care Association, Manitoba, Canada. Leading with an Equity Lens.
Presenter: Debbie LeeKeenan
In a two part webinar series, we discuss how program leaders play a vital role in creating the culture and foundation for anti-bias education in the program. They need to create a safe and brave space to do the work, ensure it is part of the mission, vision and values of the program, and need to be inclusive in the process of building the anti-bias community. A leader’s job is to integrate the equity stance in all aspects of the program – including policies and procedures, hiring, supervision and professional development for staff, budget, and engaging families. To register, see brochure, page 21. See information on all workshops here.

Debbie LeeKeenan

March 11, 2022, San Diego County Office of Education, CA, Early Years Conference, Keynote: Social Justice in Early Education and Care
Presenter: Debbie LeeKeenan
This two-day professional learning event will focus on social justice in early childhood education and ensuring that all children and families receive educational and social opportunities that are responsive to their cultural identity. High-quality programs put social justice teaching front and center by prioritizing anti-bias and culturally sensitive teaching. Register here.

April 2, 2022, Family Tree Baltimore City Child Care Resource Center, Baltimore, MD. Reflecting on Anti-bias Education 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. 

Debbie LeeKeenan

April 25 and 28, 2022, 6:00-7:30 pm EST, Early Education and Care, Somerville Public Schools, Somerville, MA, Antibias Education Professional Development Workshops
Presenter: Debbie LeeKeenan

May 4, 2022, ETFO Peel Elementary Teachers Local District, Ontario Canada. Reflecting on Anti-bias Education in Action: The Early Years
Presenter: Debbie LeeKeenan
Film screening and facilitated discussion with co-producer Debbie LeeKeenan. This award winning 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 6, 2022, Eastern Oregon Early Learning Hub, Full day Professional Development Workshop: Integrating Anti-bias Education into our Thinking and Practice.
Presenter: Debbie LeeKeenan

May 19, 2022, Massachusetts Association for the Education of Young Children (MAAEYC), A Panel Discussion: Reflecting on Anti-bias Education in Action: The Early Years.
Presenter: Debbie LeeKeenan