Upcoming Events

Debbie LeeKeenanAugust 2, 2021, Gan Shalom Preschool, Bloomfield, Indiana. 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. 

August, 2021 – January, 2022, United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona. Four part Webinar series, Integrating ABE into our thinking and practice
Presenter: Debbie LeeKeenan

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.

Louise Derman-Sparks and Debbie LeeKeenanSeptember 29-30, 2021, Vermont AEYC Conference. Anti-bias Education Keynote and Workshop.
Presenters: Louise Derman-Sparks and Debbie LeeKeenan

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. 

October 23, 2021, Northwest Teaching for Social Justice Conference, Reflecting on Anti-bias Education in Action: The Early Years
Presenters:  Debbie LeeKeenan,  John Nimmo, Nadia Jaboneta, and Veronica Reynoso
Using the film Reflecting on Anti-bias Education in Action : The Early Years as a provocation for discussion, this moderated panel will provide an in-depth look into two classroom vignettes with the co-producers and two featured teachers from the film. The film, organized by the four interconnected anti-bias goals of identity, diversity , justice and action, will examine how to cultivate a joyful, strengths-based, and identity-affirming image of children and teachers – curious, complex, active, reflective, and loving. 

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 13, 2021, 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. 

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.