Becoming a Diversity Responsive School

Mar 18, 2020 9:00AM—3:00PM

Location

Oakwood Secondary School

Cost $300 members; ($425 non-members)

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ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

We now understand the value of diversity in our classrooms, but aligning our curricula with those same principles can be daunting. Join us for this day-long workshop where we will apply theories of anti-bias education to the work we do everyday in our classrooms. For the first part of the day, we will review several different models for shifting our curricula to align with best practices and to be more responsive to the children in our classrooms. Then, we will apply the research and frameworks of understanding to a variety of case studies that reflect the challenges and situations we face as independent school educators. This session is open to all teachers in all subject matters as we will be looking at both developmental as well as pedagogical strategies for improving our teaching.

  • This workshop is ideal for classroom teachers, as well as diversity coordinators/directors, service-learning coordinators, deans, etc.
  • We encourage you to attend with colleagues from your school

ABOUT THE FACILITATOR

Elizabeth-Denevi

Elizabeth Denevi is the associate director for East Ed, a non-profit that works with schools nationally to increase equity, promote diversity pedagogy, and implement strategic processes for growth and development. She also serves as an adjunct professor at Lewis & Clark College in the Graduate School of Education and Counseling. Previously, she served as the director of studies and professional development at Latin School of Chicago. In this position, Elizabeth was responsible for the stewardship and integration of curriculum from pre-kindergarten through grade 12, as well as for the oversight and coordination of professional development and evaluation for all faculty. She also served as a co-leader of the School’s accreditation team. At Georgetown Day School (DC) she served as the co-director of diversity and a senior administrator for 10 years. Elizabeth also worked at St. Stephens and St. Agnes School (VA) to create a comprehensive professional development program. She has taught English and history at a number of schools including Castilleja School (CA), San Francisco University High School (CA), and Vail Mountain School (CO). Elizabeth has published and presented extensively on diversity and academic excellence, social justice, and equity issues.

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Cancellation Policy

Life happens. We understand that there will be times when you cannot attend a workshop that you have registered and paid for. We strive to be as helpful and flexible as possible when things out of your control happen. Please visit our FAQ page for detailed information about our cancellation policy and answers to frequently asked questions about enrollment and membership.