Becoming a Diversity Responsive School (CATDC Online)

Apr 21, 2020 2:30PM—4:30PM

Cost $200 members; ($300 non-members)

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Becoming a Diversity Responsive School: A Hands-On Workshop for K-12 Teachers

SESSION 1: April 21, 2020 | 2:30pm - 4:30pm

SESSION 2: April 28, 2020 | 2:30pm - 4:30pm


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 two-session series where we will apply theories of anti-bias education to the work we do everyday in our classrooms. 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 will also be helpful to those leaders who support teaching practices.


We will develop a research-based common understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusivity as it applies to independent schools.  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.


Through a collaborative process, 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.



Elizabeth Denevi is the associate director for East Ed, a nonprofit 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. 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.