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Making Equity Matter: Strategies for Getting the Conversation Started
Monday, February 24, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST
Presented by Dr. Tyrone Howard, Senior Fellow, International Center for Leadership in Education, Professor, Graduate School of Education, and Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, UCLA
Sponsored by International Center for Leadership in Education
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It is human nature to disengage from conversations that make us uncomfortable, such as gaps in equity, issues around race and implicit bias, and the effects of acute, chronic, and complex trauma on students. Educators must be prepared to understand the messy, complex, emotional, cruel, shameful, and often contradictory messages that come with these topics in order to educate the whole child. In this eye-opening edWebinar, Dr. Tyrone Howard will:
- Introduce participants to why there is a need to talk, teach, and learn across differences
- Share strategies to engage stakeholders in courageous conversations around subgroups, race-related topics, and the effects of trauma
- Share practical tips and ideas for starting the conversation and addressing inequities in schools
This edWebinar will be of value to kindergarten through high school teachers and school and district leaders. There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation.
About the Presenter
Dr. Tyrone C. Howard is a Senior Fellow and author at the International Center for Leadership in Education. He is also a professor in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA, as well as Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. His research examines culture, race, teaching, and learning, and he has published several bestselling books exploring these topics, including Expanding College Access for Urban Youth. As the director and founder of the Black Male Institute at UCLA, Dr. Howard leads an interdisciplinary group of scholars, practitioners, community members, and policymakers dedicated to improving the educational experiences and life chances of males of color. He was the recipient of the 2015 UCLA Distinguished Teaching Award, and in 2016 and 2017, Dr. Howard was listed by Education Week as one of the 60 most influential scholars in the nation informing educational policy, practice, and reform.
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