Sonoma County Office of Education

Mitigating Unconscious Bias and Micro-Aggressions in the Classroom

Unconscious bias occurs when we make spontaneous judgments about people or situations based on past experiences, culture, or environment. In this workshop, participants will explore aspects of their own identity through the lens of media and lived experience to consider how those aspects are depicted, whether positive or negative. This training will provide participants with critical insights that will inform their instruction as well as techniques to identify and address unconscious bias and micro-aggressions that may surface in an educational setting.ACEs, or Adverse Childhood Experience scores, impact students in every classroom. In this interactive workshop, explore the knowledge, insight, and techniques necessary for approaching youth with high ACEs and trauma-embedded behaviors. Participants will navigate the neurological science behind behaviors youth express and explore how to reshape approaches to address those behaviors. Learn or revisit how to integrate art into your toolbox to problem solve behaviors and communicate with students in new, more meaningful ways.

In this three-part virtual series, participants will explore the science and social systems that impact classroom practice. This engaging, interactive, and non-judgmental series will support arts educators and administrators as they reflect their practice toward culture, communications, instruction, and student expectations in the classroom.

Other workshops in this series:

    Please note: The Luther Burbank Center for the Arts is taking registration for these events. You will be routed to their website when pressing the Register Here button below.

    When Wednesday, November 17, 2021
    4:00pm - 5:30pm
    Location Virtual
    Presenter Sejal Thakkar
    Cost $100.00 (Or all 3 for $250! Save 50% on each additional person from your organization if you register together!)
    Audience Grade K-12 teachers, Administrators, Arts Specialists & Teaching Arts
    Registration closes 11/17/2021
    Registration Tracy Sawyer, Community Engagement Coordinator
    Luther Burbank Center for the Arts | 707.800.7529
    Questions Tracy Sawyer, Community Engagement Coordinator
    Luther Burbank Center for the Arts | 707.800.7529

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