Join us as we discuss the importance of Anti-bias Education in Early Childhood classrooms! We will share resources and strategies for anti-bias instruction. Educators will leave with resources for how to talk about the Black Lives Matter movement with young learners and with access to lesson plans and visuals regarding the following topics: skin, hair, families, gender expression, and personal pronouns.
1. Discuss the importance of Anti-bias education in early childhood education.
2. Discuss implicit bias during social problem-solving.
3. Discuss strategies and resources to create a classroom anti-bias library.
4. Discuss strategies and review example lesson plans to implement anti-bias instruction in early childhood classrooms.
Includes 1 clock hour
Audience: Preschool and Kindergarten teachers and instructional assistants, and early learning coaches and administration.
Meet the instructor:
Julie Lockhart is a Partner Manager at the Haring Center for Inclusive Education. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood and Family Studies and her Masters of Education in Early Childhood Special Education from the University of Washington.
Julie’s work focuses on supporting special education and inclusion in early childhood programs. She supports the provision of training, coaching and consultation around inclusion and individualization for Early Achievers coaches.
Prior to joining the Haring Center team, Julie worked as a special education preschool teacher at the Experimental Education Unit for seven years. Julie has experience supporting special education students, dual language learners and students in the Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP). Julie is fluent in Spanish, and passionate about supporting dual language learners and collaborating with multilingual families. Julie also has experience coaching pre-service teachers in early childhood and special education. Julie is passionate about helping all students, families and adult learners to feel welcome and included in the classroom setting.
Molly Deutsch is an education specialist at the Haring Center for Inclusive Education. She received her Master’s degree in Special Education and Applied Behavior Analysis at the University of Washington.
Molly’s work focuses on coaching and consulting with providers and coaches in early childhood programs. She provides training, coaching and consultation around inclusion and individualization for Early Achievers coaches. She also works with Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) teachers, early childhood special education teachers and preschool teachers providing practice based coaching, consultation and training to support best practices in their classrooms.
Prior to joining the Haring Center, Molly worked as a BCBA with families and teachers in home, school and community settings. She has expertise in supporting mealtime behaviors and supporting learners in their natural environments and within inclusive, community-based settings. Molly has also worked in the Infant and Toddler Program, Preschool and DATA Project at the Experimental Education Unit.
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