Never Too Young
Children begin developing a sense of self at a very young age. Through discussion and hands-on activities, participants will explore the complexities of identity and bias, and why it is important for children to not only have a positive sense of self, but to also engage with people and perspectives that are different from their own. Educators will gain techniques to use cultural objects, as well as tips to engage families.
“I loved the way they [the facilitators] remind us how we can bring the community to our school so budget or time doesn’t stop us.”
“This was a great presentation. Ignited my curiosity of allowing more child-led exploration.”
“This was so fantastic. It was so useful, interactive, and creative. Engaging from start to finish.”
Young Children & Identity
- We will explore the science and scholarship about how young children see themselves and others so as to understand why it is important to consider identity when teaching young children.
- Participants will discuss the many elements of a person’s identity.
Diversity & Inclusion
- We will define both terms and examine the role they play in our classrooms or programs.
Our Own Bias
- What is the difference between explicit and implicit bias and how do we counteract implicit bias in our teaching?
Positive Sense of Self
- Using community and objects to create lessons or programs that promote a positive sense of self?