Sticks & Stones: Understanding and Challenging Implicit Bias & Stereotypes
This two-part workshop will share real-life examples of implicit bias, microaggressions and stereotypes, how they impact our schools, and provide practical strategies to address and confront them in ourselves and others.
Implicit Bias refers to the attitudes, beliefs or stereotypes that affect our understanding, actions and decisions in an unconscious manner. These biases often manifest in the forms of microaggressions and stereotypes. Everyone has implicit bias, but few of us are aware of it and how it impacts our daily experiences. For educators, Implicit Bias may have a negative effect on our students' behavior and academic outcomes.
Workshop participants will:
- Define implicit bias and identify key characteristics.
- Define microaggressions and identify key characteristics.
- Define stereotypes and identify key characteristics.
- Identify specific steps and strategies to challenge implicit bias, microaggressions, and stereotypes
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