NYSUT and the Many Threads, One Fabric series presents "Sticks & Stones: Understanding Implicit Bias & Stereotypes."
This new, 4-hour workshop is helping educators by raising awareness of the role of Implicit Bias in classroom dynamics.
We encourage NYSUT members and local affiliates interested in participating in the workshop to complete the online submission form.
Implicit Bias refers to the attitudes, beliefs, or stereotypes that affect our understanding, actions, and decisions in an unconscious manner. These biases often manifest themselves 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.
This session will share real-life examples of different implicit bias, microaggressions, and stereotypes, how they impact our schools, and provide practical strategies to address and confront them in ourselves and others.
- 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.
About the Workshops
- Workshops can be virtual or in-person upon request
- Participants will be eligible to receive CTLE credit
- There is no cost for the participants and providers for the workshop
Our goal is to continue expanding this important training across the state, so we encourage you to experience and share this opportunity with others. This takes courage. Thank you for your interest!
For more information: 'Union workshops explore implicit bias.' NYSUT United, July/August 2021.