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The equity-based seminars are designed to support educators, administrators, and other leaders across the education field to build the skills needed to promote educational equity in schools. They serve as professional learning opportunities with the goal of engaging educators in critical discourse about the role of identity, culture, and inclusion in education.

**Our equity-based seminars will be offered at no cost to our community of educators and leaders. We want to make sure you are fueled and ready to engage and learn, so we’re providing a light dinner and beverages.

Sept. 20: Developing Equitable and Culturally Responsive Curriculum

Focus: Science and Integrated Math and Humanities

Lead Facilitators: Emily Abedon & Angela Flynn

Date: Thursday, September 20th

Time: 4:30-7:00 pm

Location: Gordon School  | 45 Maxfield Avenue | East Providence, R.I. 02914

Seminar Description: During this seminar, educators and leaders have the opportunity to participate in engaging activities that will provide a framework for teachers who are beginning to think about what equitable and culturally responsive curriculum looks like in science and integrated math and humanities.

Angela Flynn will share the student-driven processes that she has used to develop an integrative and reflective middle school science unit that uses brain science, sociology, and biology to guide students in uncovering misconceptions about their understanding of racial identity and implicit bias. Part of this curriculum includes her innovative TEDEd lesson, “The Science of Skin Color,” which has been viewed over 1 million times and customized by other educators over 300 times.

Emily Abedon will guide participants through the process of embedding equitable and culturally responsive practices in an integrated math and humanities, lower school, curriculum. Educators will see how students consider multiple perspectives throughout a math graphing unit. Participants will practice using Emily’s equity lesson planning tool as they immerse themselves in the idea that “What you see depends on where you stand.”

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Oct. 11: Checking Your Implicit Biases

Focus: Self-Identity Development

Lead Facilitators: Diversity Talks

Date: October 11, 2018

Time: 4:30-7:00 pm

Location: Moore Hall: Center for Inclusive Education at Providence College | 1 Cunningham Square | Providence, Rhode Island 02918 (Huxley Gate entrance).

Seminar Description: The Kirwin Institute defines implicit biases as attitudes or stereotypes that are activated unconsciously and involuntarily. Our goal during this seminar is to help educators and leaders become more aware of the implicit biases they have and acknowledge how they might show up in their classrooms and schools. Participants will have the opportunity to explore how their environment and value system influences implicit biases. With greater awareness, we can successfully interrupt our biases in an effort to better serve all students.


*Parking will be available at the Anderson Stadium Garage (the next under/next to the soccer field).

Nov. 8: Engaging Students Using Culturally Relevant Content

Focus: Social Justice, Culturally Responsive Teaching, Visual Arts

Lead Facilitators: RISD Museum staff and R.I educators

Date: November 8th, 2018

Time: 4:30-7:00 pm

Location: RISD Museum at Rhode Island School of Design Museum | 20 N. Main Street | Providence, R.I. 02903

Seminar Description: TBA

**Additional details are developing and will be posted soon. Please make sure to check back with us.

Dec. 11: EduColor- A Movement Not a Moment

Focus: TBA

Lead Facilitators: EduColor Leaders

Date: December 11th, 2018

Time: 4:30-7:00 pm

Location: TBA

Seminar Description: TBA

**Details are developing and will be posted soon. Please make sure to check back with us.