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  • Social and Cognitive Skills
An Educators Guide to Preparing to Teach DEI Topics in the Classroom

Date: Monday, May 22
Time: 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Instructors: Romina Pacheco, PhD, and Anna Weiser, PsyD
Grades: K – 8
Audience codes: A/E
Price: $120

Why this workshop:

In order to build community and success for all students, it is critical to promote Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in all aspects of the curriculum, instruction, and school life. Research shows a strong correlation between a student’s sense of belonging and level of classroom engagement. By intentionally and thoughtfully integrating DEI in the classroom, students learn to honor and respect differences while growing intellectually, socially, and emotionally.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Evaluate instructional materials to ensure comprehensiveness and inclusivity
  • Select varied resources to build sufficient background knowledge
  • Create guidelines and routines for classroom discourse that lead to productive and equitable conversations
  • Plan lessons that explicitly address DEI content using deliberate teacher questioning and language
  • Manage differences of opinion and promote empathy
  • Gain actionable resources and tools to plan for DEI related content in the classroom

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