On April 11, the American Conference on Diversity will educate and empower educators to create multicultural learning environments where all students are embraced. With funding from the PNC Foundation, we will conduct a free one-day Anti-Bias Institute for early childhood educators, childcare providers, and students majoring in early childhood education who are nearing completion of their coursework. Open to educators and institutions in Central New Jersey, this event will be held at the Hyatt Regency, 2 Albany Street in New Brunswick, NJ, in the Conference BC room, from 9 a.m. to 3:30. Seating is limited, so register today!
Through instruction, facilitated dialogue, small group discussion, and opportunities for self-assessment, the Anti-Bias Institute enhances the ability of participants to work toward change around issues of multicultural education and to:
►Gain greater awareness of their own biases and how they can unintentionally be transferred to young children in your care
►Increase their knowledge of multicultural education
►Develop concrete skills to bring back to their workplace
“Today’s early childhood educators are change agents for tomorrow. It’s vital that they model inclusive behaviors to create classrooms where students develop a healthy relationship with diversity. This will help lay the foundation for a future of embracing diversity in our workplaces, schools, and communities!” says the American Conference on Diversity President and CEO Elizabeth Williams-Riley.
Anti-Bias Institute instructors will include the American Conference on Diversity Director of Education & Evaluation Pam Harris and Director of Youth/Collegiate Services Bari Katz.
What past participants said about the Anti-Bias Institute:
“The experiences I had…made me challenge my own assumptions and my own prejudiced thinking.”
“It raised my knowledge tremendously on the subject of multicultural education.”
“This session provided me with skills to work toward change in a multicultural curriculum in my program.”
“It gave me knowledge and ideas that I can use with the families I work with.”
Advance registration required. To register, visit http://americanconferenceondiversity.org/th_event/2014-anti-bias-institute or call 732-745-9330.
About the American Conference on Diversity
The programs, services, and initiatives of the American Conference on Diversity are among the most important work focused on creating a more inclusive society. It is the unfinished business of living in a highly diverse nation: educating and empowering our next generation of leaders; enhancing our workplaces; and helping to create inclusive communities. The American Conference on Diversity, which has been serving schools, organizations, workplaces, and communities in New Jersey since 1948, builds on a historic mission and creates programs and activities relevant and vital to 21st Century life. It is a journey we can all take together. The American Conference on Diversity operates Regional Community Networks covering all of New Jersey. Visit www.AmericanConferenceonDiversity.org to learn more.
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