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Embarking on the Anti-Bias Education Journey

July 2 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

A Conversation about Culture, Identity, Diversity, Justice, and Action brought to you by The Paradigm Project and BARIN

At the core of anti-bias education is a commitment to diversity and equity as foundational to professional practice and relationships. Anti-bias educators cultivate cognitive and social-emotional capacities that allow young children to develop strong identities, value differences, recognize unfairness, and act against discrimination. The implementation of anti-bias education requires educators to engage in critical reflection about their identities, attitudes, and selves as cultural beings. In this webinar, we will explore the goals of anti-bias education, consider practical tools and challenges, affirm the importance of self-reflection, review values about young children, and share lessons from the field. Join Luisiana Meléndez and Ilana Dvorin Friedman for this important conversation on anti-bias education.

Dr. Luisiana Meléndez is a Associate Clinical Professor at Erikson Institute and director of the Institute’s Bilingual/ESL Certificate Program. Dr. Meléndez frequently presents in national and local conferences. In addition to her work in early childhood teacher education and professional development, Dr. Meléndez is a member of the Early Childhood Committee of the Illinois State Board of Education.

Dr. Ilana Dvorin Friedman teaches courses for the MSECE Online program at Erikson Institute. She is passionate about Jewish early childhood education and rethinking the roles of inquiry, social justice, gender, and family partnerships within early childhood learning environments.

This webinar is brought to you by The Paradigm Project in collaboration with the Boston Area Reggio Inspired Network. To learn more about The Paradigm Project please visit: www.jparadigm.org/about