Bias & Diversity Programming

Bias & Diversity Pilot Program

 

This new program, focusing on bias, awareness, and diversity training, is being designed for use with faculty and with students. The pilot of this program will be delivered to designated schools at no charge. Schools may sign up to request participation in the pilot program by clicking on the Request Pilot Program button below. 

This training includes two components: training for faculty and staff and curriculum for students. *Staff training for elementary schools is possible now but the curricula won't be available until later in 2021. We recommend that Elementary schools start with the faculty training and then just incorporate the curriculum once it becomes available.

Faculty Training

 

Training for staff is 3 hours and includes lecture, discussion, and utilizes a variety of media formats to engage all types of learners. Training for staff will explore the following topics: basic understanding of what bias is, how it is formed, and the most common types of bias; research about how bias impacts the student experience; how to create spaces for open and honest discussion about bias and diversity; and most importantly, how to combat bias in the classroom, in peer relationships, and in oneself. For the pilot of this new program, the faculty training is being designed as a webinar, but in future years we anticipate it being delivered in person at schools as an in-service training. 

Bias & Diversity Student Curriculum

The coordinating student curriculum was created for trained teachers to utilize in their classes. The student curriculum is designed to offer 15-20 minute lessons and can be done when/where you have time. Curriculum for students will provide a basic understanding of: bias and how it forms; the many benefits of incorporating diversity into our lives; the ways that bias impacts one's daily life; how to combat bias in oneself; how to confront bias in others; and how to talk openly and honestly about issues related to bias and diversity.