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Facilitating Critical Conversations

January 29 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Gain resources to help educators and students talk openly about historical roots and contemporary manifestations of social inequality and discrimination. Explore commonly held beliefs and biases that influence educators’ abilities to be responsive to all students. Engage in personal reflection; explore strategies for facilitating critical conversations with students and colleagues; plan student-centered instruction and investigate ways to teach about implicit bias, race, racism and other critical topics.

This is the third session in our Teaching Tolerance Series. You do not need to have attended the previous sessions to attend this one.


●             Reflect on personal assumptions and implicit bias.

●             Identify strategies and resources to help students explore their own identities and the identities of others.

●             Implement anti-bias attitudes and beliefs into curriculum and school goals.

●             Build and draw upon intergroup awareness, understanding and skills.

●             Gain tools for facilitating conversations about race, racism and other critical topics.

Presenter: Teaching Tolerance, Kim Burkhalter

During her 25 years as an administrator with Wichita Public Schools, Kim Burkhalter served as the Director of Equity/Diversity and Magnet Programs, was on the Board of Directors for Magnet Schools of America and led the Wichita Alliance of Black School Educators. Her sense of obligation to educational equity has strengthened her promotion of student diversity within school programs.


January 29
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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NYC Charter School Center – Training Room
111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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Suggested Audience
Administrators, Deans/Coaches, Directors of Curriculum and Assessments, ELL Teachers, General Education Teachers, School Leaders, Social Workers/Counselors, Special Education Leads, Special Education Teachers
Seat Type
NSS: National Speaker Series
Suggested Grade Level