Equitable and Inclusive Schools We are excited to offer a series of diversity workshops for teachers as part of Summer Institute. These diversity awareness workshops explore the impact of race and culture on school climate, and examine embedded bias that affects student engagement. Participants will return to school with a new level of insight with regard to the diverse cultures we serve. We are hopeful these may seed the conversations you are already having at your schools about out increasingly diverse community. Please consider sending pairs or teams of teachers to one or more of these sessions (see session information below).

Ensuring Inclusive Curriculum
This one day, three hour course will explore articles, books, films, and other material to consider
possible bias or unintended messages that could affect student engagement and performance.
Content will explore both particular academic subjects, and will also broadly consider the
messages that are delivered by overall school through curriculum, policies, assemblies, bulletin
boards, etc. This session will be presented by the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities.
Date: 7/29/2009
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Location: New Bridge Auditorium
SRN#: 200913217101


Exploring the Roots of Prejudice
This one day, three hour interactive session focuses on the roots and manifestations of
prejudice. Participants will increase sensitivity to and awareness of diversity issues so that they
can create classrooms and school environments free from the distractions created by prejudice,
stereotypes, and bigotry. We will discuss the reflection date at the conclusion of the class. This
session will be presented by the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities.
Date: 7/27/2009
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Location: New Bridge Staff Development Room (upstairs)
SRN#: 200913217201

Navigating Race in Schools
This one day, three hour course explores the impact of race on student and educator self-
conception. After learning about a model of racial identity development designed by Bailey
Jackson and Rita Hardiman, participants will consider ways in which individuals at different
levels of identity development might engage in conflict, and will strategize appropriate and
effective responses to those situations. This session will be presented by the Virginia Center for
Inclusive Communities.
Date: 7/23/2009
Time: 9:00am-12:00am
Location: New Bridge Staff Development Room (upstairs)
SRN#: 200913217301


Responding to Bullying and Harassment

This one day, three hour course helps educators consider how they can respond to bullying and
harassment in age-appropriate, educationally-grounded ways. By discussing strategies and
practicing skills, participants will be able to take advantage of unplanned “teachable moments”
that arise in the classroom, hallway, or athletic field in order to support school environments of
inclusion. This session will be presented by the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities.
Suggested Date: 8/3/2009
Suggested Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Location: New Bridge Auditorium
SRN#: 2009132209101

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