This conference series seeks to accomplish the following:
Help teachers embrace their identities and the privilege associated with those identities
Help teachers understand how their identities influence and impact their instructional practice.
(Developing a Reflective Practice) a.) Acknowledgement of ones biases b.) Critical reflection on teaching practice c.) Realize that ones biases and experiences directly impacts what students can/cannot learn 3. Create a counter narrative to stereotypes typically associated with children of color and children in poverty. (Critical Race Pedagogy)
4.Empower teachers and students to embody a classroom that is engaging and responsive to all. (Responsive Instruction) a.) Provide tools for immediate application