Implicit Bias: From Awareness to Positive Change

Friday, September 29, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Eastern


In this session, Dr. Rosemarie Allen will explore the role of implicit bias through the lens of her expertise in Pre-K and elementary school classrooms. She will help attendees working in a variety of contexts to understand the dynamics of implicit bias and its impacts, challenge us to reflect on our own unspoken biases, and share strategies to minimize our biases in professional settings.

Learning Objectives

  • Develop awareness of one’s own ‘hot buttons’ as related to children’s behaviors and understand the importance of providing opportunities for children and adults to comprehend their own, as well as others’ emotions.
  • Foster an understanding of implicit bias and its impact on teaching, learning, and interacting.
  • Use culturally responsive practices to develop supportive environments and implement strategies for developing social emotional competencies.

About the Speaker

Rosemarie Allen has been an educational leader for over 30 years and is a national expert on implicit bias and culturally responsive practices. She is currently the President & CEO of the Institute for Racial Equity and Excellence.

How to Connect

This session will be hosted in APAN Connect. Please register for the Virtual Conference to obtain connection details. An email will be sent each day of the conference containing session login information.

Session Materials

Slides and resources will be posted here closer to the session date.

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