Tools To Identify and Eliminate Bias In The K-12 Classroom

Former OCR investigator Brandon Washington will discuss his experiences investigating discrimination and bias in the K-12 environment. You will learn how to identify and eliminate these problems.

What You'll Learn

  • What teacher-on-student bias situations often arise in K-12 schools?
  • What new techniques can you use to respond to bias?
  • How should you handle uncomfortable situations that do not rise to the level of discrimination or harassment?
  • How can you identify and check your personal bias?
  • What tough conversations around race, equity, and inclusion should you have?
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Training Overview

Eradicate bias at school. Apply new techniques to provide a better learning environment.

Bias abounds in society and is magnified in K-12 schools. You must investigate discrimination to determine how to ensure students in every classroom feel valued and included.

By identifying your own bias and understanding how bias affects students, you can apply tangible new techniques to provide a better learning environment.

  • What teacher-on-student bias situations often arise in K-12 schools?
  • What new techniques can you use to respond to bias?
  • How should you handle uncomfortable situations that do not rise to the level of discrimination or harassment?
  • How can you identify and check your personal bias?
  • What tough conversations around race, equity, and inclusion should you have?
Recommended Audience
Who Should Attend?
  • Educators
  • Assistant principals
  • School administrators
  • Human Resources
  • Teaching Assistants
  • Paraeducators
  • Principals
  • School board members
  • Superintendents
What's included
Training includes
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • All resources and training materials
About

Expert Presenter

Brandon Washington
  • Senior Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at EverQuote Inc., an online insurance marketplace based in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Formerly Associate Vice Chancellor for Equal Opportunity and Compliance at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (UNC)
  • Served as the Chief Diversity Officer and Title IX Coordinator at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, Florida
  • Spent five years as an investigator, trainer, and mediator with the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
  • Licensed attorney in North Carolina
  • B.S. in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina
  • MBA from Charleston Southern University
  • J.D. from Florida A&M College of Law