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Addressing Bias in Schools: The What, Why and How

Multiple Cohort Options

COHORT 1

Classmates

November 7 and 14, 2022

School Teacher

TIME

4:30 - 5:45 pm Central Time

Empty Classroom

Session Occurs on Zoom

$249/person

DATE

LOCATION

COST / REGISTER

Recorded Access Until January 14, 2023

COHORT 2

Classmates

December 5 and 12, 2022

School Teacher

TIME

4:30 - 5:45 pm Central Time

Empty Classroom

Session Occurs on Zoom

$249/person

DATE

LOCATION

COST / REGISTER

Recorded Access Until February 12, 2023

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Extensive research highlights the negative impact bias has on K-12 students from historically disenfranchised populations. To address this issue, educators can adopt practical evidence-based strategies to disrupt bias and improve the experiences and academic outcomes for ALL students. 

In this two part series, Percy will teach what bias is, why it’s a natural function of the human brain, and how it negatively impacts the experiences of students and staff from historically disenfranchised populations. Percy will conclude the series by providing evidence based, easily applicable strategies that educators can apply immediately in their practice.
 

Participants in the workshop will leave with: 

  • Deepened awareness of what unconscious bias is and how it influences the experiences of historically disenfranchised students.

  • Evidence based strategies to personally disrupt unconscious bias..

  • Evidence based strategies educators can use in their classroom to ensure students are reflected in what they are learning.

Presenters

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Percy Brown, Jr.

Percy Brown Jr. is the Director of Learner FIRST Center for Civil Rights in Education. In 2016, Madison365 recognized Percy Brown, Jr. as one of the most influential African- Americans in the state of Wisconsin. Madison365 describes Percy as “one of the great leaders to arise from the south side of Madison.” In 2014, Percy was awarded the Educator of the Year award by the 100 Black Men chapter of Madison, WI. He also received the Urban League of Greater Madison President’s Rising Star award in 2015. Percy comes from a family of civil rights activists that fought for equal rights in the Jim Crow south during the 1950’s and 60’s in Bolivar County, Mississippi. His grandfather, Morgan Brown, Jr., was an educator for over 50 years and led most civil rights efforts in Bolivar County. Percy’s father, uncles and aunts were part of the first wave of blacks to desegregate white schools in Rosedale, Mississippi. Percy’s family activism is part of his lineage he carries into his work as an educational leader. Percy is currently the Director of Systems Improvement  for the Middleton Cross Plains Area School District, Senior Outreach Specialist for the Wisconsin Center for Education Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and CEO of North Star Consulting Services, Inc.