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Leading Anti-bias Early Childhood Programs During Changing and Challenging Times
The 2100 Building
Seattle, WA
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Hilltop's Educator Discussion Series Presents:
Leading Anti-bias Early Childhood Programs During Changing and Challenging Times
Friday, December 2nd
Facilitated by John Nimmo & Debbie LeeKeenan

This full-day workshop invites program leaders and educators interested in growing anti-bias programs to join in conversation with our field's leading thinkers on the topic. This interactive session will provide a framework for intentional and strategic leadership and examine what is involved in whole program transformation, in classrooms with children, and working with staff and with families. Time will be provided for action planning and applying the ideas to your own setting, so groups and teams from an organization or school are encouraged to attend together. This session will draw from the presenters' recent book with co-author Louise Derman-Sparks, Leading Anti-bias Programs: A Guide for Change, and will examine some of the new challenges for leaders in social justice work with young children.

This event is offered as a collaboration between Hilltop Educator Institute and the City of Seattle's Department of Education and Early Learning (DEEL). Limited free registration options are available for all of DEEL's early learning partners in the Seattle Preschool Program (SPP), SPP Pathway, ECEAP, or Step Ahead Programs. Please enquire for more information.

Washington STARS hours available - please bring your MERIT I.D. number.

Part of the Hilltop Educator Institute event series. Check out our other events!

About the presenters:
John is assistant professor of Early Childhood Education at Portland State University, and was previously director of the Child Study Center and associate professor at the University of New Hampshire. He is co-author of the books Leading Anti-Bias Early Childhood Programs, Loris Malaguzzi and the Teachers, and Emergent Curriculum, as well as numerous articles and chapters. Johns research focuses on childrens participation in their community and he is currently working on an international video project on childrens rights.

Debbie LeeKeenan is a visiting professor of Early Childhood Education at Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She consults widely, locally, nationally and internationally. Her publications include co-author of Leading Anti-bias Early Childhood Programs: A Guide for Change with Louise Derman-Sparks and John Nimmo, as well as chapters and articles in Young Children, Voices of the Practitioner, Theory into Practice, the first edition of The Hundred Languages of Children, and Proactive Parenting: Guiding Your Child from Two to Six.  Past professional experience includes over 40 years of teaching in diverse university, public schools, and early childhood settings in Massachusetts, New York City, New Mexico, Philadelphia and Taiwan. Debbie was also former director of the Eliot-Pearson Children's School at Tufts University for 17 years where she led the school in their anti-bias journey.

Please note, if you would like lunch provided for you at the event, please select the appropriate registration options below.  Those selecting a registration option that includes lunch should watch for an email from Ingallina's Catering two weeks before the event date with information about placing their lunch order. Those selecting a registration option including lunch, but not responding to the invitation to provide their lunch order will automatically receive a Smoked Turkey & Havarti sandwich at the event.  Other nearby options for lunch include FareStart @2100 Cafe, Borracchini's Bakery, and Taco Time, among other.

Many thanks to our Educator Discussion Series sponsors:


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Friday Dec 02, 2016 8:30 AM - Friday Dec 02, 2016 4:00 PM | Free - $165.00


The 2100 Building (View)
2100 24th Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98144
United States


Education > Classes
Education > Workshops

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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