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Culturally Competent Educators: Building Brilliance in Black and Brown Children
Epiphany Parish Hall (The Great Hall)
Seattle, WA
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Hilltop Educator Institute Presents:
Culturally Competent Educators: Building Brilliance in Black and Brown Children
Saturday, October 13th, 2018
Facilitated by Dr. Eddie Moore Jr, Sarah Felstiner, Tilman Smith and Theressa Lenear

Location: The Great Hall at Epiphany Parish - 1805 38th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122


As teachers and educators, it is important for you to know yourself as cultural beings; to become familiar with other cultures and see their social realities through their lens; to recognize and examine your own participation and benefits of privilege gained by the color of your skin; to recognize and examine your own biased perceptions, assumptions and attitudes around race, class, gender, sexual orientation, language and finally to engage in social action.

This workshop will look at good teaching strategies that will engage students across all boundaries of socioeconomics.  This session will look at ways you can engage students in the important issues that are opportunities for active learning, engage students in big picture thinking and breaking it down into pieces as they connect the dots, engage students in action  real life experiences with opportunities for reflection and engage students to help deepen their understanding of self and all the elements of living as a cultural being.

Morning Session

In the morning session led by Dr. Eddie Moore Jr., we will raise the crucial questions about teaching and learning across race lines, in a racially unequal and segregated society. With a lens focused equally (and with critical compassion) on white women and black boys, Dr. Moore Jr will offer thoughtful, urgent, personal, and concrete suggestions for moving beyond "the stereotypes, the misinformation, and the lies we have been taught about Black boys" to new habits of understanding, respecting, and connecting that instead help unleash young peoples full human contributions.

This workshop will introduce  The Guide for White Women Teaching Black Boys  (publication date October 2017), which was created to support White Women to engage in concentrated, focused inquiry around their relationships with Black male students and the impact on those relationships of race and racism.

This guide requires the reader to work through activities that may challenge them, ask them to honestly reflect on who they are and where they come from, and to reflect on what their role is in possibly perpetuating an inherently white and privileged society. By engaging in personal and professional introspective work, this guide takes the readers through works by experts, stories by educators and students, and videos that will help personalize the educational lives of black males.

Afternoon Session

Following lunch, Sarah Felstiner from Hilltop, Theressa Lenear from the Goddard College and Tilman Smith, Childcare Resource Coach will lead us through the afternoon in conversation about how the considerations above play out in an early childhood context.  They will share stories and lead discussions about the particular opportunities for supporting and improving the experience of children of color, in classrooms and schools serving young children.

By the end of this workshop, you will be equipped with additional tools and skills to overcome unconscious bias and forge authentic connections with your Black and Brown students.

About the Presenters

Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr. has pursued and achieved success in academia, business, diversity, leadership and community service. Dr. Moore is recognized as one of the nations top motivational speakers and educators especially for his work with students K-16. Dr. Moore is the Founder/Program Director for the White Privilege Conference (WPC), [www.whiteprivilegeconference.com].

This event is FREE for all of City of Seattle DEEL staff and DEEL's early learning partners in the Seattle Preschool Program (SPP), the SPP Pathway Program, and the Step Ahead Program!

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

Clock Hours are available. Please contact institute@hilltopcc.org to request Clock Hours. For more information on how to receive Clock Hours, please visit STARS Hours to Clock Hours

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

The 2018-19 Educator Discussion Series is sponsored by KidsQuest Children's Museum. A big thank you for their commitment to advancing diversity, social justice, and partnership within and outside the city of Seattle!

KidsQuest Children's Museum

Thank you to the Department of Education and Early Learning (DEEL) who has provided free registrations for all of City of Seattle DEEL staff and DEEL's early learning partners in the Seattle Preschool Program (SPP), the SPP Pathway Program, and the Step Ahead Program for each event this year!

Seattle Department of Education and Early Learning

Many thanks to the Bertschi School whose generous support made this series possible:

The Bertschi School

Tickets are non-refundable one week before the event date.  Refunds can be requested from Brown Paper Tickets up until one week before the event.  If you become unable to attend the event after the refund deadline, please feel free to transfer your registration to another attendee.  Simply have your guest sign-in at the event using the name given at registration.
Saturday Oct 13, 2018 8:30 AM - Saturday Oct 13, 2018 3:30 PM | Free - $165.00


Epiphany Parish Hall (The Great Hall) (View)
1805 38th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
United States


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Education > Workshops

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Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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