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[SUMM22] Disrupting the Narrative (8/11): Anti-Bias Tools for Choosing Texts is a Course

[SUMM22] Disrupting the Narrative (8/11): Anti-Bias Tools for Choosing Texts

Apr 27, 2022 - Aug 31, 2022

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Full course description

Workshop Information

Date: Thursday, August 11th, 2022

Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm (ET)

Location: Online (Zoom) 

Who Should Enroll?
This online workshop has been designed as a professional development opportunity for Pre-K-12 school-based educators including department heads, coaches, teacher leaders, and teachers.

Workshop Description:

This workshop will provide participants with the practical tools and reflective opportunities to evaluate and adjust classroom texts and instruction to address instances of bias. In this 90-minute workshop, participants will first learn about bias in our classrooms and that there are multiple paths for addressing and disrupting bias. Leaders and teachers will review and analyze David Sadker’s 7 Forms of Bias and textual examples for each. Participants will then actively participate in informed decision-making around their own curricular texts and consider alternative approaches in mitigating detected bias.

Program Benefits:

After participating in this session, educators will:

  • Recognize their own identities and perspectives and better understand how these may shape their teaching practices and mitigate bias 
  • Investigate the 7 Forms of Bias and examples 
  • Apply a critical literacy lens and an anti-bias protocol to classroom texts - Turnkey components of anti-bias protocol for use in participants’ various communities 

Certification of Completion:

Please note that participants will not receive academic credit nor a transcript documenting their participation in this workshop series. However, all participants will receive a certificate of completion. 

Fees & Policies:
Tuition includes all instructional materials. Participants receive a certificate of participation.

Registration closes at the start of the workshop. Refunds will only be granted up until the start of the workshop. No refunds will be granted for registration or technical errors on the participant's part (such as incorrect name/email, login failure, etc.).

Additional offerings from the Lynch School Professional & Continuing Education Office can be found on our website

Workshop Presenter

Lisa Portadin
Lisa Portadin is a Literacy Coach in the Boston Public Schools’ Division of Academics.She began her career teaching high school English and over the course of the last 24 years, has been a middle school teacher, an elementary school teacher, and a school-based coach. Understanding how and why secondary students struggled to read was her impetus for investigating reading in the early grades. Lisa is also a faculty member, teacher candidate supervisor, and doctoral candidate at Northeastern University, where she teaches courses in reading and ESL. Lisa is passionate about shaping and supporting teachers' evolving practice in literacy.