Learning Opportunity

Talking About Racism in Schools

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Facilitator: Helen Emeny
Date:January 24, 2023
Time:4:00 pm to 5:00 pm MTN
No Charge
Location: Virtual
Session Code: 23-IE-338
Focus: Inclusive Education

Target Audience

Teachers, School-based Administrators, Instructional/Learning Coaches, District Leaders/Consultants, Educational/Instructional Assistants

About this Learning Opportunity

The topic of racism is often avoided in schools because educators do not recognize racism as a problem. Educators may avoid talking about race for fear of saying the “wrong thing”. It is critical, however, to step bravely into conversations about race in order to create an educational environment that is safe and welcoming for all students and staff. This session will explore ways that educators can lead conversations about race and become better allies to their BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour) students and colleagues.

This is Part #3 of Brave Space; 23-IE-107-Brave Spaces: Beginning Conversations About Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Allyship from October 20, 2022.

However you did not have to be a registrant of that session to take this session.

This session addresses the LQS competencies

  • #2: Modeling Commitment to Professional Learning
  • #4: Leading a Learning Community

This session addresses the TQS competencies

  • #2: Engaging in Career-Long Learning
  • #3: Demonstrating a Professional Body of Knowledge

This learning opportunity is being subsidized through funding from Alberta Education.

About the Facilitator

Helen Emeny

Helen Emeny has been a passionate educator for over 25 years. In addition to working as an elementary classroom teacher, Helen has developed her pedagogical skills as a learning coach, Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI) teacher, and assistant principal. Most recently, Helen has worked at the division level as an English as an Additional Language (EAL) consultant and has been a guest speaker... Read more »