07/21/20 – Leader in Me: “Unconscious Bias and Equity in Education”

Mayfield Middle School Auditorium – 112 W. College St. – Mayfield, KY 42066

Tuesday, July 21, 2020 – 8:30am – 4:30pm. There will be a 1 hour break for lunch.

Unconscious, or implicit, bias refers to attitudes or social stereotypes that affect our understanding, actions, and decisions—without our conscious awareness.

A growing number of studies highlight the profound long-term impacts of teachers’ unconscious bias on student outcomes. As educators, we care about our students and want them to be successful, so accepting the possibility that unconscious bias may be impacting our classroom is difficult to imagine. Despite the difficult nature of this possibility/topic/awareness, it is essential we understand the impacts of unconscious bias in schools and work to grow our awareness to help ensure an equal chance of success for all our students.

Help your staff identify and reduce bias, and create an equitable environment where all students, educators, and families can thrive.