Title

Biases: What Good and Fair People Need to Know

First Presenter's Institution

Denver Public Schools

Second Presenter's Institution

N/A

Third Presenter's Institution

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Fourth Presenter's Institution

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Fifth Presenter's Institution

N/A

Location

Session 8 (Scarbrough 2)

Strand #1

Academic Achievement & School Leadership

Relevance

Presenter will provide.

Brief Program Description

Educators view themselves as “good” and “fair” people and they are skeptical about being biased. Regardless of our declared beliefs, biases influence how we behave in regard to students of color. We are conditioned by experiences and the patterns we observe, both consciously and subconsciously. Those experiences and patterns have an influence on the way we behave. In this presentation, we will discuss the different types of biases, why we have them, and what we can do to be aware of our biases to help eliminate their effects.

Summary

Educators view themselves as “good” and “fair” people and they are skeptical about being biased. Regardless of our declared beliefs, biases influence how we behave in regard to students of color. We are conditioned by experiences and the patterns we observe, both consciously and subconsciously. Those experiences and patterns have an influence on the way we behave. In this presentation, we will discuss the different types of biases, why we have them, and what we can do to be aware of our biases to help eliminate their effects.

Evidence

Presenter will provide.

Format

Individual Presentation

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Wes Montoya is the principal at the Gilliam Youth Detention Center for Denver Public Schools, Denver, CO. He has worked with youth-at-risk, primarily Latino students, for more than 28 years. As a teacher, he taught math, science, and social studies, and has been a Dean of Students and an assistant principal in both low and high performing schools with free and reduced lunch (FRL) populations as high as 100%. Dr. Montoya has worked at the Colorado Department of Education as a Title I Senior Consultant. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Denver, Denver CO

Presentation Year

2020

Start Date

3-11-2020 9:45 AM

End Date

3-11-2020 11:00 AM

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Biases: What Good and Fair People Need to Know

Session 8 (Scarbrough 2)

Educators view themselves as “good” and “fair” people and they are skeptical about being biased. Regardless of our declared beliefs, biases influence how we behave in regard to students of color. We are conditioned by experiences and the patterns we observe, both consciously and subconsciously. Those experiences and patterns have an influence on the way we behave. In this presentation, we will discuss the different types of biases, why we have them, and what we can do to be aware of our biases to help eliminate their effects.