Presentation Title

"Not Me, I Love All Children!": Reflective Experiences to Identify and Overcome Implicit Bias in Classrooms and Therapeutic Spaces

Primary Presenter Brief Bio

Dina Walker-DeVose is an assistant professor in the area of Child and Family Development and a Faculty Fellow at Georgia Southern University. Dr. Walker DeVose has both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Child Development, an additional master’s degree in Educational Technology and a Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction. With over fifteen years of experience in higher education, Dr. Walker-DeVose utilizes a variety of teaching pedagogy to help students think critically about the social and cultural context of children and families. Walker-DeVose finds service learning to be a valuable tool to support student’s social, emotional, cognitive, and professional growth. In her personal life, she enjoys cooking,
photography, and spending time with her husband and children.

Type of Presentation

Regular Session

Location

Room 2911

Topic Category

Strand 4: Including All Children

Targeted Age Group

Infant, Toddler, Preschool, Kindergarten, Elementary/Afterschool, Adult Learners

Targeted Audience

Family Child Care, Child Care Center, Directors/Administrators, Early Intervention Providers, After-School Providers, College Faculty/Trainers/TA, Primary Grades, Faith Based

Brief Session Description

The face of the United States is changing. Black, brown and tan faces are becoming more plentiful, especially in the southern regions of the country. How do the changing demographics affect our work with children? Are we providing high-quality education and access to resources appropriate for all children? How do the implicit biases we all have affect the teacher/counselorchild relationship? The big IDEA is a model that attempts to address the issue of implicit biases in our professional work with children. In this session, participants will engage in reflective exercises and experiences designed to help them begin the work of recognizing and uprooting their implicit biases. Participants will leave with a new understanding and a plan of action for moving forward in a way that is supportive of all children.

Full Session Description

The face of the United States is changing. Black, brown and tan faces are becoming more plentiful, especially in the southern regions of the country. How do the changing demographics affect our work with children? Are we providing high-quality education and access to resources appropriate for all children? How do the implicit biases we all have affect the teacher/counselorchild relationship? The big IDEA is a model that attempts to address the issue of implicit biases in our professional work with children. In this session, participants will engage in reflective exercises and experiences designed to help them begin the work of recognizing and uprooting their implicit biases. Participants will leave with a new understanding and a plan of action for moving forward in a way that is supportive of all children.

Start Date

January 2019

End Date

January 2019

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Jan 26th, 1:15 PM Jan 26th, 2:45 PM

"Not Me, I Love All Children!": Reflective Experiences to Identify and Overcome Implicit Bias in Classrooms and Therapeutic Spaces

Room 2911

The face of the United States is changing. Black, brown and tan faces are becoming more plentiful, especially in the southern regions of the country. How do the changing demographics affect our work with children? Are we providing high-quality education and access to resources appropriate for all children? How do the implicit biases we all have affect the teacher/counselorchild relationship? The big IDEA is a model that attempts to address the issue of implicit biases in our professional work with children. In this session, participants will engage in reflective exercises and experiences designed to help them begin the work of recognizing and uprooting their implicit biases. Participants will leave with a new understanding and a plan of action for moving forward in a way that is supportive of all children.