THE STORIES WE TELL

School and Central Office Employees

Our ideas and beliefs come from a variety of sources to form stories that shape our identities. Through storytelling we create personal connections, build community, form a lens through which we see the world, and shape social norms. In this module, learn how the stories we tell ourselves and each other impact individual relationships and society. Start the module.

MIRRORS AND WINDOWS

School and Central Office Employees

In advancing equity, we often use a mirrors and windows metaphor to describe the stories we develop to reflect our identities, perspectives, and culture. Mirrors reflect things that are familiar to us while windows validate our ideas about ourselves and the world. In this module, learn how our windows and mirrors can impact critical consciousness and expand our perspective in a diverse world. Start the module.

IMPLICIT BIAS AND THE BRAIN

School and Central Office Employees

Brain science shows us that most of our actions occur without conscious thought so that we can function quickly in a complex world. This means that we are often unaware of our internal biases and how those biases shape our attitudes, thoughts, feelings, and behavior. In this module, learn the meaning of implicit bias and its impact on our relationships, institutions, and culture. Start the module.

FACILITATED LIVE VIRTUAL TRAINING

If you identify as a human being, who breathes and thinks, you have implicit bias. While you cannot eliminate these biases, you can mitigate the effects that they have on policies, practices, and procedures. During this live session, we will discuss the learning from Modules 1, 2, and 3. We will also look at some strategies to mitigate the effects of implicit bias.

If you have not completed all three modules, please do so before scheduling the Module 4 Live Virtual Training.

SCHOOL-based employees ONLY

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CENTRAL OFFICE employees ONLY

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*If you are a central employee, Module 4 workshops will be facilitated by the Office of Organizational Development Effectiveness (ODE).