Racial-Ethnic Identity Development Workshop Series

March 2 at 12:30 pm - 16 at 2:00 pm EDT, 2021
Online Web Meeting

“Racial identity is not just another tool, it’s the toolbox.” - Dr. Ali Michael

Racial identity development is a key component of infant, early childhood, adolescent, and adult development. Deepening your understanding of your own identity and other’s identities has a positive impact on learning environments. It also supports more positive relationships between community members such as between learner, parents and educators as well as colleagues.

Through individual reflection and writing, one-on-one partner share, and small group discussions participants will gain the following:

  • Reflect on their own racial identities and experiences as a Jewish educator
  • Examine models of racial-ethnic identity development and how it impacts their educational work
  • How to create educational experiences with these models in mind

Dates: Tuesday, March 2, 2021 & Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Time: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM ET

Who: Educators working with early childhood through teens

Important Notes:

  • This workshop series will be interactive and will not be recorded.
  • Participants commit to attending both sessions when registering for this series.
  • Participation in the workshop Children's Development of Difference after this series is recommended.

Featured Presenter:

Dr. Sandra Chapman headshot

Dr. Sandra Chapman | Sandra (Chap) Chapman, Ed. D. is the Founder of Chap Equity, an organization rooted in the belief that, through teamwork, we can learn more about ourselves and others; discuss and discover the foundational research needed to address the needs in a community; create conversations that support individuals where they are and confront barrier issues; and create actionable steps towards building stronger educational communities. In addition, Dr. Chap is the Deputy Director of Programs and Curriculum at the Perception Institute, where she identifies opportunities to translate the mind sciences and other essential concepts into interactive trainings that build the capacity for clients to transform their organizations. Chap facilitates workshops on racial identity development, racial microaggressions, implicit bias, and racial anxiety in education, healthcare, and within organizations. Embedded within each concept are tools for helping individuals override unconscious phenomena linked to identity and better connect behavior with values. Dr. Chap currently serves as the Lead on Identity for the Great First Eight Infant and Toddler curriculum development project, led by Dr. Nell K. Duke at the University of Michigan. Great First Eight is a full day, project-based curriculum designed to integrate all disciplines, prioritizing science and social studies to an unprecedented degree for the infant through primary grades, and to support educators in enacting culturally relevant pedagogy. 


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