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Welcome to the first annual June Institute for Schools at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines Iowa!  

We hope you find what you need across this 3-day event focused on supports in the areas of literacy, mathematics, social-emotional-behavioral well-being and mental health, subgroups, and culture/climate! This site is for all attendees to have access to presenters and session materials.  This is not where you register.    

Please note that registration must be completed within the AEA Registration System, and that special sessions are pre-registration only. Registration links for the Conference and Special Sessions are located HERE.

*General Sessions, as well as session descriptions may change; additional general sessions may be added.  Session materials will be posted prior to the conference.  

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Thursday, June 13 • 10:15am - 2:30pm
Engaging in the Radical Discourse Needed to Interrupt Implicit Bias PART 1 and PART 2

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In the first session of this two-part, highly interactive workshop, participants will review key terminology, concepts and relationships related to implicit bias and racial microaggressions.  After reviewing SF-CESS’ framework for transformation, they will engage in exercises including review a text lifting student voices about their related experiences. In the second session, participants will be introduced to the concept of Discourse II and learn about and practice tools to engage in such radical discourse in the form of probing questions as a method to interrupt inequities and engage with others about difficult, equity related topics. These topics can be addressed within a MTSS system. Participants should register for both Part 1 and 2 of this session.
Part 1 of 2: Implicit Bias, Microaggressions and a Framework for Transformation
Part 2 of 2: Discourse II and Discourse II Probing Questions


Gregory Peters, Ed.D.

Dr. Peters is a school reform leader with a longstanding history working within both local and national efforts. Peters served as Principal of San Francisco’s Leadership High School – a National Demonstration and Mentor School.  At LHS, Peters and his teachers were highly commended for... Read More →

Thursday June 13, 2019 10:15am - 2:30pm CDT
  Culture/Climate, K-12
  • Conference Type Special Session
  • Session Type Professional Learning