This two-day workshop focuses on the complexities of cultural proficiency, diversity, equity, and inclusion. Over the course of these two days, we will explore and examine the ways in which biases and conversational strategies impact our ability to effectively engage with diverse communities as well as how to design inclusive environments within a Brave Space.

Our first day will focus on understanding the complexities of cultural proficiency and its relevance in today's world. We will begin by defining key terms such as diversity, equity, and inclusion, and exploring their importance in creating thriving and innovative learning spaces. We will also delve into the impact of bias and how it can shape our perceptions and interactions with/of others. Through interactive activities and exercises, we will develop a deeper understanding of how our own biases can affect our relationships with others and our ability to create inclusive learning spaces.

On the second day of the workshop, we will build upon the skills and knowledge gained on day one, and focus on developing practical strategies for engaging in necessary conversations around diversity and inclusion. We will explore various conversational strategies, including active listening, asking open-ended questions, and using non-judgmental inclusive language. We will also learn how to recognize and navigate power dynamics in conversations, and how to create Brave Spaces for dialogue and learning.

Throughout the workshop, we will use a combination of individual reflection, small group activities, and large group discussions to create a collaborative and engaging learning environment. Many of our activities will include the effective use of technology for both equitable interaction as well as documentation of our learning. This is essentially how participants will create their own "binder" from the workshop. By the end of the two days, participants will leave with a greater understanding of the complexities of cultural proficiency, a toolkit of strategies for engaging in necessary conversations, and the confidence to create more inclusive and equitable learning spaces.

There will be a follow-up 2 hour Coaching Session online. TBA.
Ken (He/Him/His) currently holds an M.A. in Education with a specialization in Educational Technology as well as New Media Design and Production. He has worked as an Educator for over 20 years and spent most of his classroom experience teaching technology at the Middle School level. As a part of his active involvement within the Educational Technology community, Ken is an Apple Distinguished Educator, a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, and a Google Certified Innovator. Ken has worked extensively at the policy level with a number of State Departments of Education, Ministries of Education, non-Profits, and was appointed to the Education Technology Task Force formed by a previous California State Superintendent of Public Instruction. Ken regularly gives keynotes, presentations, consults, and leads workshops, covering a wide variety of Educational Technology, Equity and Inclusion, Anti-Bias/Anti-Racist, Multimedia Literacy, Cultural Intelligences, Visual Storytelling, and Instructional Design topics. Ken is the ISTE Digital Equity PLN 2018 Excellence Award winner. Due to his extensive and broad impact, Ken has also been named by EdTech Magazine as an influencer to follow.
International School of Basel

Address: Fleischbachstrasse 2, 4153 Reinach, BL, Switzerland

Phone: +41 61 715 33 33

8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Registration at 8:00 am
on the 30th of September 2023
USD 850 Till 15th September 2023
USD 800 Early Bird Offer Till 30th July 2023
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