Anti-Bias Curriculum: Tools for Empowering Young Children,

"Differences do not create bias. Children learn prejudice from prejudice—not from learning about human diversity."

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For 75 years, Pacific Oaks College & Children’s School has embodied the values of social justice, diversity, respect, and inclusion.

In 1989, the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) published Anti-Bias Curriculum: Tools for Empowering Young Children, by Louise Derman-Sparks (Faculty Emeritus) and the Anti-Bias Curriculum Task Force (Pacific Oaks Children’s School teachers and Pacific Oaks College alumni).

The first of its kind, Professor Sparks’ work changed the landscape of early childhood education—introducing curriculum that empowers children and promotes critical thinking about bias.

In keeping with Pacific Oaks’ longstanding commitment to community, equality, and peace, we are holding a FREE virtual Anti-Bias Education Symposium: Fighting Against Racism on July 23, 2020 from 2-5PM.

The event is designed for professionals in early childhood education, the K-12 system, as well as parents, non-profit leaders, and the general public interested in working to end systemic racism.

The General Session will run from 2-3pm. Starting at 3pm, participants will go into breakout sessions by Preschool, K-12, and Parents.

**All registrants will receive info for the general session, as well as the applicable breakout seminar. Virtual log-in information will be sent a few days prior to the symposium.**

FEATURED SPEAKERS:

  • Donald E. Grant Jr., Psy.D., Executive Director, Pacific Oaks Center for Community & Social Impact
  • Ted Hamory, M.A. Ed., M.B.A., Head of School, The Oaks School
  • Jerell B. Hill, Ed.D., Interim Dean, Pacific Oaks School of Education
  • Judy Krause, Ed.D., Director of Early Childhood Education, Pacific Oaks School of Education

SPEAKER BIOS:

Donald E. Grant Jr., Psy.D., Executive Director, Pacific Oaks Center for Community & Social Impact

Dr. Grant serves as Executive Director of the Center for Community and Social Impact (CCSI) at Pacific Oaks College in Pasadena, CA and has a long history of direct mental health service delivery and administrative oversight for foster care systems, child welfare programs, education systems, and homeless mental wellness services. Dr. Grant works diligently to increase awareness on mental wellness issues, parenting, child development, and socio-cultural events that impact citizens of our country and our world. His latest publication, “Black Men, Intergenerational Colonialism and Behavioral Health: A Noose Across Nations” is available now.

Ted Hamory, M.A. Ed., M.B.A., Head of School, The Oaks School

Ted Hamory is the Head of School at The Oaks School. Ted’s career in education began over twenty-five years ago, as a bilingual teacher with Teach for America. Within a decade he had co-founded a small, bilingual charter school in downtown Long Beach, CA. This school, which opened in 2000 with 70 students, brought progressive, public education to an underserved, ethnically diverse community. He then led the expansion of the school to three campuses, serving grades K-12, with 700 students. In 2010, Ted became the fourth Head of The Oaks School, a progressive K-6 school in Hollywood, where he is thrilled to help build on the school’s solid reputation for creating thoughtful, compassionate students who love to learn. Ted earned a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, a Master of Arts in Education from Pepperdine University, and a Bachelor of Arts from Vanderbilt University, where he studied Economics and Spanish. Ted enjoys spending time with his large family of six children, ranging in age from 1 year old to 24 years, reading, and working in his garden.

Jerell B. Hill, Ed.D., Interim Dean, Pacific Oaks School of Education

Dr. Jerell Hill is the Interim Dean for the School of Education (SOE) at Pacific Oaks College. He previously served as an Administrative Faculty and Assessment Coordinator for the SOE and as faculty advisor for Multiple Subject Credential candidates. His responsibilities include program development, supporting adjunct faculty, accreditation, and student teaching. Dr. Hill’s areas of research interest include Adverse Childhood Experience (ACEs), student motivation, educational administration, special education, and urban schools. Dr. Hill’s professional memberships include the American Educational Research Association (AERA), California Association of African-American Superintendents and Administrators, International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (Co-Chair of the Diversity and Cultural Competence Committee), and The Council of Exceptional Children. Dr. Hill has been a Keynote Speaker and presenter at the International Congress of Educators in Lima, Peru.

Judy Krause, Ed.D., Director of Early Childhood Education, Pacific Oaks School of Education

Dr. Judy Krause serves as Director of Early Childhood Education (ECE) in the School of Education at Pacific Oaks College & Children’s School. Judy chairs the Bachelor's and Master's ECE programs at the college and has been working with young children and their families since 1978. She began her work with college students in 1989. Dr. Krause's research focuses on developmentally and culturally appropriate pedagogy and she enjoys presenting hands-on, interactive workshops at the national, state and local level. In her spare time, she takes joy in traveling along the coast with her husband, as well as spending time with her grandchildren.