Mislabeling Black Children in Educational Settings

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9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
8:45 AM - 9:00 AM

The preschool class of 2020-2021 is the first class that has crossed the majority-minority threshold in an early childhood setting. This workshop will create a space for learning, discussing, and reflecting on implicit biases, microaggressions, and the macroaggression of disproportionally labeling Black children as "disabled" or "special needs." In this workshop we will discuss implicit bias, micro and macroaggressions, hidden curriculum, disproportionality, and end with strategies to combat these often unconscious, yet impactful, practices.


This is a two-part webinar and attendees must be present and participating at both sessions to receive credit. November 10, 2021: 9am-11am & noon - 2pm AND January 12, 2022: 3:30pm-5:30pm.

Anni Reinking, Laycee Thigpen
Learner objectives

Participants will be able to define and understand the impact of implicit biases, micro and macroaggressions, and hidden curriculum.

Participants will reflect on the underlying social constructs that often lead to mislabeling children of color.

Participants will leave with strategies to combat intentional, yet impactful practices that create an unsafe and unwelcoming environment for children of color.

Intended audience
Administrator, Early Childhood Special and General Educator, Family Educator, Family Member, Occupational Therapist/Physical Therapist, Psychologist, Social Worker, Speech/Language Therapist, Teacher Assistant
Contact hours
Gateways training stage
Training topic area
Interactions with Children
Gateways to Opportunity content area
Interactions, Relationships and Environments