Teaching Tolerance

coming to northwest Iowa


Join us January 24-25, 2019 in Pocahontas from 9:00am-3:00pm for TWO Teaching Tolerance workshops!

January 24: Social Justice 101

January 25: Facilitating Critical Conversations

Deadline to sign up is Friday, December 21!

Sign up for one day or join us for both! Space is limited!

  • There will be a cost of $30 for one day or $50 for two days. These prices include lunch for participants.
  • License renewal credit will be available for those who attend both days for an additional $35.

About the Workshops

Social Justice 101

This interactive workshop helps teachers learn how to effectively implement anti-bias instruction in their classrooms. Participants will explore practical strategies for accomplishing academic and social-emotional goals side by side. They will discuss learning conditions that honor all identities and reflect diversity, equity and justice. After exploring ready-to-use materials, applying rigorous standards and planning ways to incorporate research-based teaching practices, participants will leave the workshop with ideas and tools for transforming their classrooms and schools.

From www.tolerance.org

Facilitating Critical Conversations

This interactive workshop will help teachers explore strategies for facilitating critical conversations with students and colleagues. Participants will engage in personal reflection and examine some common beliefs and biases that can affect their ability to engage in productive conversations. They will learn strategies for creating supportive learning environments that encourage risk-taking during critical conversations. Finally, they’ll investigate methods of teaching about implicit bias, race and other critical topics.

From www.tolerance.org

Deadline to sign up: December 21



Leslie Pralle Osborn, lpralleosborn@plaea.org, Prairie Lakes AEA

Tyler Youngers, tyoungers@nwaea.org, Northwest AEA