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Building Equity and Inclusion in the Ontario Classroom
Thu, 27 April 2017, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
This PRO Grant presentation is a joint school council collaboration by White Oaks Secondary School and W.H Morden Public School.
This interactive workshop will explore the fundamental right of students to learn in a bias-free environment and the role that educators/parents/guardians should play in fostering equitable classrooms and schools. There will be a focus on Indigenous history and pedagogy as well as on deconstructing personal bias around human identity. The presentation will use children's stories and a song entitled, "Unique: I want you to be nice to me". For more info visit: www.chrisdsouza.ca
Chris Dsouza has been an educator, equity, and human rights strategist for over 28 years. He has taught elementary and secondary school as well as an equity course in the Faculty of Education at York University. He has written policies for the Ministry of Education and has consulted with numerous Ministries including Corrections, HealthCare and the Ministry of the Attorney General. His programs focus on “Identity Bias Construction and De-construction”, “Foundations in Equity” and “Competing Rights”. His is currently teaching in the Faculty of Education at Brock University and consulting with school boards across Canada.