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Screening for Biased Content in Instructional Materials

Screening for Biased Content in Instructional Materials

Model Tool for District Instructional Materials Adoption Teams

Mon, January 25 2021 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Presenters

  • Barbara Soots
  • Laurie Dils
  • Aira Jackson
  • Arlene Crum

Description

Background

This refresh of OSPI’s 2009 guidance document is a model tool to help school districts comply with Washington state nondiscrimination law that requires screening criteria to identify and eliminate bias in all instructional materials as part of any adopted instructional materials policy.

Young students reading a book


We hope that this tool will engage school administrators, educators, parents, and community members in thinking about how instructional materials should engage students by ensuring their diverse life experiences are recognized, acknowledged, and valued.

Screening for Biased Content in Instructional Materials


What to expect

  • Explore new model tool and discuss a strategy for screening for biased content
  • Review criteria and examples

Who should attend?

  • ESD partners
  • Curriculum Directors
  • Teachers/Instructional Coaches/TOSA
  • Teacher-Librarians
  • District and Building Administrators

Event Notes

WA-ScreeningForBiasedContent-InteractiveForm.pdf

Breakout Session Instructions.pdf

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Please note that clock hours will only be provided to Washington educators registered for the event and attending the live session


Take care,
Barbara Soots
OER and Instructional Materials Program Manager, OSPI
barbara.soots@k12.wa.us

Dates

  • Mon, January 25 2021
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Zoom

Registration

Event # 111337

Price
Free
Registration Ends
Monday Jan 25, 2021 3:00 PM
Registration is now closed.

Professional Hours

Clock Hour Number: SPE0167
1.00 Clock Hours