See and Name Whiteness as Part of Anti-Racist Education

A Full-Day Workshop with Jenna Chandler-Ward
Followed by a Peer Group Gathering for Diversity Directors

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Carroll School, Lincoln, MA
8:45 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Presented and Facilitated by Jenna Chandler-Ward


  • Arrival, Registration, Networking and Breakfast: 8:45 - 9:30 a.m.
  • Welcome & Introductions: 9:30 - 10:00 a.m.
  • Morning Program: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Networking Lunch: 12:00 - 12:45 p.m.
  • Afternoon Program: 12:45 - 2:45 p.m.
  • Reflections and Farewell: 2:45 - 3:00 p.m.
  • Followed by Diversity Directors Peer Group Gathering: 3:00 - 5:30 p.m. RVSP Here

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About This Workshop

Until we see and name whiteness, it passes for normal and acts as the standard from which education is implemented, measured and judged. This workshop seeks to shine a light on the ways whiteness impacts schools so that we can ultimately see racial difference as simply difference and not a deficit.

This all-day workshop will provide participants with the opportunity for self-reflection as well as practical tools for advancing an anti-racist teaching practice. We will also draw upon the research detailing implicit bias and stereotype threat in order to understand how these concepts affect teaching and learning, as well as how they create and affirm an expectation gap for students of color.

Participants will have opportunities to explore white racial identity development and time to practice and develop their own anti-racist strategies based on their sphere of influence in the school. The goal is to develop better response systems for increasing equity on campus.

Key Themes:

  • How white racial identity development plays out within ourselves and on campus
  • Supporting healthy racial identity development and increased racial literacy for faculty & students
  • Effective strategies for interrupting systems and patterns of racial prejudice and discrimination
  • Examining specific case studies and brainstorming equitable and effective responses
  • Developing effective evaluation tools, classroom observation protocols and feedback systems for teachers

We will be sharing relevant research as well as using excerpts from Teaching While White podcasts and blog entries.

About Our Speaker

Jenna Chandler-Ward has been an educator in non-profits, schools and colleges for over 20 years, working with students from kindergarten to graduate level. Most recently, Jenna has been a middle school English and drama teacher outside of Boston for the last ten years. Jenna is also a founder and co-director of the Multicultural Teaching Institute, which produces workshops and a conference for educators on issues of equity and inclusion. Jenna currently lives in Cambridge, MA and is a teacher and diversity consultant, specializing in professional development for educators on issues of whiteness and its impacts on teaching and learning. She holds a M.Ed. from Pepperdine University, and a bachelor’s degree from Marlboro College.