Understanding Microaggressions
in the Age of Black@

Skills for Interrupting Bias

Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Thursday, September 24, 2020

Location: Virtual, using Zoom
3:15 - 4:45 p.m. EST

Pictured: Keith Hinderlie


A Two-Day Program
with Asynchronous Engagement Between Sessions

  • Welcome and Introductions, facilitated by Becky Biggs, Director, Professional Development, AISNE: 3:15 - 3:30 p.m.
  • Full Group Work: 3:30 - 4:00 p.m.
  • Small Group Discussions by Role: 4:00 - 4:30 p.m.
  • Q&A, Reflections and Next Steps / Farewell: 4:30 - 4:45 p.m.

AISNE Workshops include takeaway content, tools and resources. Program recordings will also be provided to support asynchronous and follow-up participant engagement. These resources are summarized and provided on a password accessible web page.

Registration Options

Please use this form. In advance of completing the form, please prepare a spreadsheet you will attach as part of your submission. It should list each person who will be asynchronously participating. Columns: First Name, Last Name, Title (Role), School Name, Email Address. AISNE will invoice you and deliver the assets to your participants upon receipt of your payment.

Virtual Format Rates:

  • Member Schools: $99 per person, or $89 per person for 3-4 participants and $75 per person for 5+ participants*
  • Non-Member Schools: $149 per person, or $139 per person for 3-4 participants and $125 per person for 5+ participants*


*To utilize our Group Savings Rates, please designate one person from your school to register all participants at the same time. If you have a question about this, please contact Betsy O'Brien, Manager, Program & Communications, AISNE.

About This Workshop

The Black@... social media trend has cut across public and private, urban and rural, large and small schools around the country. In the aftermath of the death of George Floyd, Black youth across the country took to social media platforms to share their experiences with micro-aggressions and other forms of bias at their schools. The influence of BLM on this trend was unmistakable, using social media to raise awareness about bias and anti-blackness and making sure that the voices of those impacted are heard. Current students and alumni are sharing stories.

As school leaders scramble to respond to this phenomenon, some common strategies have emerged: task force, BIPOC affinity groups, BIPOC alumni groups, plans for increased BIPOC representation at the faculty/administrative/trustee levels.

This workshop focuses on the “on the ground” strategies faculty and administrators can use to support Black students as they return to their school environments. We will spend time building an understanding of implicit bias and take time to examine the influence of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement on the experiences of Black youth. Participants will gain specific strategies that can be implemented at the personal, classroom and student life levels. Implications of school-wide approaches to supporting Black students will also be discussed. This workshop will be a combination of didactic presentation and small group discussions/practice.

Gain a better understanding and appreciation of:

  • The positive influence of BLM on Black youth
  • The Black student experience through the lens of Racial Identity Development
  • What is “Anti-Blackness” and how is this form of bias reinforced in schools?
  • Microaggressions and macroaggressions as themes of student experiences
  • In-the-moment strategies to intervene and support students (and adults) who experience microaggressions
  • Strategies to support recovery, healing and healthy adjustment for students impacted by racial stress and trauma
  • Next step strategies for understanding and interrupting your own unconscious or implicit biases

About Our Speaker

Keith Hinderlie
Keith Hinderlie, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist and educator with over 20 years of experience working with adults, youth and families in a variety of settings. His professional background includes a unique combination of knowledge about psychology, personal development, education, leadership and cultural diversity.

Dr. Hinderlie has presented workshops across the country on diversity, inclusion, multicultural competence, and the social/emotional experiences of children. He has extensive experience working with African American and Multi-Racial youth.

Learn more about Dr. Hinderlie, here.

Thank You to AISNE's Generous Supporters

2020-2021 Platinum and Gold Sponsors


Interested in sponsoring this workshop? Contact Kristin Bedard