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NWAIS Conferences, Workshops and Events

Embodying Our Anti-Racist Values at School

Date: Friday - February 05, 2021
Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: Zoom Workshop
1:00-3:00PM PST - Virtual Workshop


Embodying Our Anti-Racist Values at School


A Virtual Workshop

February 5, 2021 – 1:00-3:00PM PACIFIC




Who Should Attend

For ALL EDUCATORS including teachers, staff members, and administrators

This workshop, developed in collaboration with Taslim Tharani of Thriving Together, is designed to address white educators who want to work against racism, although all are welcome.


Workshop Description

Embodying Our Anti-Racist Values at School

You’re white, and you want to do more to be anti-racist. But what does “doing more” mean? You’ve heard that you need to “do your own work” and that anti-racism begins with yourself. But what exactly does that look like? This workshop will focus on how anti-racism is a value you can enact in your daily practice. Like all values-consistent action, anti-racism is sometimes difficult, uncomfortable, and even painful. In this highly participatory session, we’ll explore a definition of values that comes from contextual behavioral science, and then we’ll collaboratively reflect on how anti-racism is a value we can enact in our day-to-day practice. We’ll discuss ways to develop our anti-racist values and accept the inevitable discomfort that comes along with living an anti-racist life.





Facilitator Biography


Lauren Porosoff presents and writes about how students and teachers can bring their values to their learning, work, and relationships. An educator with 18 years of classroom experience in independent schools, Lauren has developed applications of contextual behavioral science to various education practices, including instructional design, social-emotional learning, and professional development. She is the lead author of EMPOWER Your Students: Tools to Inspire a Meaningful School Experience (Solution Tree, 2017), Two-for-One Teaching: Connecting Instruction to Student Values (Solution Tree, 2019), Values & Questions (Hawker Brownlow Education, 2020), Teach Meaningful: Tools to Design the Curriculum at Your Core (Rowman & Littlefield, 2020), and the upcoming The PD Curator: How to Design Peer-to-Peer Professional Learning That Elevates Teachers and Teaching (ASCD, 2021). Follow her on Twitter at @LaurenPorosoff.



NWAIS Attendees: $55


Non-NWAIS Attendees: $85



TO RECEIVE THE REGISTRATION DISCOUNT: Your registration must be complete by the appropriate deadline.

• For online registrations with payment by check, payment must be postmarked by deadline date.

• Online registrations paid by credit card must be completed by 11:59pm on the deadline date.


Cancellation Policy
Substitutions may be made any time prior to the conference. Written cancellations received by January 28, 2021 are eligible for a refund after a $25 cancellation fee. Cancellations received after  January 28, 2021 are ineligible for any refund.



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