November 27 & December 4, 10am-12pm ET

OSLA Series: Educational Leadership, Anti-racism and the School Library Learning Commons with Dr. ABC

Dr. Andrew B. Campbell is back to deliver a two part anti-racism series for school library staff.

“[A]s a leader in schools we must challenge ourselves to reflect on personal strengths and weaknesses…As school library professionals we are called to be leaders of inclusion and must have the moral courage to do the work: “the opposite of tokenism is consistency”.”  Maureen McGrath and Cathy MacKechnie shared these thoughts upon reflection of Dr. ABC’s Super Conference keynote.

Ticket Information:

This special event is capped at 50 participants and the registration fee covers both workshops. Ticket Fees:Member: $100

Non-Member (includes 9 months of membership): $150
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The Culturally Relevant and Responsive Education: Preparation, Planning, Pedagogy, and Practice
Date: Saturday, November 27, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET

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Description:
Culturally Relevant and Response Pedagogy (CRRP), in recent times, has been to go-to approach to ensure evidence of equity diversity and inclusion is evidenced within the curriculum. However, in far too many incidences, what we see is an add-on here or there when “appropriate” to satisfy often a mandated approach to EDI within the Classroom. CRRP is more than an add-on- it speaks to the very disposition of the educator, planning, preparation and practice.

In this workshop, participants will examine the tenets of culturally relevant and responsive pedagogy and decide on practical ways to center the ideas of equity and belonging within our classes.  

The Culturally Relevant and Responsive Education: Preparation, Planning, Pedagogy, and Practice
Date: Saturday, December 4, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET

Description:
Feeling helpless, hopeless and inadequate are common feelings that many of us in positions of power, privilege and influence will use as a protection shield from doing the actual work of dismantling racism/anti-black racism.

In this workshop we examine the many tools we already have and how to use those tools in our various roles to bring about change within our organization and the wider community.

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About the Presenter:

Dr. Andrew B. Campbell (DR. ABC) is a graduate of the University of Toronto with a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, Policy, and Diversity. He is currently a Faculty Member in the Master of Teaching (MT) program at the University of Toronto and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Queens University. Dr. Campbell is an Ontario Certified Teacher (OCT) and has been an educator for over 25 years in countries such as Jamaica, The Bahamas and Canada. He has authored two books, “Teachable Moments with DR. ABC: A Spoonful for the Journey” (2015) and “The Invisible Student in the Jamaican Classroom(2018). His research and scholarship focus on Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Racism/Anti-Black Racism, Cultural Competence, Education Leadership, 2SLGBTQ+ issues, and Teacher Performance Evaluation. Dr. Campbell continues to present at various peer-reviewed academic conferences across North America and the Caribbean. He is a workshop facilitator, a motivational speaker and has delivered several Keynotes. Dr. Campbell appreciates fashion, enjoys travelling and meeting new people, and equally find pleasure in bringing his community together to share a good meal.

Part Three: The Culturally Relevant and Responsive Education: Preparation, Planning, Pedagogy, and Practice

Part Three: The Culturally Relevant and Responsive Education: Preparation, Planning, Pedagogy, and Practice
Date: Saturday, November 27, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET


Description:
Culturally Relevant and Response Pedagogy (CRRP), in recent times, has been to go-to approach to ensure evidence of equity diversity and inclusion is evidenced within the curriculum. However, in far too many incidences, what we see is an add-on here or there when “appropriate” to satisfy often a mandated approach to EDI within the Classroom. CRRP is more than an add-on- it speaks to the very disposition of the educator, planning, preparation and practice. In this workshop, participants will examine the tenets of culturally relevant and responsive pedagogy and decide on practical ways to center the ideas of equity and belonging within our classes.

Part Four: The Culturally Relevant and Responsive Education: Preparation, Planning, Pedagogy, and Practice

Part Four: The Culturally Relevant and Responsive Education: Preparation, Planning, Pedagogy, and Practice
Date: Saturday, December 4, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET


Description:
Feeling helpless, hopeless and inadequate are common feelings that many of us in positions of power, privilege and influence will use as a protection shield from doing the actual work of dismantling racism/anti-black racism.

In this workshop we examine the many tools we already have and how to use those tools in our various roles to bring about change within our organization and the wider community.

Part One: Disrupting Deficit Thinking in Schools

Part One: Disrupting Deficit Thinking in Schools
Date: Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET

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Description: There is a persistence of low expectation and deficit mentality that is evidenced in many classrooms. These deficit ideologies, attitude, and practices not only impacts student identify and sense of belonging but influence how educators engage with them in the school. It affects what they are offered and the opportunities they are afforded. The face of Ontario the classrooms have changed in many parts, but many educators are still lagging beyond in their quest to be truly inclusive. Many laments they do not have the tools, some have the tools but refused to engage in inclusivity practices and pedagogy, and others continue to demonstrate an attitude of bias and prejudice that place them at the lower end of the cultural competence continuum. This presentation seeks to challenge educational leaders to engage in authentic reflection, that allows them to examine who they are, unpack their power and privilege, articulate how they should be using that power and privilege to disrupt and dismantle the increasing deficit mentality that is seen in so many of our schools. Weiner (2006) notes that as educators we must examine deficit explanation critically, which will then illuminate possibilities and strategies that will focus on students strengths.

Part Two: Becoming a Champion of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Part Two: Becoming a Champion of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Date: Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET

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Description: Inclusion, Equity, and diversity bring with them many intersecting challenges, uncertainty, and grey areas. Each term adds a different and unique dimension to understanding the relations of power at work. To unpack this, we need to know how to work together to build an inclusive culture in the workplace. How do we get to be an active participant in the philosophy and practice of Equity, diversity and inclusion in the workplace? Can we bring others on board? Do we know how to implement the change we need? This workshop takes you on an inspiring and informative journey towards becoming Diversity Champions. By sharing and drawing on your own reflections, participants will be guided through a discovery of their own individual and collective strengths. Participants will understand how they can use their voices to be more effective actors for transformative change.