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Professional Development > Program Schedule 18-19 > Institute for Teaching Diversity and Social Justice


with Dr. Khyati Joshi

For: Classroom Teachers, School Administrators, and Diversity Coordinators

Hosted by:

The Pingry School

131 Martinsville Rd

Basking Ridge, NJ 07920


This institute includes three day-long workshops, on the following days at The Pingry School (Basking Ridge):

Session I: Thursday, October 4, 2018,

8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Session II: Thursday, November 1, 2018,

8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Session III: Thursday, December 6, 2018,

8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The Institute for Teaching Diversity and Social Justice is an experiential professional development program open to individuals interested in building more inclusive and affirming classrooms through exploration and development of strategies and skills to effectively navigate diversity issues in independent schools. Anti-bias work provides educators a way to examine and transform their understanding of children’s lives, and also do self-reflective work to understand their own lives more deeply.

The Institute is designed to support educators of all types in their development of racial proficiency, culturally aware pedagogy and intersectionality – the theory of how different types of discrimination interact. With facilitation and presentation by Dr. Khyati Joshi, participants will learn to address such critical issues as implicit bias, privilege, and manifestations of prejudice at several levels: interpersonally, culturally, and institutionally. By exploring these issues within the context of multiple social identities, attendees will be better equipped to raise their own self-awareness and the awareness of their students’ experiences; knowledge that is critical for effective conflict resolution.

Participants will receive research-based tools and practically-useful resources to increase their capacity to implement anti-bias curriculum and strategies for change within their classroom and school environments.

Topics for Session I, Thursday, October 4, 2018:

  • Overview of Social Justice Education

    • What is it?

    • What does it look like in our classrooms, schools, and lives?

  • Individual Awareness:  Examining advantage and disadvantaged identities

  • Institutional Level: Addressing racism, privilege, and bias

Topics and Agenda for Session II, Thursday, November 1, 2018:

  • Examining White Privilege in Our Everyday Lives

  • Racial Identity Development

Topics and Agenda for Session III, Thursday, December 6, 2018:

  • Anti-bias/social justice curriculum development, which

    • Includes both curriculum and pedagogy (teaching strategies)

  • Purposeful planning and developing a toolkit for their grade levels or disciplines We will also

  • Discussions regarding how racial identity development impacts individual teaching practices

About the Program Facilitator: Dr. Khyati Yogeshkumar Joshi is a Professor of Education at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Prior to joining the faculty at Fairleigh Dickinson, Dr. Joshi was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race at Columbia University where she taught Asian American Studies and Comparative Ethnic Studies. She also taught in the American Studies program at Princeton University. Dr. Joshi earned her doctorate in Social Justice Education at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. She is a graduate of Emory University and pursued post-graduate studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Dr. Joshi is the author and co-editor of many publications, including Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice, 3rd edition (Routledge), and has delivered continuing education seminars for members of the New Jersey Judiciary and Bar. She was a consultant for the Pew Research Forum’s groundbreaking survey on Asian Americans and Religion.  Dr. Joshi resides in Wayne, New Jersey, with her husband and son.

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