This Year's Annual Education Colloquium To Take Place Virtually January 29-30, 2021

Education Colloquium

All educators are welcome to join via Zoom. Please click on the following link to register: https://prescottcollege.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_IhvEPSO8TDSNq1n0INDo0g

Prescott College’s Annual Education Colloquium, which is taking place Friday, January 29th through Saturday, January 30th features experiential group activities, team-building exercises, and cohesion development activities for all types of educators. 

Dr. Centáe Richards will deliver the keynote presentation (on Saturday, January 30th, starting at 2:00 pm MST) “Equity in Education Panel: Anti-Racist Strategies” with an expert guest panel. “Teaching for an antiracist future starts with us, the educators. An antiracist educator actively works to dismantle the structures, policies, institutions, and systems that create barriers and perpetuate race-based inequities for people of color. Educating students to see and respect the humanity and dignity of all people should be a national imperative, especially if we want to heal—and have a future—as a nation” (Dena Simmons). Questions to be considered: What is anti-racist teaching, and what does it look like in practice? What is the relationship between equity and anti-racist teaching? What are the implications for remote teaching and learning strategies? How can we construct curriculum during this moment? How do we de-center whiteness in the curriculum? What if school districts don’t give teachers the freedom to do this work in the classroom? How can we create a space for students to call us out when they’re not represented in the classroom?

Prescott’s Master's Colloquium provides both information and inspiration as students continue on their learning path. A complete schedule of events provides the opportunity for students to present research, ideas, and work-in-progress to peers and faculty, receiving both support and challenge in return. The colloquium also includes opportunities to learn about the work of others in the field, meet with their faculty, and gather with their cohort of fellow learners.

Additional presentations and discussions include the following topics: "Crisis Intervention and Suicide Assessment in Schools;" "Strengthening Families;" "Resilience;" "Self-care for Students and Teachers;" Family Connections - Relationships and Learning in Your Environment;" "Increasing Engagement in Your Classroom: Activities for
Making Your Classrooms More Accessible, Relevant, and Fun!;" "Tort Liability for Educators: Empowerment and Sustainability;" "Solution-Focused Brief Therapy and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT): Techniques for School Counselors;" and more.

The keynote presentation takes place Saturday, January 30, 2:00-3:00 p.m. MST. To view the schedule for January 29-20, click here:  Full Education Colloquium Schedule.