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Monday, August 13 • 11:30am - 12:45pm
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Subconscious biases and cultural or community-based understandings of race begin at a very young age. However, curriculum to combat white superiority and systemic racism often doesn't begin until high school or college, if at all. Educators can help break down the boundaries that make it difficult to talk about race. In this presentation, SaraRae Herrin, a DMPS educator, and Tierney Oberhammer, and educator, producer and activist with Flocabulary, will talk about how race affects individuals and society and how to best implement curriculum in the classroom that speaks to issues of race, ethnicity and culture. Presenters will weave important Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) topics in recommendations and anecdotes. Teachers, parents and administrators will walk away from this presentation with strategies they can implement immediately. Flocabulary.com, an online program that uses hip-hop to engage and teach students, will be featured as a resource for introducing and guiding important classrooms discussions around race, culture and SEL principles.

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Tierney Oberhammer

Director of Production, Flocabulary
Tierney is the Director of Production at Flocabulary, an ed-tech company that makes learning engaging, relevant and accessible for students of all backgrounds. She oversees creative content production and works with rappers, singers and producers to make music that aligns with curricula... Read More →



Monday August 13, 2018 11:30am - 12:45pm CDT
306 730 3rd St, Des Moines, IA 50309, USA