This series of four workshops were developed by PMPS Equity LeNS (Equity Leadership Network for STEM) team, a group equity experts and STEM education experts. The goal of these workshops is to empower educators, community program staff, and others who work with marginalized or underserved youth to effectively serve as an Ally*.
This workshop focuses on Implicit Bias and Microaggressions in STEM - what they are, why they matter in STEM, and how to interrupt them. After an orientation to the concepts of implicit bias, the ladder of inference, and microaggressions, participants will explore how these impact diverse STEM learners. Participants will practice using a set of tools for interrupting microaggressions within the context of STEM learning environments.
Audience: Community STEM educators and classroom teachers
*Ally - Someone who makes the commitment and effort to recognize their privilege (based on gender, class, race, sexual identity, etc.) and work in solidarity with oppressed groups in the struggle for justice. Allies understand that it is in their own interest to end all forms of oppression, even those from which they may benefit in concrete ways. (Center for the Study of Social Policy)