MCRC@ADVIS DEI Conference: 10/11/19
It's Not Your Imagination, Kids Really Are Different Today!
Introductory: New to topic / subject matter
Building Capacity: Skills, Competencies, & Processes for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
Round 2 only
Jen Cort, Founder, Jen Cort Consulting
Consider, current 8th graders do not remember a time before having a black president, current 5th graders, don't remember before it was legal to be gay or lesbian and be married in the United States and these are just a few examples. Parents and teachers are engaging with kids today with four constructs around which they were not taught/parented leaving a gap in knowledge for the adults in student lives. These constructs are:
Athletics as an entity around which student identity and family life orient
Devices as a continuous presence in our lives and serving as the educational system on topics adults do not want to discuss
Earlier onset and elongation of adolescence
Diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice topics including transgender awareness, gay and lesbian rights, racial strife, socioeconomic factors influencing student interactions, and changes in media portrayal and much more.
In order to reach our students, we must understand their frame of reference and the norms of their age. The information provided allows you to better respond to resistance for equity programming, educate parents, and bring faculty along. This workshop walks participants through the four primary constructs which are different for kids today, providing insights, and offering strategies for working with, rather than against these differences. Teachers, administrators, and parents need as much information as possible in educating their students. This workshop provides up to date information on what is different for students today and how to apply it to your daily work. Participants will leave with a new awareness, a workbook, digital library of resources, current information, strategies for immediate application and answers for how to incorporate them into their thinking at school.
is a clinician, consultant, and educator with experience as a middle school principal, assistant head of lower school, and counselor in Lower, Middle and Upper Schools. Jen works with public and private schools around the country, is a speaker at national conferences, and contributor to many journals, magazines, and blogs. She is the host of an internationally syndicated podcast "Third Space with Jen Cort" bringing student, faculty, staff, and parent voices focusing on equity, diversity, inclusion, and justice to educators.
Jen is also presenting "
Aligning Your Diversity Goals and Hiring Practices.
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