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Reducing Implicit Bias

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This course focuses on the importance of culturally responsive practices in enhancing outcomes for all children, especially those from diverse backgrounds. The role of implicit bias will be discussed. Participants will be offered a variety of activities for implementing the 7 principles of culturally responsive practices that help us recognize and identify implicit bias.

Additionally, participants will be offered ideas for how to use the values of the family and community to inform teaching and learning through the lens of the Pyramid Model. The development of this course was partially supported by the Pyramid Equity Project in collaboration with the University of South Florida, the University of Colorado Denver, and the PBIS Center with Preschool Development Grant national activity funding.

Here are the five Modules and the approximate time required to complete each :

Module 1: Introduction 23 min
Module 2: What is Implicit Bias? 26 min
Module 3: Hot Buttons 9 min
Module 4: What is culture? 12 min
Module 5: Culturally Responsive Practices 30 min


After completing this course, you will understand:

  • What are culturally responsive practices
  • Why culturally responsive practices are important, and
  • Why focus on culturally responsive practices as a component of social-emotional development


Additional Information
  • The format of the content of this course is primarily video.
  • The strength and stability of your internet connection will have a direct impact on the quality of the playback.
  • While taking this course, it is recommended that you close all other applications, such as Microsoft Office, which use up your computer's resources.
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