Event Details

FREE Webinar Series Featuring Dr. Rosemarie Allen

  • 19 Nov 2019
  • 16 Dec 2019
  • 5 sessions
  • 19 Nov 2019, 10:00 AM 11:00 AM (CST)
  • 06 Dec 2019, 10:00 AM 11:00 AM (CST)
  • 10 Dec 2019, 10:00 AM 11:00 AM (CST)
  • 13 Dec 2019, 10:00 AM 11:00 AM (CST)
  • 16 Dec 2019, 10:00 AM 11:00 AM (CST)
  • Web-based - click the dates and topics to register

The Minnesota Departments of Education, Health, and Human Services, along with the Minnesota Children’s Cabinet, and the Minnesota Elementary School Principals’ Association invite you to partake in "bite-sized" professional learning for teachers, administrators, and leaders who are on the go!

These five essential webinars will air live at 10:00-11:00am!
Click the links below to register. The webinars will also be recorded!

November 19 - Overview of Implicit Bias through the Lens of Suspensions and Expulsions: Examine the issues of inequities in early childhood specifically around suspensions and expulsions.

December 6 – Culturally-Responsive Leadership: Assess awareness of your own hidden biases and develop skills in culturally responsive leadership.

December 10 – Using Trauma-Informed Practices to Promote Resilience: Investigate the impacts of trauma at children’s developmental stages and how to respond with trauma informed practices.

December 13 – Connecting with Hard-to-Reach Families: Learn how to connect with families who are hard-to-reach (under-represented, invisible/overlooked, and service avoidant).

December 16 – Microaggressions and Cultural Humility: Examine 3 types of macroaggressions and how they show up in the work place. Practice cultural humility.

Who should participate?
School district administrators, early childhood administrators, higher education faculty, Head Start staff, school district staff, kindergarten and early childhood teachers, Preschool Development Facilitators, early childhood special education, the Minnesota Initiative Foundations – Minnesota Early Childhood Initiatives, coaches, home visitors, child care providers and more. CEUs will not be issued for these webinars.

About the presenter: Dr. Rosemarie Allen

Rosemarie Allen has served as a leader in early childhood education for nearly 40 years. Her life's work is centered on ensuring children have access to high-quality early childhood programs that are developmentally and culturally appropriate. She is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Education at Metropolitan State University of Denver. Her classes are focused on ensuring teachers are aware of how issues of equity, privilege, and power impact teaching practices.

She is also the President and CEO for the Institute for Racial Equity and Excellence. In 2012, Dr. Allen was appointed a Global Leader for Young Children by the World Forum on Early Care and Education. She collaborates with professionals and advocates from more than 80 countries who meet to share inspiration and information on issues impacting children and families worldwide. Rosemarie earned her B.A. from California State University, M.Ed from Lesley University and Ed.D in Equity and Leadership in Education at the University of Colorado, Denver.

This event is made possible using federal funding, 93.434 - ESSA Preschool Development Grants Birth through Five. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Office of Child Care, the Administration for Children and Families, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.


Event Cancellation Policy 

A completed online registration constitutes a bill and a commitment to pay for a full seminar payment. Due to MESPA's incurred costs (i.e. materials, meals, speaking fees, etc.) please know that unfortunately, we are unable to grant refunds within two weeks of the event's start date. Prior to the two-week mark, we are able to issue a refund, less a $50 processing fee.

For Institute Exhibit registrations, please see the Cancellation Policy at mespa.net/exhibit.

Hotel Accommodations - General Twin Cities events

Attending a professional development event in the Twin Cities? Consider booking at the DoubleTree Hotel in Roseville (formerly a Radisson Hotel) at our special rate of $113/night. To make a reservation, call 651.636.4567 and ask for the MN Elementary School Principals' Association rate, or click here and use the corporate code 3231008 to book online.

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