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Welcome to Woodward’s Summit for Transformative Learning Conference!
August 1-2, 2019
Friday, August 2 • 9:00am - 11:30am
Workshop 1-Diving Deeper Into Equity: Combining Compassion, Systems Thinking, and Common Humanity

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In this workshop, participants will explore the concepts of equity, diversity, justice and cultural sensitivity from a variety of perspectives to see the relevance of these topics in K-12 education.  We will discuss how they can be raised and approached in the classroom, and the role of personal and group practice in addressing issues like implicit bias, stereotype, power relations, structural and cultural violence, trauma, and inequity in interpersonal relations, classrooms, schools and communities. The facilitators will introduce practices for educators and students, taken from Emory University’s SEE Learning program, that support the establishment of greater equity, justice and compassion in the school community through the cultivation of self-regulation, impartiality, empathy, compassion, and systems thinking. A global, international perspective that attends to and respects local realities will be stressed. Participants will engage in experiential activities and mindful dialogues to examine these topics so that they are equipped to facilitate such experiences with their students. Participants will be asked to actively participate in exploring how such an approach can move us forward in addressing inequity and diversity in a way that enlightens and empowers all.

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Brendan Ozawa-de Silva, Ph.D.

Associate Director for Social, Emotional and Ethical Learning (SEE Learning), Center for Contemplative Science and Compassion-Based Ethics at Emory University
Brendan Ozawa-de Silva is Associate Director for Social, Emotional, and Ethical Learning (SEE Learning) at Emory University’s Center for Contemplative Science and Compassion-Based Ethics. Prior to his current position, he served as Associate Professor of Psychology at Life University... Read More →
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Jennifer Knox

Educator and Consultant, Woodward Academy
Jennifer Knox has taught visual art at Woodward Academy for 13 years, where she teaches SEE Learning Courses for high school students and coordinates with senior administrators, counselors and faculty to align SEE Learning initiatives academy-wide.  She is a Professional Learning... Read More →

Friday August 2, 2019 9:00am - 11:30am

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