Building an Anti-Bias Library Part Three – Gender Identity, and Cross-Cultural Folktales

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section” next_background_color=”#000000″][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” make_fullwidth=”off” use_custom_width=”off” width_unit=”on” use_custom_gutter=”off” allow_player_pause=”off” parallax=”off” parallax_method=”on” make_equal=”off” parallax_1=”off” parallax_method_1=”off” parallax_2=”off” parallax_method_2=”off” parallax_3=”off” parallax_method_3=”off” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial” _builder_version=”3.4.1″] This is part three of a four part series focusing on Gender Identity and Cross-Cultural Folktales. For part one, please click here.  For part two, please click here. On September 27th, […]

A Tiny Preschool Tackling Big Issues

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.22″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.25″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.25″ custom_padding=”|||” custom_padding__hover=”|||”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”4.0.7″ hover_enabled=”0″] A Tiny Preschool Tackling Big Issues Hilltop Educator Institute set to host a Racial Equity Workshop At Seattle City Hall Seattle, WA – May 1st, 2018 On May 8th, Hilltop Educator Institute, an organization providing culturally responsive, anti-racist professional development opportunities for professional working with young children, will […]

Building an Anti-Bias Library: Part Two – Economic Class, and Different Abilities

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ inner_width=”auto” inner_max_width=”none”][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.22.4″ background_layout=”light”] PREFACE: This is part two of a four part series. For part one, please click here. On September 27th, 2017, we welcomed Debbie LeeKeenan, Dr. Caryn Park and Dr. Maggie Beneke to kick off of 2017-2018 Educator Discussion Series focusing on Anti-Bias Education. Their workshop titled: Using Children’s Literature to Provoke Conversations on Challenging Topics focused on […]

Seeking Equity Through Language-Rich Classrooms

A great deal of evidence points to the critical importance of exposure to rich language during the first five years of life, yet, despite this knowledge, schools and classrooms still fails to provide rich language to children and as a result, the gap between rich and poor children in America hasn’t narrowed, as promised; it has widened. Which provokes the question…Why focus on Kindergarten readiness, when we could be seeking language equity for lifelong success?

Equity Through Language-Rich Classrooms Resources

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Who am I? Identity Formation in Young Children Event Recap and Classroom Strategies

By Mike Browne, Chauntae Kukowsi and Chelsea Myers from Hilltop Children’s Center and Hilltop Educator Institute Did you know that children as young as 45 minutes old are able to detect patterns, notice things about their world and pick up social skills from the adults in their life?  Me neither!  On Thursday, February 8th Dr. Sarah Lytle, from the University of Washington […]

Unpacking White Privilege Recap and Classroom Strategies

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.0.106″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.0.106″][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.106″ background_layout=”light”] “Until you can recognize that you are living a racialized life and you’re having racialized experiences every moment of every day, you can’t actually engage people of other races around the idea of justice” – Whitney Dow As part of the Hilltop Educators Institute’s commitment to equity and social justice, educators, administrators, parents […]

Dissecting a Superhero & Gender-Norms

One thing I am so jealous of with children is how open their minds can really be – their worlds really are so full of possibility. My favorite drawing that came out of our class recently was of a unicorn with dozens of arms, each hand holding a single meatball – could you come up with something like that?! They […]

Fostering Inclusion in the Classroom

I am constantly amazed and impressed by the group of kiddos I have in my class. When the school year began back in September, my co-teachers and I immediately noticed how quickly the children began connecting to one another and how strong their desire was to create a sense of community with peers and teachers. Over the next seven months, […]