LIASCD Fall 2020 Conference:
An Afternoon with Claude Steele
Author of “Whistling Vivaldi and Other Clues to How Stereotypes Affect Us”
Friday, October 2, 2020
Presented virtually on Zoom
The book is a moving personal account and a compelling scientific discussion of how stereotypes shape the thoughts, feelings, and actions of those whom they target.
Claude M. Steele, a well-known social psychologist, will offer a vivid first-person account of the research that supports his groundbreaking conclusions on stereotypes and identity. He sheds new light on American social phenomena from racial and gender gaps in test scores to the belief in the superior athletic prowess of black men, and lays out a plan for mitigating these “stereotype threats” and reshaping American identities. He will provide us with practical strategies for building into our schools a process for students to affirm a positive sense of self and for offering feedback that communicates a belief that students can meet high standards.
Given our shared mission to unravel structural racism, this afternoon session with Claude Steele can serve as a catalyst for rich and timely collegial conversation.
Cost: $100 for each district team
Zoom link will be sent in the days prior to the event to the district contact person.