Over the past year and a half, our Museum School Staff and Governing Board have been engaging in various professional learning opportunities around the topics of Social Justice, Equity, and Diversity. Throughout this time, we have been working with McKenzie Wren and Alexandria Barabin, two consultants who work with groups and communities to explore and dialogue about these topics. Understanding the importance and relevancy of Social Justice, Equity, and Diversity on education, families, and communities, we are committed to this work. McKenzie, Alexandria, and our TMS Staff are extending this work to our TMS parent community. We invite you to be part of our three parent engagement sessions over the course of the next few months. Hope to see you there!
Dialogue Across Differences
January 23, 2019 from 8:00-9:00 AM (Media Center) Child care will NOT be provided.
In this first gathering we’ll explore
Four kinds of listening and how and when to use them
How to keep conversations open and flowing
How to honor differences and still stay in conversation
How to create the conditions for groups of people to have effective conversations
Text study and Conversation on Beverly Daniel Tatum article: How to Have Conversations About Race
March 7, 2019 from 6:30-7:30 PM (Media Center) ** Childcare will be provided by TMS PTO so please RSVP your children.**
“Begin by confronting your own biases—about yourself, your students, your fellow educators, the world. This process is essential; if educators don’t do this, think about how much damage we could do to the open, vulnerable minds of our students.”
Let’s Talk! Discussing Race, Racism and Other Difficult Topics
April 9, 2019 from 6:30-7:30 PM (Media Center) ** Childcare will be provided by TMS PTO so please RSVP your children.**
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The Museum School of Avondale Estates
923 Forrest BlvdDecatur, Georgia30030United States
Tel: (404) 289-0320
Mission: The mission of The Museum School of Avondale Estates is to inspire students, teachers and the community to collaborate to develop strong critical thinking, interpersonal and academic skills in our students, which will prepare them for real-world success.