At Aurora we believe in lifelong learning and that extends to the parents and guardians of our students. During the school year we host a variety of events designed to delve into areas of interest for our adult community.
Many are open to the public and quite often, the Aurora staff participate in their own workshops on the same topics.
Below is a list of organizations Aurora partners with for parent and staff education. We cover a wide range of topics including; diversity, gender identity, adoption, differentiated instruction, and progressive education.
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Parent and Staff Education
As part of Aurora’s commitment to helping the adults in our students’ lives continue to grow and learn about diversity and inclusion we have hosted a number of educational experiences including:
How to Talk to Your Kids About Race, Allison Briscoe-Smith, PhD, The Wright Institute
American Promise, a documentary following two African-American boys’ journey through an independent school and beyond
I am Racist and so are You, Rachel Shadoan
Executive Functioning Skills in Children, Maria Howard, Strategies for Learning
How We Speak with Our Children about Racial Identity, JuanCarlos Arauz, E3: Education, Excellence, Equity
Extended Family, a documentary about the links between adoptive and birth families in the US and Guatemala, Jill Hodges, Writer/Director
Everyone’s Included: Teaching Children to Embrace Difference, presentation and discussion of Aurora’s diversity and inclusion curriculum, Tony Cifra, Assistant Head of School
Creating a Gender Inclusive School, Joel Baum of Gender Spectrum
Film Premier and Discussion, Our Family Coalition