Parent & Staff Education

Lifelong learning

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