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Saturday, June 8 • 10:45am - 12:15pm
"I don't want to wind up on YouTube" - Finding the courage and skill to teach tough subjects

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Educators live with the dual pressure of having the obligation to expose students to controversial and even divisive issues while also not wanting to stir up a political firestorm for themselves or their school. Adjunct and non-tenured teachers may consider themselves to be especially vulnerable.
Keith Woods has taught educators and journalists how to navigate difficult conversations for more than 20 years.   He will help you get comfortable with your own values and beliefs first, then guide you in how to have difficult conversations with students that enculture respect while not avoiding issues that should be discussed.

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Keith Woods

Vice President of Newsroom Training and Diversity, National Public Radio
In leading NPR's vision and strategy for diversity, Woods focuses on helping NPR and member stations strengthen the breadth and depth of diversity in content, staff, audience and the work environment. Woods joined NPR in February 2010, after 15 years at the Poynter Institute as director... Read More →

Saturday June 8, 2019 10:45am - 12:15pm EDT
Barnes Conference Room