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  Mindy Bunselmeyer  8/3/2020 9:56:00 PM  

A quick note to invite you and make you aware that NAAE and National FFA are hosting an open and informal virtual inclusion, diversity and equity (IDE) educational session with Dr. Roger Cleveland for agricultural education professionals. This session is ideal for anyone interested in learning more about the process of developing a state or local IDE plan, have questions and need guidance. 

IDE Session for Agricultural Education Professionals 

Thursday, August 6 

1:30-3:00pm EDT 

Register for this upcoming session at


Additional training opportunities we are offering this summer in partnership with Dr. Roger Cleveland, share and attend as you see fit. Attendees receive PD certificates.

Title: Cultural Humility: What’s it all about?                                       

Presenter: Dr. Erica Gray

August 5, 2020 3:00pm EDT
Zoom Registration Link:

This session will explore how an organization or school can become inclusive and understanding of a variety of cultures, races, abilities, and differences, and identify changes that can be made by organizations and by individuals to transform the climate.Participants will leave with a greater understanding of cultural competence and cultural humility. Participants will be more aware of their own cultural perceptions and how those perceptions influence policies, practices and personnel. Participants will have an increased knowledge of cultural competence, cultural humility, and be better prepared to interact more comfortably in a multi-cultural work environment.


Blind Spots: Implicit Bias in the Classroom                                           
Presenter: Ms. Jaime Nebbitt

August 12, 2020 3:00pm EDT
Zoom Registration Link:

Implicit Bias or Unconscious bias is the stereotyping and prejudice that guides our preference for a social group that is often automatic. Implicit bias is ubiquitous in society, and shaped by individual’s experiences, perceptions, and upbringing, everyone has some form of unconscious bias. Recent studies have shown that this bias also exist in educators, and that can have significant impact on students achievement and success. This session will introduce participants to case studies, challenge participants to explore their own unconscious bias, and then we will have discussion around approaches that may assist educators to become conscious of their biases, and how they may be able to remedy them for the benefit of the students.


Micro-aggression & Micro-messaging                                   

Presenter: Dr. Roger Cleveland 

August 19, 2020 3:00pm EDT

Zoom Registration Link:   

This session will help participants understand the concepts of micro-aggressions, micro-inequities and stereotype threat, how these can manifest, and how they impact learning environments. The participants will be introduced to ways of challenging unconscious biases. We will also explore and share out strategies to effectively respond to micro-aggressions.


Title: Culturally Responsive Teaching                     

Presenter: Dr. Erica Gray

August 26, 2020 3:00pm EDT
Zoom Registration Link:

As instructional leaders, making the shift toward embedding culturally responsive teaching practice with fidelity requires us to recognize and share powerful practices in action. It requires us to look at our practices both from the teacher standpoint and student receptiveness. It also requires us to create an environment in which coaching both becomes the vehicle to replicate those practices building-wide and to empower teachers to make adjustments that embed equity in their current teaching practices.


Ellen Thompson

Project Director

National Association of Agricultural Educators


2525 Harrodsburg Road Suite #200

Lexington, KY 40504

859.967.2892 NAAE Office (KY – Eastern Time)

605.350.3842 Ellen Direct (SD – Central Time)

Mindy Bunselmeyer
Illinois FFA Center
Phone: 217-753-3328 Cell: 217-412-5646
Address: 3221 Northfield, Springfield, IL 62702
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