Student to World: Overcoming Bias is explored through 4 modules
Module 1 #EverydayBookCovers: Teens explore and share stories about a time they made an assumption about someone based on information they chose to focus on, that they later realized was wrong.
Module 2 #EverydayLocalContact: Teens explore and share stories about a specific moment where something they learned challenged their bias about someone who is different from them.
Module 3 #EverydayGlobalDiversity: Teens explore and share stories find a news article or other piece of media about another country. Students write a script of an imagined conversation between them and someone from another country.
Module 4 #EverydayAction: Teens commit to taking action by designing a SMARTIE Goal to interrupt bias in themselves or others.
- Participants will consider the aspects of a person that they pay attention to when they meet a new person.
- Learn the differences between selection bias and confirmation bias.
- Learn about the Ladder of Inference and explore the ways they go up the Ladder of Inference.
- Consider who they frequently come into contact with in their local communities and who they’ve been taught to trust and fear.
- Know how stories help us connect to one another across distance and difference.
- Discover how diverse their universe is through an activity.
- Learn about implicit biases.
- Consider media representation and the media’s influences on their everyday lives.
- Examine media bias and the ways that it can influence their perceptions of others.
- Learn how to interrupt and confront bias in themselves and others.
A Student to World participant will:
1. Harness the power of their voice
2. Engage with difference
3. Experience deep empathy
4. Develop global awareness
5. Explore topics relevant and meaningful to their life
Our program is aligned with the following standards:
-Asia Society Global Competencies
-CASEL’s Social & Emotional Learning
-United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
-English Language Proficiency
-English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
-Next Generation Science Standards