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The Antiracist Technology Leader

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Dr. Henry Turner  
Once an edtech leader asked, "Why does this matter to me?" Antiracism is a lens that all of us need to use in order to dismantle racism in our schools. Explore how edtech leaders can incorporate antiracist practices and help students develop antiracist skills.

Audience: Chief technology officers/superintendents/school board members, Curriculum/district specialists, Principals/head teachers
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices not needed
Topic: Equity & inclusion
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Education Leaders:
Empowering Leader
  • Support educators in using technology to advance learning that meets the diverse learning, cultural, and social-emotional needs of individual students.
Equity and Citizenship Advocate
  • Ensure all students have skilled teachers who actively use technology to meet student learning needs.
For Educators:
  • Shape, advance and accelerate a shared vision for empowered learning with technology by engaging with education stakeholders.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Purpose: To help educators understand what it means to be an antiracist educator and how it relates to education technology leadership.


Participants will walk away with:

Understanding of the antiracist educator diagram and why education technology leadership also needs to be antiracist

Examine innovative and sustainable ways empower edtech leaders as Culturally Responsive Leaders.

Develop an action plan for implementing professional learning strategies that empowers educators to dismantle racism in their own school and practice.

Knowledge of Antiracist actions that can be used when education leaders go back to school


I. What is an antiracist educator (10 minutes)
A. Definition of an antiracist educator
B. The Antiracist Educator Diagram

II. Racism vs. Antiracism in Education Technology Leadership (10 minutes)
A. Technology Gap
B.Colorblind Technology Leadership
C. Culturally Responsive Leadership

III. The Antiracist Tech Leader (10 minutes)
A. Tech Leadership
B. Instructional Technology Leadership
C. Modeling for other Educators

IV. Participation-- Developing students antiracist education technology skills (20 minutes
A. Identifying Antiracist Skills
B. Connections to technology skills

Supporting research

Zaretta Hammond and Yvette Jackson. Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain: Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor Among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students.

Sarah Becker and Crystal Paul. "It Didn't Seem Like Race Mattered": Exploring the Implications of Service-learning Pedagogy for Reproducing or Challenging Color-blind Racism

R. Richard Banks, Jennifer L. Eberhardt and Lee Ross. "Discrimination and Implicit Bias in a Racially Unequal Society"

Eduardo Bonilla-Silva. Racism WIthout Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in America

Watters, A. "To have and to have not: When it comes to the latest technology,
some schools are more equal than others."

Ibram Kendi. How to Be and Antiracist.

Sánchez, P. & Salazar, M. "Transnational computer use in urban Latino
immigrant communities: Implications for schooling".

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Dr. Henry Turner, Newton North High School

With 15 years of experience as a high school administrator, Dr. Henry Turner is most proud of the collaborative environment and efforts he works to establish to empower students to fight hate and bigotry within their school community. Recognized for his inclusive leadership style and dedication to student advocacy, Dr. Turner was named 2021 K12 Principal of the Year. The award recognized his efforts to implement antiracist learning skills, incorporate culturally responsive instructional practices, and ensure the sustainability of these practices by addressing necessary structural and systematic changes to combat systemic racism. He has a newsletter on social justice leadership

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