Systemic Racism and Future-Ready Technologies: How to ensure educational technology does not contribute to techno-racism

As part of the Anti-Racism in the EdTechnosphere Speaker Series

May 25, 2022 | 5:00-6:00pm PST

So, you think you are a Future-Ready educator – but are you EDIDAA Future-Ready?

Being a EDIDAA Future Ready educator means taking precautions to ensure that cutting-edge educational technologies do not contribute to systematic racism but instead foster equity, diversity, inclusion, decolonization, anti-racism, and accessibility. Creating an inclusive future that eliminates systemic racism requires educators to understand how biases, prejudices, and ignorance can be coded into technology and seep into your classroom. This session will prepare you to be on the lookout for techno-racism and use tools that foster inclusivity so that you can be EDIDAA future-ready.

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About Dr. Camille Rutherford

Dr. Camille Rutherford is an Associate Professor of Education and Vice-Provost, Strategic Partnerships & International at Brock University. Her work with teachers, adult educators, educational leaders, and technology companies explores the use of technology to transform leadership and enhance teaching & learning.

Her teaching and research as an Associate Professor of Education explores the use of technology to transform leadership and enhance teaching & learning. In addition to delivering workshops and professional development training sessions to teachers and school leaders, Dr. Rutherford has supported school districts in developing a system-wide approach to fostering 21st-century teaching and learning.

In the pursuit of educational innovation, Dr. Rutherford has mentored and served on the advisory board of several early-stage EdTech start-ups, where her experience working with multi-national technology companies such as Microsoft, IBM, Pearson, and SMART Technologies was utilized to support the transition from an innovative idea to the development of successful products and services.

With generous support from: