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Recognizing and Reducing Implicit Bias in the Classroom

Total Credits: 0.1 CEUs

Dr. Andrea Dardello
1 hour
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Jul 10, 2023


Recent studies have shown that the opportunity gap persists for students of color in community colleges. Increasingly, students of color are making community colleges their first choice in higher education to seek certification, marketable job skills, or a degree; however, they are not completing their education at the same rate as their White counterparts. While any number of factors may contribute to this gap, we cannot rule out implicit bias as a factor. Biases not only have a negative impact on students’ self-esteem, they can reduce students’ will to try, resulting in inequitable outcomes. This webinar paints a picture of what implicit bias looks like in the classroom and provides strategies for reducing biases that inevitably impact students’ success.

By the end of this workshop, participants know or will be able to:

  • Have a clearer understanding of what implicit bias is and the factors that contribute to it.
  • Understand how to recognize implicit bias in ourselves and others.
  • Have strategies for preventing and interrupting bias in the classroom.

Certificate, Digital Badge, and CEU

All webinar participants can obtain, at no additional cost:

  • A digital badge and certificate that provide a web-enabled, verifiable documentation of your professional learning experience.
  • CEUs, which are awarded by passing the post-webinar learning assessment with a score of 80% or better.


Dr. Andrea Dardello's Profile

Dr. Andrea Dardello Related Seminars and Products

Senior Diversity Officer Associate Professor of English

Frederick Community College

Dr. Andrea D. Dardello is the founder of Strategic Teaching and Reaching, LLC, an educational consulting service that equips community college faculty and administrators to facilitate the success of African American and Hispanic students through restorative and culturally responsive teaching practices.

During her 30-year career as a community college educator, Dr. Dardello has trained over 120 faculty and administrators across the U.S in culturally responsive teaching pedagogy, trained nearly 200 community college faculty across the U.S. in implicit bias and microaggression training, and led faculty in syllabus and assignment audits to create equitable grading practices.

Using data-driven analysis to identify and develop targeted interventions for underserved students, Dr. Dardello led faculty trained in Culturally Responsive Teaching to meet institutional benchmarks of 74 percent success rates for Asian, Latinx, African American, and White students enrolled in face-to-face, hybrid, structured remote, and online courses.

As Acting Senior Diversity Officer at Frederick Community College, Dr. Dardello led cross-functional teams to produce outcomes for the institution’s DEI Strategic Plan.

Dr. Dardello is a certified restorative practice facilitator, a certified professional coach, and a trained communicator and motivational speaker. Dr. Dardello is also a retired community college educator and proud mother of a teenage son.