Growth, Trust, Acceptance and Humility in Culturally Diverse Schools
Tuesday, May 24 , 2016
8:00 AM* - 1:00 PM
Garden City, NY
(* full breakfast included)
Dr. Paul Fanuele, Executive Principal
Arlington High School , Arlington, MA
Dr. Glenn Mitoma, Director of Thomas J. Dodd Center
Assistant Professor of Human Rights, University of Connecticut
Ms. Jacqueline J. Rito
Teacher of Languages, Bethpage High School
Advisory Board, Nassau County Commission on Human Rights
Dr. Devin Thornburg, Professor of Education
Levermore Global Scholars, Adelphi University
This conference highlights the need to truly know students individually in order to relate to them and enhance learning.
In order to more effectively support their students, educators need to contribute and gain from a positive climate that emphasizes:
- their own growth,
- trust of others,
- acceptance of diversity, and
- intellectual humility
Strategies and hands-on activities in a workshop format will be connected to larger movements addressing:
- educational mindsets,
- democratic dialogue and deliberation,
- global understanding, and
- human rights in schools.
These practices can be used in classrooms for both content learning and classroom management; in schools for governance and community building, and in communities as a whole for civic engagement.
Teams of all levels and curriculum areas with increasingly diverse populations are encouraged to attend, to increase their knowledge and meet the demands and structures of accountability and the Common Core.
- Participants will gain a greater understanding of the relationships among trust, mindset-attitudes, acceptance and humility in contributing to the school climate which, in turn, relates to culturally diverse student progress and success.
- Participants will develop plans for collecting and analyzing evidence related to these elements of learning and action steps in their schools to support and strengthen this more "common core".