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Engaging Muslim Students in Public Schools - Twin Cities

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Hamline University

1536 Hewitt Avenue

Saint Paul, MN 55104

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This popular training course will be only be conducted two times in 2020 in the Twin Cities. Do not miss the opportunity to find out why attendees come away saying this is a course every educator should take.

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About the seminar:

This seminar will increase teachers' background knowledge and cultural competency of Muslim students. Further, it will provide teachers with narratives and perspectives that are currently absent in the educational curricula and practice of teachers; but can be utilized to engage Muslim students in academics, honor their heritage and identity, and push them as students towards academic achievement and performance of exemplary indicators on Minnesota's Standards of Effective Instructional Practice. This will include providing concrete curricula material that has been specifically designed and researched to connect with and draw upon the background knowledge of Muslim students in Minnesota.

Goals of this training are:

- To make teachers better equipped to nurture positive relationships with Muslim students and honor their cultural identity in the classroom.

- For teachers to acquire pedagogical tools, literary resources, and narratives both historical and cultural that can be utilized in the classroom to increase academic engagement of Muslim students with culturally relevant pedagogy.

- For teachers to explore the intersections of race and religion as it pertains to personal identity of Muslim students and consider the latent implications of that intersection in 21st century classrooms.

- For teachers to design a specific lessons or unit plans with goal of practicing culturally relevant pedagogy with Muslim students and bringing absent narratives into the classroom and curriculum.

About the Presenters:

Michael Abraham is an ESL teacher, instructional coach, and curricula developer. He has a BA in Political Science with a concentration on the history of the Muslim world and is currently completing his masters degree in teaching English as a Second Language. He has been an active member of the Muslim community in Minnesota for over 10 years and has studied Islam in America and the Muslim world in both secular and religious settings. His focus is helping educators to better understand and cross cultural bridges to meet goals aligned with providing equity in education and culturally-relevant pedagogy. Michael has done consulting with several districts and charter schools in the Twin Cities, been a guest speaker at Hamline University's federally funded English Learners in the Mainstream (ELM) Project, and presented at the Minnesota English Learner Education Conference. Currently, he teaches a professional development course with Minneapolis Public Schools on Increasing Academic Engagement and Cultural Comptenecy with Muslim Students.

Mariam Adam is a teacher at Anne Sullivan Elementary School in Minneapolis. She is also a PhD candidate with the University of Minnesota’s College of Human and Education Development. She has previously taught a professional development course with Minneapolis Public Schools on Learning from Somali Families.


What others have said about the presenters and this training program:

"Michael Abraham's seminar was one of the best professional development classes I've taken in a while. His lecture was filled with valuable information that left me thinking about how I can better serve my students and get more family involvement. Additionally, he demonstrated strategies that I could take back to my classroom right away, and he provided a list of resources and books that can be used for teaching as well as titles that can be added to the classroom library."
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Shannon C., San Islo Elementary School, Seattle Public Schools

"I felt that this training should be mandatory for all teachers servicing the immediate twin cities area."
- Patricia G., Equity Specialist - Robbinsdale Public Schools

"Engaging Muslim Students in Public Schools is an engrossing training that can benefit teachers from all backgrounds and experience levels. The amount of insight and detail that is offered throughout the session is impressive both in breadth and depth. As our schools change, and our students' needs change with them, every teacher should consider how to engage and serve them well. This training helps you do exactly that."
- Benjamin M., - Metro Schools College Prep

"This training was absolutely phenomenal! I feel like a veil has been lifted when it comes to my understanding of Muslim students (especially my Somali students). Everything makes sense now! I wish I would have attended this training in college before I ever began teaching. This should be a requirement for every single teacher who has Muslim students in their classroom!"

- Jeffery W., Burnsville High School ESL Teacher.

"Engaging Muslim Students in Public Schools was one of the best professional developments I've ever been to. I thought I knew a lot about the cultural backgrounds of my students, and I was hesitant to spend money on a course that I felt like I knew a fair amount about. But, I walked away from this training with a much deeper understanding of my students, and how I can support and empower them academically in my classroom. I would recommend this course to every teacher, administrator, and staff that works with Muslim students."
- Mark R., Teacher - Minneapolis Public Schools

"WOW! As a 25 year teaching veteran, I am amazed that no one has ever taught me these things before! The nuances of teaching Muslim students in a public school setting - so may things make more sense ! The workshop was intense - so much packed into one day - but well worth it! Every district with even the tiniest Muslim population should offer this to their teachers!"
- Shannon M. - Science Teacher, New Albany-Plain Local School District

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