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Middletown, PA 17057

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Facilitator: Lee Mun Wah, StirFry Seminars and Consulting, California

So often, teachers, staff and administrators want to have ‘culturally responsive’ classrooms, but are stuck in trying to answer some very familiar questions, “How do we create a school atmosphere where every student and staff member is seen and valued? Where do we begin? What kinds of training do we need? How do we learn about what we don’t know? What if I’m part of the problem? If don’t even know about my own culture, how can I help someone else discover and celebrate theirs?”

These and many other questions will be the focus of this seminar. Through personal stories, diversity exercises, role-play, and other experiential modalities, we will explore not only in what ways we have become mired, but also what is still needed to truly make use of the cultural richness inherent in the gifts and contributions of our students, staff, administrators, teachers, and parents.

It’s time we move beyond the simplicity of thinking that diversity awareness can only be expressed through our foods, costumes and dances, to understanding that it is our spiritual, emotional and traditional differences that are the untold and uncharted territory begging to be honored, valued and integrated into our classrooms, schools and workplaces. It’s time we develop a relationship with each other by taking the time to hear each other’s journey and learning about the myriad of perspectives that we each bring to the table--perspectives that are not only precious, but essential, if we each are to truly feel seen and valued. To know this feeling for ourselves is to know what it would be like for our students to feel seen and valued, too.

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If you have any questions, please contact Paula Alcock, Operations Coordinator at Capital Area Early Childhood Training Institute at pla10@psu.edu or 717-702-3304.

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