Valuing Diversity and Appreciating Differences (Part 1 of a 2-part Series)

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The goal of this 2-part series is to expand participants' awareness and appreciation of cultural diversity in adult education.

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Valuing Diversity and Appreciating Differences (2-part series)

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The goal of this 2-part series is to raise awareness about the diversity in adult education using two different lenses: a.) through the model of cross-cultural paradigms; and b.) through the eyes of students with learning challenges. At the end of this 2-part series, participants will gain an appreciation of the differences among staff and students and reflect on what their new learning/insights compel them to change and how they plan to implement them into their own practice.

Audience: Program Managers, Teachers, Counselors, Coordinators

Facilitator: Be Jensen

Location: Please register separately for each session. Once you register, you will receive a link to join the session.

Note: Attendance to both sessions is recommended but not necessary


Session I: Cross-Cultural Paradigms

Date: April 14, 2021

Time: 10:am - 1 pm

Description: In this first session, participants will enhance their awareness and ability to value and appreciate differences by learning about three models of Cross-Cultural Paradigms (The Iceberg Model, the Hall Model, and Kohl’s Model for Comparing and Contrasting Cultures).They will also learn to use the D.I.E Technique as a tool to overcome prejudgments and stereotyping. They will have an opportunity to reflect on how these models & technique could be utilized in their own classroom settings to foster the value of diversity among their students.


If you are interested in Sessions II of this series, see descriptions and registration links below.

Session 2: Looking at Challenges through a Pupil's Lens

Date: April 21,2021

Time: 10:am - 1 pm

Description: In the second session of this series, participants will review in-depth Rick Lavoie’s teachings on the frustrations, anxieties, and tensions that every learning disabled learner undergoes so they gain a better understanding of the learner’s struggles, develop more compassion and empathy, and be more open to exploring ways to accommodate their special needs.

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