Thursday, October 9, 2014

Nov. 14 Workshop On Developing Student Empathy


The issues raised in the exhibition RACE: Are We So Different? have particular relevance to the 3rd-6th grade classroom. As children become more aware of the world outside of themselves, empathy and understanding of others can deepen. This workshop will give educators the resources and skills to develop a school climate that reinforces respectful behavior among students. We will also explore how to make lesson plans even more relevant and engaging by intersecting students’ personal learning styles, their family and ethnic cultures, and an understanding of historical and sociopolitical contexts with the core curriculum.

You will leave the workshop understanding
why it is important to pay attention to race and ethnicity at your school, where potential places of conflict are hidden, and what to do about them so that you and your students can benefit even more from so many cultures coming together.

Facilitated by: 
Susan O’Halloran, master storyteller and diversity educator
Eileen Hogan Heineman, Director, Racial Justice Programs, YWCA Evanston/North Shore
Gloria Woods, YWCA Evanston/North Shore

This workshop supports CPS Framework for Teaching Component 2a (Creating an Environment of Respect and Rapport) and CCSS Speaking & Listening Anchor Standards 1 and 4.

Date: Tuesday, November 4 , 2014
Time: 10:00 – 2:30 pm
Registration Fee: $10

Workshop Includes:
4 CPDU credits
coffee and vegetarian style lunch
Classroom resources and materials
 Register Here

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