Participants will examine the many ways in which race and ethnicity matter in teaching and learning, and explore how to design educational settings in which all students can learn from each other.

  • Learn to foster the educational benefits of diversity for all students
  • Enhance students’ understanding, empathy, and ability to learn from people of diverse backgrounds
  • Develop strategies to tap into insights and knowledge of diverse groups of students
  • Facilitate dialogues among students, staff and parents about issues of race
  • Understand racial identities within racially diverse contexts
  • Develop culturally relevant and culturally sustaining curriculum and pedagogy
  • Improve achievement outcomes for all students
  • Build community and engage parents
  • Frame diverse schools as the most desirable schools for the 21st century
  • Promote the educational and social advantages of diverse schools
  • Create a plan to bring this knowledge back to your own schools and communities

The facilitated small-group dialogue session is a space for participants to deepen their learning through group dialogue and individual reflection. Similar to school homeroom, each group comprises diverse participants who meet daily. Through activities facilitated by Teachers College doctoral students, participants explore how insights gained from workshops and plenaries will actively inform their practice in education. Participants will be encouraged to engage in critical conversations in order to challenge assumptions and spark innovation for their work moving forward. By Thursday, participants will emerge with a vision of reimagined education.

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