Teachers in Conflict and Displacement: Interactive Design Workshop

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The Office of the Vice President for Diversity and Community Affairs

Teachers in Conflict and Displacement: Interactive Design Workshop

Teachers in Conflict and Displacement: Interactive Design Workshop

This one-day event is an opportunity to draw attention to the challenges faced by teachers in displacement and crisis-affected settings, to foster community around teachers working with marginalized learners in New York City and around the world, and to build on the skills of participants through an interactive human-centered design exercise.

This workshop will provide an opportunity for students, faculty, and greater TC and Columbia University community to‚Äč:

1. Learn about the realities of being a teacher in a conflict, crisis, or refugee setting through the voices of the teachers in Kakuma refugee camp and Kalobeyei settlement.

2. Engage with the Teachers for Teachers professional development approach that draws on training, peer coaching, and mobile mentoring.

3. Participate in an interactive human-centered design exercise that includes refugee students/teachers as the point of focus.

This workshop will be led by Teachers for Teachers, a group of graduate and students at Teachers College headed by Dr. Mary Mendenhall, who have been supporting refugee and Kenyan teachers in their efforts to improve their own teaching practices in Kakuma Refugee Camp. The event is co-sponsored by the Center for African Education at Teachers College and the Teachers College Vice President's Diversity and Community Initiative Grant Fund. Following the event there will be an optional one-hour session to learn about Teachers for Teachers capacity development approach.

Learn more about Teachers for Teachers: www.tc.columbia.edu/refugeeeducation

To request disability-related accommodations contact OASID at oasid@tc.edu, (212) 678-3689, (212) 678-3853 TTY, (646) 755-3144 video phone as early as possible.

April 27, 2018, 10:00 AM

April 27, 2018, 2:00 PM

Smith Learning Center (4th Floor Russell Hall)