Workshops

Fall 2016

Building Community: An Introduction to Teaching Issues of Social Justice in the Classroom

Date: October 4, 2016
Time: 5:30–7:30 p.m.
Place: youthrive office, Banks Building, 615 1st Ave NE, Minneapolis
CEUs: 2
Cost: $25 (includes dinner and resources).
Registration deadline: September 23, 2016. Register here

This workshop will focus on using theater and literacy activities to establish community and deconstruct barriers that lead to conflicts in the classroom. Facilitated by high school educators with 30+ years classroom experience as well as members of youthrive.

Sponsored by IGS and the Office of Equity and Diversity Transformation Award.

Social Movements and Identity

Date: October 25, 2016
Time: 5:30–7:30 p.m.
Place: youthrive office, Banks Building, 615 1st Ave NE, Minneapolis
CEUs: 2
Cost: $25 (includes dinner and resources).
Registration deadline: October 11, 2016. Register here

This workshop will offer a summary by UMN faculty on global social movements, the importance of addressing these in the classroom, followed by several hands-on activities to increase student voice and identity in the curriculum while improving student self image. All presentations integrate discussions relevant to addressing issues of social justice in the classroom. Facilitated by UMN faculty, the Minnesota Writing Project Staff, and the Institute for Global Studies staff.

African Curriculum in the K-12 Classroom

Date: November 5, 2016
Time: 9:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Place: 1210 Heller Hall
CEUs: 5
Cost: $25 (includes lunch and resources).
Registration deadline: October 22, 2016. Register here.

Five licensed teachers who attended the African Studies Initiative weeklong summer institute, Africa in the Classroom, developed lesson plans and resources that will be shared during African Curriculum in the K-12 Classroom.

Presentations include:

  • Unpacking African Stereotypes (Michael Prellwitz)
  • Social Media and Africa Representation (Justine Clark)
  • Economics of Africa (Tracy Townsend)
  • Ripple Effects: How Access to Water and Sanitation
  • Impact Standard of Living (Sara Damon)
  • Ghanaian Fantasy Coffins (Sara Damon)
  • Kibera Walls for Peace (Samantha Ross)

Facilitated by UMN faculty, the Minnesota Writing Project Staff, and the Institute for Global Studies staff.
Sponsored by IGS and the Office of Equity and Diversity Transformation Award.

Local Voices: An Exploration of Identity through Digital Storytelling

Date: November 10, 2016
Time: 5:30–8:30 p.m.
Place: 1210 Heller Hall, West Bank UMN
CEUs: 3
Cost: $25
Registration deadline: October 25, 2016. Register here.

In this workshop, educators will have the opportunity to explore how the concept of the American Dream, what Professor Moin Syed (University of Minnesota Psychology professor) calls the "Master Narrative,' informs identity and how it creates barriers to success when one does not fit into that narrative. After Professor Syed's presentation, attendees will learn about the Immigration History Research Center's new free online tool which increases the capturing of student voices and affirms diverse identities in the classroom.

Facilitated by the Institute for Global Studies, with presenters from the Immigration History Research Center, and Dr Moin Syed.

This workshop is funded by:
College of Liberal Arts Joan Aldous Grant, Global Stories Local Voices Global Literacy from Kindergarten to the Research University
African Studies Initiative
Institute for Global Studies