Creating Inclusive Classrooms

Date: November 12, 2013
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Location: 121 E DeVos Campus
More Information: http://www.gvsu.edu/seminar/

In this training, sponsored by the LGBT FSA and FTLC, participants will explore the current culture of their classrooms and gain relevant information about inclusive language and applicable practices.  Often visible differences in the classroom receive the most immediate attention.  Yet, the unseen diversity components also have a great impact on the classroom learning atmosphere.  This workshop employs interactive activities and dialogue.  The program will leave educators with an increased awareness of:

·         The benefits of an inclusive classroom.

·         The promotion of respect, inclusion and healthy communication in classrooms.

·         The impact of their own beliefs and behaviors on classroom culture.

·         Term definitions and application.

Kathleen Owens is a practiced facilitator comfortable addressing complex and sensitive issues with interactive participation. Her passion for social justice and equity concerns permeates her work and informs her development of workshop and training curriculum that is contemporary and practical in application. Kathleen is concerned with the institutionalized aspects of inequity but recognizes the human and relational characteristics as key to real change.

Attendance is limited for this event, so please register for the training: http://www.gvsu.edu/seminar/