The Courage of Transformation Through a Curriculum of Caring [DEI]
This session will address the question, "How do we continue to provide quality education in our rapidly changing society, with cultural "norms" being challenged, traditions being upended, people talking at each other instead of with one another with the only voice being heard is their own?" Presenters will propose that one way to address this is by developing a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) focused curriculum of caring that can impact all students. Through a DEI focused curriculum of caring, we can transform our schools so that they are culturally responsive, where students can experience a felt sense of belonging, whether they are students of marginalized communities or students in majority groups. This better prepares all students to live in an ethnically and culturally diverse world and society.
Focus: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion.
1) Introduction to the Five Shifts of Transformation to help shift school culture so that all students feel seen and heard.
2) Re-righting history - allows all stories to be told.
3) The value of developing a curriculum of caring, (not learing about caring, but participating in it) in order to belong more quickly.