Cultural Bridges to SEL: A Workshop for K-12 Educators

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5 to 8 p.m., April 15, 2024

ABOUT: You’re invited to an evening of free professional development for all K-12 educators: in service and pre-service teachers, educational aides, and administrators. A light dinner will be provided. Participants will receive a certificate for 3 hours of professional development. 

Consider the essential role of Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in today’s educational landscape. SEL equips students with vital life skills while DEI ensures that every voice is heard and valued. This workshop delves into the significance of SEL and DEI, showcasing how they foster a supportive, inclusive classroom environment where students thrive academically and socially. 
During the workshop we will:
  • Define Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to establish a shared understanding.
  • Explore the core components of social emotional learning (SEL) and address common misconceptions.
  • Explore benefits of, and effective strategies for integrating DEI principles into SEL curricula in the classroom.
  • Consider the implications of DEI and SEL specific to students from East Asian, Latin American, & Middle Eastern backgrounds.
  • Learn about resources available through the Centers for East Asian Studies, Latin American Studies, & Middle Eastern Studies.
WHEN: Monday, April 15 from 5:00-8:00 pm
WHERE: UA Marshall Building, Room 490 (Fourth Floor), 845 N. Park Ave., Tucson, AZ. 
Public street parking is available directly outside Marshall Building. Paid parking is available at Main Gate Garage and Tyndall Avenue Garage. 
SPONSORS: This workshop is organized by the University of Arizona Centers for East Asian Studies, Latin American Studies, and Middle Eastern Studies. It is partly supported through grant funding from the Title VI National Resource Centers program.
REGISTRATION & MORE INFORMATION: Registration is required for this event:
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