Steinhardt Prepares Teachers to Tackle the Multicultural Classroom

From understanding the LGBT student and teaching English Language Learners (ELLs), to Hip-Hop coursework and making Common Core culturally relevant, NYU Steinhardt’s Metro Center for Urban Education (Metro Center) works to strengthen and improve access, opportunity, and the quality of education for diverse learners across the nation.

This summer, the Center’s Technical Assistance Center on Disproportionality (TACD), will host its 2013 institute “Guardians of Equity: Creating Fair Systems to Achieve Equitable Outcomes.” The day-long event seeks to prepare local K-12 educators to practice cultural awareness in today’s multicultural classroom.

Educators interested in attending the FREE event, can register and view the day’s schedule here: http://2013summerinstitute.eventbrite.com

Pedro Noguera, executive director of the Metro Center, will provide the keynote address.

“The summer institute provides an opportunity to address the tough issues that are preventing our schools from serving the needs of all children,” says Noguera. “It is critical that we explore strategies and solutions that are working in some schools and districts so that we understand how to create systems that lead to equitable outcomes for every child.”

WHEN:
Saturday, July 6, 2013, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

WHERE:

The campus of New York University
The Kimmel Center
Rosenthal Pavillion
60 Washington Square South

WHO:
Lisa Delpit, professor of education, Southern University
Pedro Noguera (@PedroANoguera), executive director, Metro Center for Urban Education, NYU Steinhardt
Jerry Weast, former superintendent, Montgomery County Public Schools

VIDEO: Alan Ripp, director, Technical Assistance Center on Disproportionality (TACD), discusses TACD’s methods and the importance of boosting teachers’ understanding of race, ethnicity, and culture and how these factors impact student learning.