Educational Professionals

Amplifying the Will & Skill Needed to Address Education Inequity

Thursday, November 14, 2019

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.


Registration Deadline

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Seema Pothini will use *case studies to present every-day examples of the ways in which racism, sexism, homophobia and heterosexism, class inequities, language bias, religious-based oppression, and other equity and diversity concerns affect students, teachers, families, and other members of our school communities. They involve classroom issues that are relevant to all grade levels and all content areas.

Participants will be able to Practice the process of considering a range of contextual factors including:

• Checking their own biases

• Making immediate and longer-term decisions about how to create and sustain equitable learning environments for all students

Who Should Attend?

Teachers, paraprofessionals, coaches, counselors, administrators, and all interested educators

Seema G. Pothini's passion for creating equitable classrooms and schools drives her commitment as an advocate for underserved youth. She has extensive experience improving student success in historically underperforming schools and while teaching in Houston, was elected Teacher of the Year in her region and appointed to the superintendent's committee to address the opportunity gap. In addition to teaching, she has worked as a K-12 cultural integration specialist and consultant. Seema served as board president for Avenues for Homeless Youth and currently serves as president of the Minnesota chapter of the National Association for Multicultural Education. She is also co-author of Case Studies for Equity and Social Justice Education (with Paul Gorski).

About the Presenter
*This workshop will utilize cases from Seema Pothini & Paul Gorskis book Case Studies on Diversity and Social Justice Education. Copies can be purchased for an additional $35.Program Contact: Angela Skrade, 612.638.1528 angela.skrade@metroecsu.orgRegistration Deadline with book order: October 31, 2019Cancellation Deadline: November 12, 2019In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, when special accommodations are needed, contact Angela Skrade at 612.638.1528 or angela.skrade@metroecsu.orgat least two (2) weeks before the event date. Special accommodation cancellation notices are accepted no later than two (2) business days before the event date. Cancellations after the deadline will be billed for special accommodations fees.