February

Journey Towards Equality: A History of the Women’s Suffrage Movement Towards Equality


February 06, 2020 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

College of Education Diversity and Equity in Teaching and Learning Series: This workshop will focus on the social and intellectual lives of educated women in the early American republic and the interconnections with influences such as fashion and prohibition on the long road to suffrage and the passage of the 19th amendment. New Jersey’s unique suffrage history will be explored, including its adoption and retracting of voting rights for women. It will also examine the impact of New Jersey women reformers such as Alice Paul as leaders in the movement.


Location: 1600 Valley Rd.

Teaching About Immigration and Refugees


February 26, 2020 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM

College of Education Diversity and Equity in Teaching and Learning Series: Difficult stories and debates about immigrants, migrants, and refugees are on the front page of the news nearly every day. This workshop will look indepth at the issues around immigration, migration, asylum seeking, human rights and more. Through interactive activities, we will define important vocabulary terms, explore a brief history of immigration in the United States, and look at our personal family migration stories to help place the current situation in deeper context. Participants will leave with tools and activities to address these complex topics with students.


Location: 1600 Valley Rd.

March

Exploring Diversity in Children’s and YA Literature


March 03, 2020 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

College of Education Diversity and Equity in Teaching and Learning Series: Children of all ages need to have access to literature that provides windows and mirrors for them--opportunities to see all cultures reflected on the pages of books used in the curriculum. This workshop will discuss notable diverse books, strategies for selecting and evaluating titles to include in curriculum, issues of authenticity and resources for finding books. Preparing for challenges to multicultural books and developing rationale for including diverse books in the curriculum will also be addressed.


Bridging the Gap for English Language Learners


March 11, 2020 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

College of Education Diversity and Equity in Teaching and Learning Series: Students with limited English proficiency pose a unique challenge for today’s educators. This workshop will offer strategies that the content area specialist can use to facilitate the academic learning and cultural acclimation of speakers of languages other than English. Participants will learn how to set and measure appropriate individual learning targets. They will be equipped with resources that will help them to communicate learner progress to parents or guardians with limited English.


Location: 1600 Valley Rd.