Minnesota teachers who are striving to create classrooms that are fair to all students and free from bias will share their ideas at the annual Minnesota NAME conference on Saturday, October 7. NAME—the National Association of Multicultural Education—will focus on three levels of change: self-awareness, classroom reform and working for world equity. The conference is from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at Roseville Area High School, Roseville.
Dr. Heather Hackman, Professor of Human Relations and Multicultural Education at Saint Cloud State University, will give the keynote address. A panel of local high school students will share their experiences and perceptions.
Workshops will cover numerous aspects of equity and diversity, including:
• Experiences of African American male teachers, who are only one percent of Minnesota’s teaching force,
• How to reform classroom environments by arranging books and other materials
• Culturally-based approaches to reducing poverty,
• Community dialogues on racism and white privilege,
• Rekindling the social justice spirit,
• Developing a systematic, long-term commitment to change.
Participants can register at the door or on line at http://www.edchange.org/mn-name/events.html