As part of its ongoing focus on equity in education, MCEA is sponsoring the third and final event of a three-part series on social justice and instructional practices for educators on May 28, 2013 at the MCEA Conference Center.
The Social Justice Series has focused on social justice issues and immigrant students in MCPS over the past year. Prior workshop topics included “The Maryland Dream Act and its Impact on Our Students” and "Immigrant Students: Working Together to Promote Their Success.”
At the upcoming teacher-led workshop, educators will examine issues related to English Language Learners and how to overcome obstacles to improving student achievement. Participants will review teacher-created English Learners case studies, collaborate with colleagues to identify and remediate roadblocks to achievement, and build capacity to advocate for students. The workshop is open to all MCEA members.
The Social Justice Series is a joint project developed by the MCEA Human & Civil Rights Committee, Minority Affairs Committee, and Instructional and Professional Development (IPD) Committee. There will be door prizes and light refreshments.
In addition to this Social Justice Series, MCEA has developed a partnership with McDaniel College to design and offer a graduate certificate program in Equity and Excellence in Education that provides an intensive, five-course graduate program in cultural competencies, race and urban education.
RSVP to Kiwana Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-294-6232.
For more information on the Social Justice Workshops, contact: Carol E. Stewart, Special Educator, Northwood High School, (301) 649-8276