EDU Central Office Sessions

You’re Invited: Equity and Diversity Sessions

Join the Equity and Diversity Department for Cultural Celebrations and Training Sessions.

APRIL

4/18
Understanding Autism Brown Bag Lunch & Learn
Noon-1:30 p.m.
Location: Wellness Center Large Conf. Room A
Panelists from Central Office
This course unpacks how to support students with autism and partner with their families for student success.
RSVP: http://bit.ly/EDUautism 

4/23
Central Office Poverty Simulation
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Martin Center
The Poverty Simulation is an interactive, non-traditional, powerful three-hour training that equips participants to understand the effects that poverty has on individuals, families, and communities.
RSVP: http://bit.ly/EDUpoverty

MAY

5/2

Asian Pacific American Brown Bag Lunch & Learn
Noon-1:30 p.m.
Wellness Center Large Conference Rooms
This session will define “What is Asia?” and will begin to explore the rich and diverse heritage that our Asian American and Pacific Islander American students and families hold. As we begin to be exposed to the rich heritage, cultures, and beliefs of our students and families, we will be able to engage them more effectively and equitably.
RSVP:
http://bit.ly/EDUAsianPacificAmer

5/14

Kurdish Culture Exchange
Noon-1:30 p.m.
Wellness Center Large Conf. Room A
This course, reviews common cultural norms, values, beliefs, and practices of Kurdish families and outlines best practices for educators to effectively engage with Kurdish students and families to promote student success.
RSVP: http://bit.ly/EDUkurdish

5/23

Cultural Humility
Noon-1:30 p.m.
Wellness Center Large Conf. Room A
Hosted by Mariana Merritt, MNPS Pre-K Office
This course elevates cultural humility over cultural competence and explores the three factors that guide cultural humility in teachers and school staff: lifelong commitment to self-examination and self-critique, desire to fix power imbalances, and develop partnerships with people/groups who advocate for others.
RSVP: http://bit.ly/MNPSculturalhumility

JUNE

6/4

Empathy Building for LGBTQ Students
Noon-1:30 p.m.
Location: Wellness Center Large Conf. Room A
Hosted by the Oasis Center Staff
This experiential course builds empathy for the LGBTQ+ community and provides staff with tools and skills that will assist in creating a positive school climate and ensure that all students, families, and staff have equitable access.
RSVP: http://bit.ly/EDUlgbtq

6/20

Refugee Resettlement 101
Noon-1:30 p.m.
Wellness Center Large Conf. Room A
Hosted by Catholic Charities
This course is designed to provide school personnel with information regarding current trends in refugee resettlement, the role of the resettlement agency, and the unique needs of refugee students in the classroom. It includes tips for working effectively with refugee families and details about support services for refugee students and the schools that serve them
RSVP: http://bit.ly/EDUrefugee