When: Friday, September 9, 2016 from 9:00AM to 3:00PM CDT | Add to Calendar.

Where: West County Psychological Associates, 12125 Woodcrest Executive Drive, Suite 110, Saint Louis, MO 63141 | Driving Directions.

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We live in a global society, which means that the faces of our schools and classrooms will continue to change.  One of the greatest challenges schools and educators face is working with and reaching culturally and ethnically diverse students.  To meet this challenge, we must become culturally competent professionals.  This means that we are aware of our personal assumptions, actively attempting to understand worldviews of culturally diverse populations, actively developing and practicing appropriate strategies and skills in working with culturally diverse students, and advocating on behalf of the students with whom we work.  Becoming culturally competent is an aspirational, continuous process.

Topics Covered Include:

  • What is cultural competency?
  • Who am I?
  • Assumptions and stereotypes
  • The baggage we bring
  • Microaggressions
  • Implicit bias
  • Cultivating relationships with diverse learners
  • Working with families of diverse learners
  • The school culture

Who Should Attend:

  • Those working with diverse populations of students, parents, or community members
  • Those wishing to learn more about working with diverse populations
  • Those willing to take an honest look at themselves to become facilitators of change

Cost:   $85 per attendee   Continuing Education certificate provided, must attend full program.

Donna GarciaDonna Garcia, M.A., M.S. has a background in psychology, educational administration, and computer science. She has thirty years of educational experience and he has worked extensively with children of all ages, parents, and school faculty and staff as teacher, principal, and university faculty.

She has a particular interest in working with parents who are striving to become better parents and teachers and principals who want to provide healthy learning environments and school cultures for their school families.

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