Advanced Mentor Training – Culturally Responsive Education!
When: November 18th, 8am-3pm
Where: Moab Valley Inn
Who: Grand Area Mentoring volunteers and GCSD employees only
Scholar Cynthia Benally, assistant professor at the University of Utah and member of the Navajo Nation, will present. Light breakfast and lunch provided! The training will cover:
- A history of the Dine people
- Information on Dine culture, clans, beliefs and values
- Discussion of the difference between cultural appreciation and appropriation
- Explanation of Culturally Responsive Education, and how it can be an integral part of our learning environment, including methods of teaching that connects, engages, and implements the cultural beliefs, norms, and values of the student’s community and/or tribe into the classroom aesthetics (set-up), curriculum, lesson plans, and educator pedagogy (style of teaching).
While this is geared for teachers, mentors will benefit too, especially those serving students of Native American heritage. Partial attendance permitted. Come for part or all.