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  • Cultural Competence in the Classroom - From Theory to Practice
    Exploration of Cultural Competent Teaching for Diverse Classrooms
    The topics for this series will focus on understanding the complexity of elements important to members of underrepresented populations in relations to history, values, politics, communication styles, economy, beliefs, and practices. And provide participants an opportunity to discuss what instructors can do to mitigate the challenges that impede the success of underrepresented students in the classroom. Each session will center on an article that will be sent to participants prior to the session.
    Dates: 01/28/15 (Stereotype Threats: Lower Than Expected Performance Among Stereotyped Groups)
    02/24/15 (Black Americans & Academic Success)
    03/11/15 (Hispanic Americans & Academic Success)
    04/21/15 (Native Americans & Academic Success)
    Time: 11:30am-1:00pm
    Location: Nigh University Center, Room 201 (Lunch Provided)
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    Shared Practices in the Classroom: Privilege and Race
    What are the historical, societal, familial and personal mechanisms that foster racial entitlement? How does this impact organizations and teaching practices? What can be done? Three two hour discussions facilitated by Marc Goulding (History), Kole Kleeman (Mass Communication), and Elizabeth Overman (Political Science) will address these questions. In this series of workshops, participants will read and discuss the book White Like Me by Tim Wise.
    Dates: 02/11/14, 03/04/15, 04/08/15
    Time: 11:30am-1:00pm
    LocationNigh University Center, Room 201 (Lunch Provided)
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    Black Male Success in Higher Education: Building Faculty/Student Relationships
    What are the holistic barriers that hinder African-American men from achieving success in college? What social and cultural issues do these student face prior to admittance into college? How can faculty build lifelong relationships with this student population? During these three hour and a half sessions, UCO faculty across departments will be paired with students of the Black Male Iniciative Program & Fellows Program to discuss the "asset" models and frameworks that help African-American men garner a sense of belonging at UCO.
    Dates: 02/19/15, 03/12/15, 04/16/15
    Time: 12:30-2:00pm
    LocationTBA (Lunch Provided)
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  • Remaining True to Your Educator-Self in the 21st Century: Embracing Deep, Intentional, Integrative Learning Workshop
    Dates: Thurs., 5/14/15
    Time: 09:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Location: Center for Transformative Learning, Room 117-118

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To register: contact Jody Horn

Please contact
CETTL with any questions or concerns at (405) 974-5570, (405) 974-2543 or email hpuryear@uco.edu.