Educator Seminar Overview

Cultural Diversity Seminar for Educators

Designed for K-12 district administrators and teachers as well as faculty in colleges and schools of education, department chairs, deans and pre-service teachers, this seminar titled, “Understanding Muslim Students: Fostering an Inclusive Environment” provides valuable information and resources for preventing harassment and bullying, and improving interaction with Muslim students and their families, while helping build an inclusive learning environment for all students.

“Schools and districts should promote professional learning that deepens [the] understanding about the culture of the community and how to best meet their needs.”  – Study of Availability and Effectiveness of Cultural Competency Training, WestEd and ROCKMAN ET AL

Educator Seminar: Understanding Muslim Students: Fostering an Inclusive Environment

The purpose of this diversity seminar is to provide corporate managers with a picture of the challenges faced by Muslim employees in the current environment as well as solutions for addressing these challenges. This seminar begins with a description of the impact of anti-Muslim bigotry on Muslim employees and on their co-workers. The seminar highlights barriers faced by Muslims in the workplace, citing Equal Employment Opportunity Commission reports and experiences in a post 9/11 workplace environment. The seminar provides strategies for preventing discrimination and steps towards building an inclusive and productive work environment. The seminar provides a better understanding of the faith and practices of Muslim employees and suggestions for how to accommodate these practices in the workplace.

Benefits

  • Improved awareness and understanding of the current environment for Muslims generally and Muslim students specifically.
  • Prevention of harassment and bullying and improved student inclusion, wellness, and safety.
  • Cultural awareness and development of cultural competency skills as it relates to working with American Muslim students, their parents and community.
  • Improved relationships with Muslim students and their families, which potentially results in higher levels of learning.
  • Fulfillment of requirements for certification, credentials, and professional development programs.

Audience
K-12 school district administrators and staff; K-12 teachers and higher education faculty; deans and department chairs in colleges and schools of education; pre-service teachers.

Format
Workshop Length: 2 hours
Number of Participants: 20 or more
Available: onsite or via webinar

For More Information
Contact us at [email protected] or 408-296-7312, extension 160. To schedule a seminar, please complete the form below.

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