6th Annual CAST Symposium: Countering Islamophobia: A Cultural Diversity Seminar

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Date(s) - Friday, August 7th, 2020
10:30 am - 12:00 pm


The Universal Design for Learning framework was designed as a lever for change, one that addresses the inequities inherent in a one-size-fits-all curriculum. But in recent years, a larger conversation has emerged as to whether and how UDL should intentionally address the many barriers—systemic and individual—that limit learning for all. We are committed to advancing this larger conversation and exploring in greater depth the ways in which UDL can be leveraged to make more equitable learning environments and opportunities for students who have traditionally been marginalized. The Symposium will highlight promising work that is taking place in the field and will also serve as a forum to co-create a vision for how to more explicitly develop UDL as a framework for designing equitable learning opportunities for all.

ING will present our cultural diversity seminar which provides educators and school staff with valuable resources for preventing harassment and bullying, improving interaction with Muslim students and their families, and providing teaching resources that build an inclusive learning environment. The seminar also addresses the roots of perceptions of Muslims that date back to colonialism and the process of racialization, offering ways to counter bias and prejudice.

Register here.