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Today's Multicultural Classroom: Cultural Competency for Educators
Date Friday August 14
Time 2:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location Details
Quan Yin Training Center
2311 8th Street
Berkeley, CA 94710
510-204-8840
http://www.stirfryseminars.com
Event Type Class/Workshop
Organizer/AuthorMelissa Sweeney
Emailmelissa [at] stirfryseminars.com
Phone510-204-8840 x101
As schools continue to change, what are some of the new skills and new perspectives that will be needed to meet the challenges of a more diverse population? What are some of the fears about having to change? What will be required to adapt to these new cultures?

In this unique workshop and training, participants will learn that cultural competency requires an awareness of cultural differences, cross-cultural communications skills, community development and an understanding of social issues and contexts.

Through the use of films, personal stories, and experiential exercises, participants will learn:

* Ways to interpret and make use of new emotions and modes of communication
* How to notice the intent and impact inherent in all our communications
* How to listen to what is being said and what is not being said
* A variety of ways to create a sense of community when confronted by a diverse population
* How to ask culturally appropriate questions
* The importance of listening and responding
* How to mediate conflicts that are cultural in nature
* Exploring, culturally, what is needed and what is not
* Different methods that can help in creating a sense of community between diverse groups and individuals.
* How to enhance your observational and listening acuity by learning how to translate non-verbal messages into meaningful interventions.
Added to the calendar on Wednesday Jul 1st, 2009 1:15 PM
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