Earlier this month, Middle School Global History teachers Geeta Jain and Yolanda Wilcox González led a workshop called “The Anatomy of a Wired Social Justice Global History Classroom” at the People of Color Conference (PoCC) 2015 in Tampa, Fla.
The workshop dissected and highlighted their work in the middle school classroom through a social justice lens. Participants were exposed to a “textbook-less” approach, one that uses multiple perspectives, collaborative projects, and assessments. Jain and González provided workshop attendees with tools that enable teachers and students to become designers; tips for all classroom teachers, regardless of their experience with technology; and concrete examples on how to incorporate past and current historical events.
More about Beaver @ POCC: In total, 11 Beaver faculty and staff attended PoCC this year, and they experienced workshops on a variety of themes, including Teaching to Transform; Equity and Inclusion; Racial and Ethnic Identities: and Self-Efficacy and Empowerment.