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Can We Talk? ​Using Current Events to Create Meaningful Conversations Around Critical Thinking​

Saturday, November 14, 2020 ​

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Virtual Workshop $10

Zoom link will be sent in the email confirmation.

Earn 2.0 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) hours.

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Event Information

Session Description

Join our Dreeben School of Education Teacher Education Alumni , Adriana Moreno, as she identifies strategies that will help students analyze how messages are presented in the media to reflect social and cultural views. During this session, participants will also learn how to help students synthesize and make logical connections between ideas and details in several texts that reflect a range of viewpoints on the same topic and support those findings with textual evidence. ​

Learning Outcomes

The participants will learn how to help their students:

  • Respond to diversity by building empathy, respect, understanding and connection (Diversity)​

  • Respectfully express curiosity about the history and lived experiences of others and will exchange ideas and beliefs in an open-minded way (Diversity)​

  • Exam diversity in social, cultural, political and historical contexts rather than in ways that are superficial and oversimplified (Diversity)​

  • Recognize their own responsibility to stand up to exclusion, prejudice, and injustice (Action)​

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Presented by:

Adriana Moreno​

Adriana Moreno is a 6th-grade math teacher in Sul Ross Middle School at Northside ISD. She is a graduate of the Dreeben School of Education where she received her Bachelors in Interdisciplinary Studies with Generalist EC-6 certification. Adriana has entering into her eighth year of teaching. In response to the recent rise in social unrest across the country, Adriana used her social media platform to educate herself on ways to bring awareness and healing to herself as well as her students.

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