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.
Make connections to personal experiences, ideas in other texts, and society with adult assistance.
Evaluate how messages presented in media reflect social and cultural views in ways different from traditional texts. Synthesize and make logical connections between ideas and details in several texts selected to reflect a range of viewpoints on the same topic and support those findings with textual evidence.
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)
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.