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Patricia Edwards Presentation: Partnering with Diverse Families for Student Success
May 31 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am AKDT
Professor Patricia Edwards will be speaking at the Supporting Teachers to Work with Culturally, Linguistically and Racially Diverse Students, Families and Communities: A Two-Day International Symposium at the University of British Columbia.
This international symposium will address the pressing imperatives in teacher learning by bringing together leading researchers and teacher educators with expertise in working with culturally, linguistically, and racially diverse students and families in Canada and the U.S. The two-day event will consist of an opening address by Dr. Nicholas Ng-A-Fook and a closing keynote by Dr. Hetty Roessingh, as well as four interactive thematic sessions that aim to engage multiple perspectives including teacher educators, teacher candidates, in-service teachers, and community partners. The four interactive sessions will address four priority areas of knowledge and competencies that in- and pre-service teachers urgently need to meet the needs of the changing demographics of K-12 learners in Canada:
1) supporting refugee students’ education,
2) building school, home, and community relations,
3) infusing Indigenous knowledge in teacher education, and
4) integrating strategies and skills in teaching culturally, linguistically and racially diverse students.
Edwards will be presenting on “Teachers Partnering with Diverse Families for Student Success: An American Perspective.”