Title

Cultural Awareness-Building Relationships

First Presenter's Institution

Dr. Lakeysha Hallmon

Second Presenter's Institution

Simone Danielson, GADOE

Third Presenter's Institution

Cindy Turner, GADOE

Fourth Presenter's Institution

n/a

Fifth Presenter's Institution

n/a

Location

Vernon

Strand #1

Social & Emotional Skills

Strand #2

Family & Community

Relevance

The two strands chosen Social & Emotional skills and Family & Community are both directly linked to fostering and establishing relationships. When focusing on building cultural awareness, social and emotional skills helps provide tools to be able to understand the cultures of those in the school, community and after school program.

Brief Program Description

What happens when you are a teacher with a class of students whose cultural background are far different your own? How do you relate and establish trust? In this workshop, through engaging conversation and interactive collaboration, we will provide essential tools to empower teachers to create a culturally aware after classroom that nurtures relationships among students, teachers, and the community.

Summary

According to Winkelman (2005), awareness of cultural differences and their impact on behavior is the beginning of intercultural effectiveness. He states that “cultural self-awareness includes recognition of one’s own cultural influences upon values, beliefs, and judgments, as well as the influences derived from the professional’s work culture” (p. 9). This workshop is structured around building strategies and practices in your school or after school program that enhances cultural awareness. We will utilize the Cross-Cultural Awareness Development: A Conceptual Model to lead conversation and engage in interactive group projects to gain tools to create a culturally aware school environment. Attendees will acquire knowledge and resources to be able to: •Acknowledge how culture shapes their own perceptions •Be more responsive to culturally diverse students and colleagues •Be more sensitive and accessible as a mentor or supervisor •Be alert to cultural differences and similarities that will present opportunities and challenges to working in a multicultural environment

Evidence

The workshop is developed around the Cross-Cultural Awareness Development: A Conceptual Model which provides essentials tools and resources to help develop a greater cultural IQ.

Format

Individual Presentation

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Lakeysha Hallmon, Simone Danielson and Cindy Turner are Education Research and Evaluation Specialists. As former classroom teachers, they utilize their experiences in education to provide engaging, informative and resourceful workshops.

Presentation Year

2018

Start Date

3-7-2018 9:45 AM

End Date

3-7-2018 11:00 AM

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Mar 7th, 9:45 AM Mar 7th, 11:00 AM

Cultural Awareness-Building Relationships

Vernon

What happens when you are a teacher with a class of students whose cultural background are far different your own? How do you relate and establish trust? In this workshop, through engaging conversation and interactive collaboration, we will provide essential tools to empower teachers to create a culturally aware after classroom that nurtures relationships among students, teachers, and the community.