Dowling College Diversity Conference March 6, 2015

The Dowling College School of Education Advisory Council will host a Diversity Conference on Friday, March 6, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The theme of the conference is Multicultural Collective Intelligence and Innovation for Diverse Learners. The conference is free and opens with a continental breakfast in the Ballroom on the Oakdale Campus. All are welcome to attend!

The conference will expand multicultural awareness and understanding among students, college faculty and administrators, and K-12 school district leaders. The following panel presentations are designed to bridge theory to practice regarding diversity and multiculturalism in higher education and K-12 environments:

  • Digital Media and Technology in Classrooms to Improve Instruction and Learning for Diverse Learners
  • Effects of Multicultural Collective Intelligence Using Social Media in a College Class
  • In the Field: Teachers’ Use of Action Research to Inform their Instructional Practices
  • Action Research for Linguistically Diverse Students
  • La Madres Parent Action Group

Round Table discussions will conclude with an action plan for stakeholders and include the following topics:

  • Dual Identity: Improving Culturally Responsive Schooling for Native American Children
  • Dignity for All Students Act: What Can Schools Do to Make Their Programs Accessible to All Students?
  • Religious Diversity: The Intersection of Politics and Religion on Students’ Learning



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