Where: Catalina High School, 3645 E. Pima St. Tucson
When: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 30
TUSD Employees: Register through True North Logic >>
Course number: Course #13351
Course title: Multicultural Symposium SY 2016-17
Event Flier (in PDF)
Questions? Please call 584-7500 or 225-3880
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Student Services invites Tucson Unified educators to attend the 6th Annual Multicultural Symposium.
Purpose: Systemically address the achievement gap and issues of intercultural proficiency through professional development focused on best practices related to culturally relevant pedagogy, diversity and learning.
Objective: Participants will be empowered and better equipped to create a culturally relevant learning environment.
Partnership: Cross-departmental collaboration to support the professional development needs of TUSD employees in response to the Unitary Status Plan.
Who: Teachers, administrators, support services, parents and community members.
Keynote Speaker: Francesca López, Ph.D.
Associate Professor Francesca López began her career in education as a bilingual (Spanish/English) elementary teacher, and later as an at-risk high school counselor, in El Paso, Texas. After completing her PhD in Educational Psychology at the University of Arizona (2008), she served on the faculty of the Educational Policy and Leadership department at Marquette University (2008-2013). Her research is focused on the ways educational settings promote achievement for Latino youth and has been funded by the American Educational Research Association Grants Pro-gram, the Division 15 American Psychological Association Early Career Award, and the National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship. Dr. López is a National Education Policy Center Fellow, and was a Visiting Fellow for the Program for Transborder Communities at Arizona State University. She serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment and Contemporary Educational Psychology, and is currently senior associate editor for the American Journal of Education and co-editor of the American Educational Research Journal.