Southern Utah University's Hispanic Center for Academic Excellence will host a Cultural Awareness and Sensitivity Training for the University's faculty and staff to discuss issues of diversity, multicultural education and culturally relevant pedagogy on Thursday, June 28.
On that same day, the Center will also host an LIA Training for Iron County teachers, where Bryan Waite, the program director for the Center of Global and Intercultural Engagement at Utah Valley University, will discuss how to value culture in the classroom and help students use their diverse cultural backgrounds to achieve academic success.
Some of the issues to be discussed at the workshops include culturally relevant education, models of multicultural practices, equity vs. equality, acculturation vs. assimilation, and many more.
The Thursday morning session specifically for Iron County educators will begin at 8 a.m. and run through noon. The sensitivity training for SUU faculty and staff will then run from 2–4 p.m. that same day. Both sessions will be held in Room 215 of the Emma Eccles Jones Education Building.
For additional information, contact SUU's Hispanic Center for Academic Excellence at 435-865-8188 or firstname.lastname@example.org.