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Equity, and Inclusion in Rural and Diverse Educational Communities Conference - Oct. 29

September 9, 2021

The College of Education and the Office of Equity and Inclusion invite you to join them on Oct. 29, for the "Equity and Inclusion in Rural and Diverse Educational Communities" conference, 5-9 p.m. (Mountain Time)

The keynote speaker will be Dr. S. Brooke Vick, the Associate Provost for Faculty and Diversity Initiatives and Associate Professor of Psychology at Muhlenberg College, a private liberal arts college in Allentown, PA. Dr. Vick will be discussing “Building Inclusive Environments for Equitable Outcomes: Promoting Access, Participation, and Learning within Educational Communities." See the event website for an expanded biography.

Given the changing demographics in the United States and recent events that have drawn national attention to inequities in American society, it is critical for educators to be well-positioned to recognize diversity and promote equity and inclusion in their classrooms. Specifically, teachers, administrators, and related school-service providers must be empowered to create learning environments that are safe, caring, and inclusive communities so that all students can learn and thrive.

The College of Education at Idaho State University values diversity, believes in equity and inclusion, and supports the Pocatello community’s diversity mission “to create a welcoming and inclusive city through various community engagement activities." The College seeks opportunities to enrich educators’ understanding and application of equity and inclusion strategies in the classroom. The goal of this conference is to provide a focused, in-depth opportunity for professional educators and related school service providers to come together and share strategies.

“The faculty, staff, and students in the College of Education are committed to fostering a welcoming, inclusive, and safe environment. We are dedicated to preparing future teachers and school leaders who will promote equity and justice in their classrooms, schools, and greater community. This conference is an opportunity for all of us to explore critical issues surrounding equity and inclusion, to learn from one another, and to renew our commitment to being positive change agents in our community,” said Jean McGivney-Burelle, Dean of the College of Education.

View the Conference Call for Proposals at: https://bit.ly/ISU_DEI_Proposals

More information can be found at the event website: isu.edu/education/dei/.

For questions about this event please contact, coeevents@isu.edu, Subject line: DEI Conference.



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