We will be engaging in an experiment: a webinar on the topic of diversity and cultural competency in our schools. Our speaker is Rosetta Lee, of Seattle Girls’ School, a national presenter on the ways that educators can support the diverse communities that enrich the educational process and lead to growth for all of us. Rosetta was our speaker at an AIMS program back in October, and the websites pertaining to her presentation can be accessed as follows:
Because there was so much interest and engagement in Rosetta’s October program, the AIMS Diversity Committee has invited Rosetta to present a webinar on February 18, building upon the work she did with us in the fall. The webinar is appropriate for those who were able to be with us in October, and for those who were not able to participate then. Registration for the February 18 webinar will cost $25 per person, and you will receive log-in information 24 hours in advance of the program. You may watch the webinar from your own computer, or, you may gather with colleagues in a shared space on your campus to watch in a group setting. The webinar will run from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm.
***It is our hope that individual schools may want to contact one or two neighboring schools, with the thought of inviting colleagues to come together to watch the webinar and to participate in a shared discussion following Rosetta’s presentation For example, a discussion group could run for an hour or an hour-and-a-half, until 3:30 or 4:00 pm. We are asking schools to organize their own discussion groups as space and time allow. We hope this opportunity may help support informal, neighborly collaboration among schools.
As I said, this is an experiment, and we are eager to hear how it works. The online registration form that you fill out will have an opportunity to pose a question to Rosetta. The AIMS office will collate the questions and send them on to her, so that she may frame her presentation around your interests.
Registration Deadline Date: 2/12/2016 (no refunds after this date)
AIMS Member Fee: $25 (per person, not school)