29 October Why Cultural Diversity Matters October 29, 2018 By Christine Prusha Education & Professional Development Cultural, Diversity, Matters 0 This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Michael Gavin, associate Professor of human dimensions of natural resources researches biological diversity, and discusses the importance that history, language and tradition have in the preservation of culture. Associate Professor of human dimensions of natural resources in the Warner College of Natural Resources. His research examines the origins of human and biological diversity, which has led him to work with indigenous communities in over a dozen countries. About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations) https://youtu.be/48RoRi0ddRU Related Equity and Diversity Welcome Equity and Diversity Welcome Subscribe to our Cultural Lens Newsletter Sign-up to receive our monthly newsletter. The Cultural Lens features valuable information about out districts work in equity and diversity. It shares timely information about events, professional development opportunities and inclusion strategies in OPS. We feature a diversity calendar and book feature as well as other information our students, families, community, and staff want to know. View a newsletter at this link: https://www.smore.com/u/opsequity The danger of a single story Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice -- and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding. EDUCATING FOR A DIVERSE DEMOCRACY Teachers and Parents Check This Out: Classroom resources, professional development, magazines and publications. Reconstructing Curriculum The program curriculum will consist of intensive reading, discussion, class lectures, video presentations, group presentations, and lesson plan writing. Showing 0 Comment Comments are closed.