Cultural Perspectives for Diverse Adult Learners
 

Cultural Perspectives for Diverse Adult Learners

Date: Thursday, January 21, 2021

Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. CST (Not sure what time this is in your time zone? Click here to convert it!)

Cost: There is no fee for this training, but your tax-deductible donation will support our tutor training program and literacy learners across Minnesota!

Presenter: Jimmie Heags, Jr., MA, LSC, LPCC, LADC, ACS (he/him), Part-Owner, Canopy Mental Health & Consulting. About Jimmie.

Description: Anaïs Nin, author of Little Birds, was quoted as saying, “We don't see people as they are.” Cultural differences can promote diversity in thought and enrichment in a learning environment. These differences can also serve as barriers to student success which is the antithesis of what ought to occur in educational communities. This presentation will cover topics ranging from cultural perspectives and cultural humility to implicit bias in Adult Basic Education.

Participants will explore cultural perspectives and the need for cultural humility related to enhancing the outcomes of adult learners and educators' professional development. Learning will be acquired through breakout groups, short videos, discussion and facilitation of the topic.

Learning Objectives:

· Gain awareness of one’s cultural perspectives, social location and the need for cultural humility in Adult Basic Education.

· Begin recognizing and grappling with issues related to culture, identity, bias, privilege and power that can enhance and/or impede learners.

· Define implicit bias and identify strategies for overcoming negative and harmful biases.

· Expect and accept non-closure as a commitment of life-long learning.

Please note that you may be asked to participate in discussion groups during the webinar. Please plan to join us from a quiet setting where you can see the PowerPoint slides and use your audio.

CEUs will be emailed to participants after the webinar, typically within 1-2 business days. Please note that if you miss more than 15 minutes of the session, we are unable to issue you CEUs.

Webinars are not recorded, but please check our training calendar for additional sessions.

This workshop meets the Literacy Minnesota Social Justice in Education Certificate Program requirements. Learn more about the certificate program.

Questions? Contact Kelly at krynda@literacymn.org or 651-251-9074.

Literacy Minnesota is committed to providing access for people with disabilities at our trainings and events. To request accommodations, please contact Kelly at krynda@literacymn.org or 651-251-9074 at least two weeks in advance.

Advanced registration required!

You will receive a registration confirmation email with a Zoom link to access the webinar. If you believe you have registered but do not receive an email, please check your spam/junk folder. If you cannot locate it, make sure you’ve registered correctly by consulting the written directions or video below; the registration includes TWO screens where you must enter your information – make sure you go all the way through!

Please DO NOT share your Zoom link. Everyone planning to attend needs to register to help ensure we can take accurate attendance, which is necessary in order to issue CEUs and certificates.

Email Kelly at krynda@literacymn.org if you still cannot locate your confirmation email with Zoom link. Registration is open up until the webinar start time, but we recommend registering at least one day in advance if possible in case you need assistance. Due to the high volume of attendance at webinars, we may not be able to get back to you if you request registration assistance immediately before or at the webinar start time.

Having trouble registering? See written instructions below or watch this how-to video. (Using a mobile device? See this video instead.)

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