WHAT IS CONFERENCE ABOUT?
Culture, Relationships and Learning
More and more research tells us something that many of us already know- students learn more when they build relationships and feel safe at school. In international schools fluency in working within the context of many cultures helps us build relationships that promote learning.
Tynisha D. Meidl is the co-chair of the Teacher Education Program and associate professor. Tynisha has been involved in the field of education for over 15 years. Meidl’s research agenda is informed by her experiences as a teacher in urban and rural contexts. Her research is specific to literacy development within the context of teacher development, inclusive classroom culture, culturally relevant curriculum, service-learning, and literacy assessment and intervention. As consultant, she is committed to supporting teachers and school leaders to create positive and inclusive educational climates.
Her recent co-authored book, Expanding Elementary Teacher Education through Service-Learning: A Handbook on Extending Literacy Field Experience for 21st Century Urban Teacher Preparation, examines the need to redefine and reconfigure teacher education, which includes intentional and meaningful field experiences to adequately prepare teachers for urban elementary classrooms.
Tynisha is the co-editor for Literacy and Social Responsibility, a journal of the International Literacy Association and served on the advisory board of reviewers for Literacy: Helping Students Construct Meaning (9th edition). She is the co-founder of District Literacy Leadership SIG as a part of the International Literacy Association. Tynisha Meidl is active in the community. She is a co-founder of the African Heritage Student Leadership Institute, a programming initiative of African Heritage Inc. serving black high school students and teachers who work with diverse student populations. She has multiple book chapters and journal articles on issues ranging from approaches to culturally diverse classrooms to service-learning in urban contexts.
The intersection between culture, learning, and relationships.
Monday, November 20, 2017
7:30 AM- Breakfast and Sign in
8:00 AM- Guest Speaker, Dr. Willingham-Meidl
9:30- Coffee Break
9:45- Primary teachers with Dr. Willingham-Meidl/ Secondary teachers in workshop unpacking culture
1:00- Secondary teachers with Dr. Willingham-Meidl/ Primary teachers in workshop unpacking culture
3:00- Closing statements
This event was sponsored by AASSA.