University of Rochester

Workshop for teachers on classroom practice in the wake of Sept. 11

TIME, DATE, AND PLACE: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, in room 2-162 of Dewey Hall on the University of Rochester's River Campus

ADMISSION: Free and open to the public Note: Free parking is available on most campus lots on weekends

November 28, 2001

Teachers interested in exchanging ideas about classroom practice that integrate current events, such as the terrorist acts of Sept. 11, into their teaching are invited to a free workshop on Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Margaret Warner Graduate School of Education and Human Development at the University of Rochester.

"Teaching in the Wake of September 11" was developed by Sonia James-Wilson, assistant professor of education, and several graduate students. "We want to help elementary and secondary school teachers consider the options of how they can respond when significant events happen," says James-Wilson. Concurrent sessions will be held on such topics as media literacy, teaching about terrorism, and increasing students' understanding of groups different from themselves. Then a panel of teachers will offer examples of some strategies that have worked well in their classrooms.

The program will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in room 2-162 of Dewey Hall on the University's River Campus. Lunch is included. On Tuesday, Dec. 4, a related discussion on religious fundamentalism will take place from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in room2-162 of Dewey Hall with William Scott Green, Dean of the College and Bernstein Professor of Judaic Studies.

For more information, contact Sonia James-Wilson at (585) 275-3948.