The Center for Scholarship and Research
“Behind from the Start: How America’s War on Poverty is Harming our Most Vulnerable Children”
Lenette Azzi-Lessing, Associate Professor, Social Work
Wednesday, February 8th
4:00-5:00 PM in Wolf Room 200, Wheelock College
The Center for Scholarship and Research is pleased to invite you to a reception celebrating the publication of “Behind from the Start: How America’s War on Poverty is Harming our Most Vulnerable Children” by Lenette Azzi-Lessing, Associate Professor in the Social Work Department. Refreshments will be served, and copies of Dr. Lessing’s book will be available for purchase. For more information, please contact Professor Janine Bempechat, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Aspire Institute, in collaboration with Wheelock faculty, have created and launched a professional development opportunity around the issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion with the course “Culture, Self and Teaching” (CST). After positive feedback from teachers who participated in the course, exclaiming that “this should be a required course for all educators,” we have been diligent in creating a subsequent course called, “Culturally Responsive Pedagogy” (CRP). We are eager to launch it in the next academic year following CST. In the first course, participants will explore how their own cultural lenses influence teaching, planning and relationships with students. The subsequent course, CRP, introduces participants to tenets of culturally responsive pedagogy, including culturally-grounded and student-centered curriculum and the development of a sociopolitical consciousness.
These courses are funded by the Kellogg Foundation. CST and CRP are courses that were designed specifically to look at the different ways in which we perceive the world and each other in relation to the academic achievement gap. In partnership with Boston Public Schools, we are currently working with the Office of Opportunity and Achievement Gaps to expand our offering to teachers across the district.
Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, 9AM-9:00PM
Sponsored by the Wheelock College Faculty Senate
On February 28, we will gather together to build and strengthen our Wheelock community. The day will include workshops, performances and community-wide activities. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend.