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Oct 29

Teaching for Social Justice & Democracy Speaker Series: Ursula Thomas

October 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

Teaching for Social Justice & Democracy series focuses on strategies and unique teaching methods on emerging social justice issues.

PRIDE, Pronouns, Productive Conversations and Safe Spaces

Join guest speaker Ursula Thomas as she discusses best practices educators can utilize for LGBTQ+ learners.

This will be an in-depth discussion on creating more inclusive learning environments for LGBTQ+ learners and how to help them feel safe in their identities.

Presenter Bio: Dr. Ursula Thomas is currently the Associate Chair of Cultural and Behavioral Science-Online/Clarkston and Associate Professor of Education at Georgia State University-Perimeter College. Prior to this appointment, Dr. Thomas served as the Director of Field Experience and Assessment for Teacher Education at Perimeter College. She has written and presented extensively and has six (6) books published or in press and over 45 publications. Her most recent book is the Cases on Strategic Partnerships for Resilient Communities and Schools (2020). A former reading specialist at the district level, Dr. Thomas also serves as a consultant throughout the country advising districts on diversity, inclusion, teaching and curriculum development in public school settings. Dr. Thomas’s accreditation experience in early childhood programs and teacher education program development has garnered external funding for her institution and community engagement partners. She possesses national and international accreditation review leadership for National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)/Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and American Council on Education (ACE). She currently serves as a Georgia Association for the Education of Young Children (GAEYC) Leading for Equity Fellow (2021). Her research agenda includes diversity, social justice, culturally relevant pedagogy, cultural mediation, multicultural education, gender issues in curriculum and teaching, service learning, technology, and leadership.

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Teaching for Social Justice & Democracy Speaker series focuses on reaching faculty from various departments to discuss their discoveries, realizations, and methods used to integrate current social justice issues into classroom activities while creating engagement, motivation, and inspiration for GSU students.

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