Faculty Lunch & Information Session with Prof Sealey-Ruiz: Reaching & Teaching Diverse Communities
Dr. Thomas P. Rock (EdD '02), Executive Director of Enrollment Services, and the Brighter Collective will host a conversation with Dr. Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz on October 28, 2013, in Los Angeles.
Rooted in Dr. Sealey-Ruiz's experieces and research on issues concerning racial literacy of urban teachers and the educational experiences of Black and Latino students, the conversation will enlighten and inspire all current and future educators interested in improving education for all students. Participants will enhance their views of diverse student populations by examining relationship building opportunities that support and foster academic and socio-emotional development.
Following the conversation, prospective students can explore the possibilities of graduate school through a workshop that provides them with insight and information on programs in Education, Psychology, and Health.
This event is open to the public.
About the Presenter: Dr. Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz is an Assistant Professor of English Education in the Arts & Humanities Departmenet at Teachers College, Columbia University. With research interests in Black and Latino students' educational experiences, she currently serves as Lead Consultant for the New York City Department of Education's Empowering Boys Initiative (EBI). Professor Sealey-Ruiz designed the EBI mentoring and professional development program to be used in selected New York City schools. She currently teaches courses in writing, diversity, college English teaching, and co-teaches the year-long course: Youth, Media, and Educational Justice whereby Teachers College students serve as mentors to court-involved youth.