The Knapsack Institute

The Knapsack Institute: Transforming Teaching and Learning

June 6-9, 2012

http://www.uccs.edu/~knapsack/

Do you get the support you need to build inclusive learning environments?

Find that support at the Knapsack Institute…..

The Knapsack Institute supports educators across the nation as they create curriculum and pedagogy to integrate race/ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class and other forms of social inequality into their work and strive to create inclusive classrooms.

The Knapsack Institute provides educators with a framework for teaching about the matrix of privilege and oppression. Our interactive, collaborative Institute welcomes all educators ((broadly defined, including K-12, higher education, non-profit staff, private sector, diversity trainers,etc.). Alumni include faculty, teachers, and facilitators at many levels, from a wide range of disciplines, backgrounds, and organizations.

The Knapsack Institute:

  • Is a forum for sharing ideas and strategies
  • Examines diversity, privilege, and intersectionality
  • Provides professional growth and development, including CEUs & academic credit
  • Provides mentoring and leadership development
  • Supports curriculum building
  • Provides hands-on activities, tools and practices that can be replicated
  • Provides strategies for dealing with resistance
  • Provides suggestions for creating institutional change in your organization
  • Provides resources and networking to support on-going change
  • Is facilitated by faculty and informed by the latest research

K-12 Track! We are partnering with a number of national organizations to offer a separate K-12 track. Breakout sessions will examine issues such as: bullying, ally building, issues of safety for students, gender identity, creating inclusive environments, and culturally responsive practices. Co-sponsored by theADL’s A WORLD OF DIFFERENCEÒ Institute

Evaluation Highlights: for the fourth consecutive year, on a scale of 1-10, with 10 being fully agree, participants rated the KI a 10 in the following key areas:

  • This Institute was very useful and valuable to me
  • I would recommend this Institute to colleagues
  • Speakers were knowledgeable and engaging
The Knapsack Institute is a program of The Matrix Centerfor the Advancement of Social Equity and Inclusion, the home of the national, award-winning

White Privilege Conference.

Registration: $1000.  Early registration discounts available now.

Details and application at:http://www.uccs.edu/~knapsack/


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