Dr. Paul C. Gorski

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The Cato College of Education's Diversity Committee invites you to participate in our 2nd Annual Workshop for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. The workshop will explore the theme of poverty and schooling. Please RSVP as space is limited. Dr. Gorski will engage the UNC Charlotte College of Education and community from February 13-14, 2018 at the UNC Charlotte Harris Alumni Center. A brief description of this engagement includes:

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. - Preparing Educators To Be A Threat To Economic Injustice

(College of Education Faculty and Staff Only)

7:00 to 9:00 p.m. - Keynote Presentation: Reaching and Teaching Students in Poverty: Strategies for Erasing the Opportunity Gap

(Open Session)

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. - Consumerism as Economic and Racial Injustice: The Consuming Habits that Make Me, and Maybe You, a Hypocrite

11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. - Building Family and Teacher Solidarity: An Equity Literacy Approach

2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Beyond Grit: How to Spot Equity Detours in Our Thinking and in Our Schools' Practices

CEUs: Attendees who participate fully are eligible to receive a maximum of six (6) contact hours of continuing education units for February 13 and five and a half (5.5) contact hours for February 14.

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Diversity Workshop

Brief Biography

Dr. Paul C. Gorski is the founder of the Equity Literacy Institute and EdChange and an Associate Professor of Integrative Studies at George Mason University where he teaches courses in the education program and the social justice and human rights program. He has 20 years of experience helping educators strengthen their equity efforts across a wide range of equity issues and has worked with schools and districts in 48 states and more than a dozen countries. Dr. Gorski has published more than 60 articles and has written, co-written, or co-edited twelve books including Cultivating Social Justice Teachers (with Kristien Zenkov, Nana Osei-Kofi, and Jeff Sapp), Reaching and Teaching Students in Poverty: Strategies for Erasing the Opportunity Gap, and Case Studies on Diversity and Social Justice Education (with Seema Pothini). He earned a PhD in Educational Evaluation at the University of Virginia. Dr. Gorski is also a published poet, a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, and a huge fan of Buster, his cat.

If you are interested in pre-reading Dr. Gorski's work in preparation for his visit to UNC Charlotte, Dr. Gorski recommends you visit...

http://www.edchange.org/publications/Poverty-ideological-imperative.pdf

For more information about Dr. Gorski, please visit....

http://paulgorski.efoliomn.com/.

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