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Saturday, March 24 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Leading Beyond a Single Story: Lessons in enacting a culturally responsive social studies program in Fort Worth ISD

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What is the story of culture and history students learn in our schools? Who informs that story? What are the implications of that story on students whose history and cultural has been traditionally left out?  How can a social studies program be designed to create a more equitable experience for students?  This session will explore these questions as well as share about ongoing work to build a first-of-its-kind culturally repsonsive social studies program.  A program where students engage in a curriculum that goes beyond the single story told through the state level standards alone.  A curriculum that enhances students understanding of their genuine selves while empowering them to be future stewards of human progress.

Program elements featured as part of this session include:

-expanding and reinforcing ethnic studies courses first initiated by the district in SY 2013-14;
-designing and developing a K-12 African and African-American History and Culture Overlay/Infusion Curriculum;
-developing professional learning opportunities;
-future plans for a K-12 Latino(a) American Studies History and Culture Overlay/Infusion Curriculum.

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Joe Niedziela

Executive Director of K-12 Social Studies and Curriculum Supports, Fort Worth ISD
Leading to build a better world. Designing learning experiences that grow future leaders. Forever a teacher.

Saturday March 24, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm CDT
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