The Olentangy Local School District will host a one-day conference from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 6, 2014 to discuss how to build a community of respect and empathy through cultural awareness, sensitivity and understanding. The conference will provide tools and strategies to ensure equity and inclusion for all students and the community through engaging workshops and discussions for teachers, administrators, parents, community members, and students in grades 9-12. The conference is free and will be held at Orange High School, 2840 E. Orange Road. Register here. Hurry! Registration will close Monday, September 1 at 11:59 p.m.
Topics will include:
• Identity and Belonging: Gender Differences, Ethnicity, Culture
• We are All Diverse: So What? …Looking at the different kinds of diversity
• Learning in a Diverse Classroom:Culturally Relevant Planning, Tools and Strategies
• A look at the Evolution of Our Community: The Statistics of Regional and National Demographics
• Resource Room: Resources for Teachers, Parents, and Students
• Let’s Talk Special Needs: Understanding and Supporting ALL Students
• Student Panel: From a Student’s Perspective — Intent to Impact…Who I Am in our One Community
• Parent Panel: From a Parent’s Perspective — Intent to Impact…Who I Am in our One Community
• Diverse on Purpose
• Additional topics to be announced
**CEU Certificates will be offered, as well as college credit for teachers
For more information, view the OLSD Diversity Conference Flyer.