Learning Journeys for K-12 Educators
The Educator Institute Cultural Learning Journey is a series of workshops and community immersive experiences designed to help teachers create and deliver classroom lesson plans that are engaging for students and align with Social Studies standards. Offerings focus on the cultures and histories of Minnesota’s indigenous, ethnic, and racial communities, and are co-created with scholars, lead teachers, community leaders, and cultural partners.
Learning Journeys Include:
• One-day in classroom workshops with guest speakers, small group reflection and collaboration
• Dedicated time for the development of lesson plans and activities that align with Social Studies standards with support from scholar and a lead teacher
• Half-day immersive experiences in community and cultural spaces
• Unfiltered stories from cultural organizations and individual community members
Learning Journey Outcomes:
• Broader worldview of Minnesota’s indigenous and cultural communities and their historical significance and contribution.
• Deeper understanding on how culture, race, language, and historical narratives impact student identity and learning experience.
• Inclusive classroom learning environments that engages all students and nurtures a sense of belonging, curiosity to learn, and compassion.
Recommended Learning Journeys (Workshop + Learning in Community):
Register for one or more of our recommended “Learning Journeys” or create your own by pairing a workshop and a “Learning in Community” of your interest.
Latine Hxstory and the Xican@ Pop-Up Book Movement
July 13, 2022
Learning in Community:
Latino/x/e in St. Paul’s West Side
August 6, 2022