Teach MLK Workshop 2010

Videos from Event

"Teaching about Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement Today"
Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010 from 4:00 to 5:30 in 2302 Sangren

This exciting event addressed teachers at all grade levels and in all disciplines, and included inspiring large group presentations followed by a series of focused workshops. WMU faculty and local teachers K-12 collaborated to make it truly meaningful and relevant -- to help go beyond MLK Day and Black History Month and think about the issues King's life raised in different ways and times across our teaching and curricula. It was sponsored by the WMU MLK Committee and the departments of English, History, Anthropology, and the College of Education.



3:40 Book table & Free materials for all participants from Rethinking Schools

4:00 Plenary Session:
2302 Sangren Hall


Martin Luther King, Jr., The Civil Rights Movement, and K-12 Classrooms Today
Dr. Allen Webb


Acting White? Fostering School Success of Students of Color & Students in Poverty
Dr. Linwood Cousins

4:45 Breakout Sessions:

Engaging Issues of Social Justice Through Young Adult Literature
Dr. Gwen Tarbox
3311 Sangren

"Art, Drama and Poverty: Empowering Students to Address the Real Issues in their Lives and Community"
Chris Measaros, Bangor Public Schools
2302 Sangren

Civil Rights in a Global Context
Dr. Ed Martini
2219 Sangren

Teaching about the Middle East Conflicts
Shadia Kanaan, Palestinian peace activist
Dr. Allen Webb
Virginia Shedd
2201 Sangren

Continuing the Conversation: Science and Math Success for Students in Poverty
Dr. Linwood Cousins
3309 Sangren

Discussing Race in the Classroom
Jennifer Heymoss, Kalamazoo Central High School
3207 Sangren

African American English and Linguistics in the Classroom
Dr. Lisa Minnick, Sarah Hercula
2205 Sangren