The workshop will address how to teach Asian American history, culture and literature for the PreK-8 classroom.
Beginning in 2022-23, every public elementary school and high school needs to include a curriculum unit of instruction studying the events of Asian American history, including the history of Asian Americans in Illinois and the Midwest. There also needs to be a focus on recognizing the contributions of Asian Americans toward advancing civil rights as well as challenging the current wave of anti-Asian American hate and violence.
Our professional development for educators and school leaders will be over two days and online from 9 AM to 12 PM on Tuesday, August 16th, and Wednesday, August 17th. It is a two-day professional development workshop that will also lead to credentialing for educational leaders. Each participant will also receive a packet of helpful resources as a part of the workshop. We are also open to providing onsite professional development for your school and district with the hope of developing Asian American focused curriculum and instruction.
On Day One (August 16th), we will address these topics:
On Day Two (August 17th), we will address these topics:
Samina Hadi-Tabassum (EdD) is an associate professor at Erikson Institute in Chicago where she teaches courses in cognitive and language development and family and culture. Her research focuses on the intersection of race, culture, and language and she recently published a book on Black-Brown race relations in American public schools. She identifies as South Asian American.
Jung Kim (PhD) is an associate professor at Lewis University in Romeoville, IL and teaches in the college of education. Her research focuses on Asian American children’s books and young adult fiction and graphic novels, racial identity development, culturally relevant pedagogy, and racial equity and social justice. Her recent book publication addresses how Asian American teachers in the US have adapted, persisted, and resisted racial stereotyping and systematic marginalization throughout their educational and professional pathways. She identifies as Korean American.
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