ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

District 518 hosting workshop on cultural competency in education

WORTHINGTON -- District 518 in collaboration with Southwest Minnesota State University and Minnesota West Community and Technical College will be hosting a workshop for educators focusing on cultural competency in education.

4424020+Dis 518 web.jpg

WORTHINGTON - District 518 in collaboration with Southwest Minnesota State University and Minnesota West Community and Technical College will be hosting a workshop for educators focusing on cultural competency in education.

The workshop will take place on Monday and Tuesday at Worthington High School. Attendees include teachers, instructors and professors from District 518, SMSU and Minnesota West. Some of the topics scheduled to be discussed include building a positive learning environment,

fostering family involvement, and the benefits of knowing and understanding students’ cultural backgrounds. The workshop is expected to be helpful within the area given its cultural diversity. Funding for the workshop is provided by the Southwest Initiative Foundation and McKnight Foundation.

The program is part of an effort to expand the cultural competency of District 518 staff, and is a step in the goal toward growing and diversifying the teacher workforce. The program is intended to open doors toward establishing a teaching degree program in the Worthington area.

What To Read Next
The North Dakota Highway Patrol investigated the Wednesday, Jan. 25, crash.
Fundraising is underway to move the giant ball of twine from the Highland, Wisconsin, home of creator James Frank Kotera, who died last month at age 75, 44 years after starting the big ball.
“We see that when things happen in the coastal areas, a few years later, they start trending toward the Midwest,” said Rep. Ben Krohmer, serving his first term in the House.
“This is sensationalism at its finest, and it does not deserve to be heard in our state capitol,” Rep. Erin Healy, a Democrat and one of 10 votes against the bill in the 70-person chamber, said.