Connecting Human Origin and Cultural Diversity Program

Professional Development Workshops

 

The following workshops are held at CHOCD on the UMSL campus:

The Geographic Origins of "Race" - the CHOCD Human Origin lab presentation on human biological diversity and the social ramifications of racial terminology.

Teaching About Race and Evolution - taking volatility out of the conversation with a civil, scientific and intellectual approach.

African art and musical expression - this CHOCD African cultures lab workshop will look at mathematics, science and social studies through the use of artifacts, musical instruments and easy hands-on art projects.

The following workshops may be offered either at a school site or at CHOCD on the UMSL campus:

Mapping Across the Curriculum - Introduction to several successful, classroom tested, experiential approaches to teaching social studies through the language and fine arts for grades 4-8.

Africa and Its Many Languages and Cultures - a MAP-focused approach to teaching about the continent of Africa while strengthening writing and higher level thinking skills, grades 3-8

Talking about the E word - a discussion on evolution and its use in your social studies and science textbooks and curriculum.

What Makes Us Human - A contemporary introduction to exploring human universal examples in the classroom. This is a cross disciplinary workshop that includes science, math and social studies to help students see what all people have in common. A great group of icebreaker exercises for the beginning of the school year or to compliment your class curriculum.

Multicultural pedagogy - This workshop will use successful CHOCD approaches to combining writing, reading, math and science in a multicultural curriculum for grades K-3 and 4-6.

Where Did We Come From? Origin stories - use storytelling, drama and writing to enrich your classroom curriculum, while introducing your students the world's cultures.

Culture, what is it and why is it important? We discuss the importance of culture in understanding your students, their family and community. The culture of your school and classroom will also be explored in regards to student achievement, classroom management and teacher expectation.

Workshop
Location
90 minute session
Three hour session
The Geographic Origins
of "Race"
CHOCD
x
Teaching About Race
and Evolution
CHOCD
x
x
African art and
musical expression
CHOCD
x
x
Mapping Across the Curriculum
CHOCD
or school site
x
x
Africa and Its Many Languages
and Cultures
CHOCD
or school site
x
x
Talking about the E word
CHOCD
or school site
x
What Makes Us Human
CHOCD
or school site
x
Multicultural pedagogy; a cross disciplinary approach
CHOCD
or school site
x
x
Where Did We Come From?
Origin stories
CHOCD
or school site
x
x
Culture, what is it and why is it important?
CHOCD
or school site
x
x