Planting Seeds of Acceptance Workshop - 5 hours

In our global existence, we must break down barriers of ignorance that create fear and dissension. Through exploration of different cultures, we can learn about others, about ourselves, and realize we are more similar than different.

  • Anti-bias work is always an ongoing process.
  • Discourage making assumptions about individuals.
  • By learning about other cultures, we learn about ourselves.

Planting Seeds of Acceptance Workshop Fee: $2500.00

Workshop Description

Traveling around the world without leaving the room is how this Presentation has been described. The audience gets to explore cultural practices and traditions, understand what drives individuals and whole cultural groups, how to celebrate our diverse population, and how to promote discussion relative to existing core curriculum requirements. The whole workshop is very interactive and those in attendance are encouraged to share personal experiences and ideas. Everyone will leave with a toolkit of information they can share with their students in the classroom and their families at home.

In our global existence, we must break down barriers of ignorance that create fear and dissension. Through exploration of different cultures, we can learn about others, about ourselves, and realize we are more similar than different. 

Travel photography will be shared to show traditional dress, body art, marketplaces and much more. A quick review of anthropology will clarify cultural behavior so we can better understand what motivates us as well as individuals from different cultures. Cultural trivia unveils the origins of items we incorporate into our daily lives, such as the toothbrush or foods we love to snack on. Does any of this fall under the purview of core-curriculum requirements? Much of what is shared can easily be incorporated into Science, Geography, History,  Math, and Language Arts lessons – and you will be shown how!

Differences go beyond cultural backgrounds.  How we react to, and treat, individuals with physical and mental health disorders are learned behaviors with cultural influences which will be explored.

Global Awareness Workshop - 1.5 hours

  • Global Awareness is an understanding of global and cultural perspectives.
  • Look at commonalities instead of differences.
  • We have much more in common than we realize.
  • In sharing our experiences, we grow.

Global Awareness Workshop Fee: $1800.00

Global Awareness is an understanding of global and cultural perspectives. This workshop explores social and cultural aspects of the students and teachers who make up our classrooms. Diversity is the recognition of differences and commonalities among people from which they can begin to understand each other. Through on–screen presentations, props, literature, and group sharing, educators learn how to incorporate cultural learning into existing curriculum for grades K-12. This fast-paced, interactive workshop covers folklore, oral hygiene, body art, foods and herbal remedies. Bring a sense of humor and an appetite for the unusual!

Through the use of folklore we deliver a message on first impressions and introduce Mexican jumping beans. How oral hygiene needs have been met globally, takes the audience into Europe and Africa for answers. Origins of decorative body art used by many our youths today are explored as well as home remedies passed down through generations. Lastly, we look at the foods we are accustomed to eating and why. Through this presentation, topics meet core curriculum requirements for History, Geography, Social Studies, Science, Math and Language Arts.

Tolerance and Acceptance Workshop - 1.5 hours

  • Understanding the origins of prejudice. 
  • How people define themselves.
  • Why prejudice originated.
  • Walk in the shoes of an immigrant student.

Tolerance and Acceptance Workshop Fee:  $1800.00

This workshop brings understanding to the origins of prejudice and a glimpse of how people of different cultures define themselves. Those in attendance learn to see the classroom from different perspectives. Through a DVD short, Walking in the Shoes of an Immigrant Child, educators experience a young boy’s first day of school in the United States. In a group exercise, the audience will experience what it might feel like to have a mental disorder where they hear voices. Finally, they learn how, if left to themselves, children can be compassionate to others struggling with a disability. Be prepared to laugh and cry. Meets core curriculum requirements for Health and Social Studies.

 

Cultural Trivia in the Classroom Workshop - 1.5 hours

  • Celebrate cultural contributions.
  • What leads to the adoption of traditions.
  • The origins of our own traditions.

Cultural Trivia in the Classroom Workshop Fee $1800.00

Using cultural trivia in the classroom to celebrate cultural contributions. Empower students from different cultures by acknowledging cultural contributions. Origins of popular foods such as hamburger, hotdogs, tacos…From where does the birthday spanking originate? What country can we credit for sir names? Why June weddings? Why do we use the measurement of an inch?

Use of children’s literature and on-screen presentations to explore cultural traditions and customs. How elderly are treated in different parts of the world. Transitioning from one culture to another. Seeking freedom. Group discussions and sharing. Much group discussion and sharing. Topics give rise to core curriculum requirements in History, Geography, Social Studies, Science, and Language Arts.

Mental Health Disorders Across Cultures Workshop - 1.5 hours

Disabilities are not always visible. How students struggle with chemical imbalances of the brain that affect behavior, learning, and socialization. There is hope!

  • How students are affected (learning, environment, socialization, isolation).
  • How learning is affected (focus, understanding, esteem).
  • Society and social stigma (denial, avoidance, shame).

Mental Health Disorders Across Cultures Workshop Fee:  $1800.00

One out of every four families knows of someone, or is affected by a mental health disorder. Discussion will center around getting a better understanding of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety disorder, eating disorders, ADD, ADHD, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. The focus will be upon breaking stigma and understanding that mental health disorders are treatable.