Note to Educators: Hope Required When Growing Roses in Concrete
October 20, 2016 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Presented by Jeff Duncan-Andrade, PhD
What are the material conditions that affect urban youth before they even step foot in our classrooms? What does it mean to develop educational environments that are relevant and responsive to these conditions? How should these educational spaces define success for students and teachers? Social toxins emerge from racism and poverty, and those toxins impact young people and the development of their identities. This talk closely examines those toxins and offers strategies for developing educators who are better equipped to create environments for understanding and responding to them. Drawing from 20 years as an urban educator, Duncan-Andrade explores the concept of hope as essential for nurturing urban youth. Through the voices of young people and their teachers, and the invocation of powerful metaphor and imagery, we discover critical hope’s significance for an education that relieves suffering in underserved communities.
A reception will follow the lecture. This event is free and open the public, though registration is appreciated.
The CUE Summer Educator Forum
June 23, 2016 - 9:00am to June 24, 2016 - 4:00pm
Culturally Responsive Education: Taking the Next Step
The CUE Summer Educator Forum (CUESEF) is a professional learning experience designed for Math and English language arts educators of students in grades 6 – 12 in the Greater Pittsburgh area. This dynamic forum will strengthen educators' skills for culturally relevant and responsive instructional practices in ELA and math, and will feature workshops with experts in both fields.
Suffering in Silence: Disrupting the Discourse on Gendered Discipline Disproportionality for Black Girls
April 21, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Facilitated by Bettie Ray Butler, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Urban Education from the Universtiy of North Carolina at Charlotte, and Abiola Farinde, Ph.D., CUE Postdoctoral Fellow. For more information or to get a copy of the book chapter, e-mail email@example.com.
2016 Postdoc CUEtalks
April 19, 2016 - 9:30am to 12:00pm
Come learn about transformative research, practice-centered initiatives, ideas, and projects that our postdoctoral fellows have facilitated in the 2015-16 academic year.
Reflection Into Action: Restorative Justice and the Future of School Discipline
February 29, 2016 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Join the Center for Urban Education for a reflection and discussion, led by PPS Brashear students, building on the themes of the Maisha Winn lecture as we search for new ideas and strategies for integrating restorative justice into school discipline.
This event is free and open to the public. You are encouraged to join us for the discussion regardless of whether or not you attended the lecture. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Justice on Both Sides: Toward a Discourse of Restoration in Schools
February 25, 2016 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Building on a program of research which examines the intersections of language, literacy and youth justice, Dr. Maisha Winn will explore restorative justice using case studies from across the country.
This event is free and open to the public. Registration is appreciated. A reception will follow the lecture.This event is free and open to the public. Registration is appreciated. A reception will follow the lecture.
Brown Bag: Can We Say The N-Word? Exploring Psychological Safety During Race Talk
November 17, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
This installment of the CUE Brown Bag Series will be co-facilitated by Ashley Woodson, Assistant Professor in the Department of Instruction and Learning, and Jasmine Williams, doctoral student in Applied Developmental Psychology
You Can't Fix What You Don't Look At: Acknowledging Race in Addressing Disproportionality
October 22, 2015 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
The fall 2015 edition of the Cue Lecture Series, featuring Russell Skiba, PhD.
When Children First Recognize Race
October 15, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Co-facilitated by Shannon Wanless, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology and Education, and Jenn Briggs, Doctoral Student, Psychology in Education.