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Friday, June 14 • 10:45am - 12:15pm
Reimagining Public Education Through Collaboration: A Pathways2Teaching Approach LIMITED

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Program Description: This presentation/talk discusses Pathways2Teaching, a grow-your-own-teacher program, and the ways in which P2T is challenging barriers to education for students of Color. This talk will be in collaboration with the students from PACE to discuss how our work strives towards liberatory practices and education. 

Abstract: This presentation will discuss why and how a Critical Race Curriculum (CRC), supported by elements of a Freirean liberatory education, is currently being implemented in multiple high schools to encourage students of Color to enter the teacher workforce. Through this interactive session, attendees will: learn of an innovative approach to diversifying the teacher workforce through a “grow your own” teacher program for high school students of Color; learn how CRC, Pedagogy of the Oppressed (PO), and Critical Pedagogy (CP) are used to help high school students understand and challenge oppressive schooling experiences by questioning and acting upon policies and practices in public schools that do not lead to equitable access and outcomes (Yosso, 2002); and hear about the impact of the program on student and teacher learning and their ability to question the impact of policies and practices that seek to marginalize and oppress. The NCES (2016) reported that of the 3.1 million teachers currently in service at our nation’s public schools, 6% are Latinx, 7% are African American, and in schools where most of the students are Native/Indigenous, only 19% of its teachers are Native. Pathways2Teaching disrupts these current workforce statistics through CRC, PO, and Critical Pedagogy, allowing students to examine policies for ways in which their communities have been wronged, and collaborate through research, fieldwork, and public presentations on ways to make it right (Tandon, Bianco, & Zion, 2015). 

Challenging Questions
1. How many teachers of Color did you have growing up?
2. How did teachers of Color (or lack thereof) impact your education and the potential barriers you faced in school?
3.  How can we reimagine a liberatory public education that embraces and supports diversity and inclusiveness of all students?  

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Robin Brandehoff

University of Colorado Denver
I am a PhD candidate at University of Colorado Denver in the School of Education and Human Development.  My background is in Theatre Performance and Dramaturgy, both of which I have used to work with gang-affiliated youth in high school classrooms before pursuing my doctorate.  I... Read More →

Friday June 14, 2019 10:45am - 12:15pm MDT
Chameleon 004 (Lower Level) 2200 Bonforte Blvd, Pueblo, CO 81001, USA