"Meet and Greet" Reception
Midi Restaurant — Harbor View Room
Join us the evening before the conference for a "meet and greet" reception held at Midi restaurant in the Fitger's Complex. Enjoy beautiful views of Lake Superior and avoid the morning rush by registering early for the conference. Take advantage of the opportunity to network with other conference attendees, educational professionals, faculty and students.
Refreshments and appetizers will be served.
Mitchell Auditorium Check-in & Registration
Welcome — Dr. Jo Olsen; Dean School of Education
Keynote Address — Diversity in America: Teaching Students To Know, To Care, and To Act in Global Times – Dr. James A. Banks
Racial, ethnic, cultural, language, and religious diversity is increasing in the United States as well as in nations around the world because of worldwide immigration. The deepening diversity within nation-states and the quest by different groups for cultural recognition and rights are challenging assimilationist notions of citizenship and forcing nation-states to recognize, respect, and incorporate diversity. A delicate balance of unity and diversity should be an essential goal of citizenship education in multicultural nation-states. Citizenship education should help students to develop thoughtful and clarified identifications with their cultural communities, nation-states, and the global community. It should also enable them to acquire the cosmopolitan attitudes, knowledge, and values needed to know, to care, and to act to make the nation and the world more democratic and just.
10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Breakout Sessions (times and locations TBD)