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Laverne Berkel Honored With UM System President’s Award

Every year, the highly competitive UM System President’s Awards recognize faculty who have made exceptional contributions in advancing their university community. The awards are presented on behalf of President Mun Choi to faculty members across the four universities of the UM System. This year, Laverne Berkel, associate professor of counseling and counseling psychology, was honored with an award. See full story at UMKC Today

NOW HIRING: IUE Grow Your Own Liaison and Instructor

Are you interested in helping diversify the teacher workforce and help high school and community college students explore the possibilities of teaching as an act of social justice? Apply to join our team! The IUE is looking for a dynamic educator to help coordinate our teacher pipeline programs!

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Anti-Racism in the Classroom – IUE Voices in Education

IUE presents a webinar providing educators with information about Anti-Racist classroom practices, including a brief historical context, information about culturally responsive, culturally relevant and anti-racist teaching strategies and tips. The webinar concludes with a panel discussion of current educators in Kansas City area schools and organizations.

Facilitators: Dr. Brad Poos and Jennifer Fergerson, Institute for Urban Education at UMKC

Panelists: Kirsten Brown, Crossroads Academy Charter School; Susana Elizarraraz, Latinx Education Collaborative; Chaur Jacobson, Turner High School; La’Shawna Wilson, West Park Elementary, Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools