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INTELLECTUAL HUMILITY in SECONDARY EDUCATION

UPSTANDER ACADEMY

AUGUST 1 - 5, 2016

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The Dodd Center and the Upstander Project are proud to present the Upstander Academy, an inquiry-based professional development opportunity for secondary educators with a focus on genocide and human rights education.  

The first Intellectual Humility in Public Discourse Summer Institute, the Upstander Academy will help teachers promote social emotional competencies and learning, foster intellectual humility, and address complex historical and cultural issues.
Sponsored by the UConn Humanities Institute Intellectual Humility in Public Discourse Project through the generous support of the John Templeton Foundation.

 
LEARN ABOUT
  • New content about post-genocide Rwanda and cultural genocide against Native Americans through forced removal of children;
  • Methodologies designed to provide exposure to intellectual humility for learning and justice;
  • Innovative teaching techniques that support the Inquiry Arc, and critical and creative thinking;
  • Instructional strategies that bridge the social studies to social and emotional learning;
  • Ways to celebrate and model the skills of upstanders;
  • Opportunities to join a community of professionals that integrates human rights and genocide education into classrooms.

SPACE IS LIMITED SO REGISTER EARLY!

 
GUEST FACULTY

Dr. Joseph Sebarenzi served as speaker of the Rwanda Parliament from 1997 to 2000.  He was referred to by many as an independent politician bent on denouncing abuses and enhancing the independence and role of the parliament.   Dr. Sebarenzi also worked as a high school teacher in Rwanda and as an executive in non-government organizations in Rwanda, Burundi, and in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

He is author of God Sleeps in Rwanda and teaches in the CONTACT program at the School for International Training.  

gkisedtanamoogk (key-said-TAH-NAH-mook) served as co-chair of the Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and featured prominently in First Light.  He teaches in the Native American Studies and the Peace and Reconciliation Programs on the Orono campus of the University of Maine.  gkisedtanamoogk is Wampanoag from the community of Mashpee located on Massachusetts’ Cape Cod.

Dr. Heather Battaly is Professor and Chair of Philosophy at California State University Fullerton, with a research focus on epistemology, ethics, and virtue theory.  She is an expert on intellectual humility and other intellectual virtues, and has written broadly on both the theory and practice of educating for virtue.   Dr. Battaly’s books include Virtue (Polity Press, 2015) and Virtue and Vice, Moral and Epistemic, ed. (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010), and her numerous articles have appeared in Teaching Philosophy, the Journal of Philosophy of Education, and Metaphilosophy.


CORE FACULTY
 
Mishy Lesser, Ed.D.
Learning Director for the Upstander Project and Education Fellow at the Dodd Center

Adam Mazo
Director of the Upstander Project and co-director and producer of First Light, Dawnland, and Coexist

Glenn Mitoma, Ph.D.
Director of the Dodd Center and Assistant Professor of Human Rights and Education

REGISTRATION 
($25 Deposit + $125 Tuition)

Closes May 1 @ 11:59pm


 
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This institute was made possible through the support of a grant from the John Templeton Foundation. The opinions expressed at this institute are those of the organizers and do not necessarily reflect the views of the John Templeton Foundation.
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