Dealing With Sensitive Issues in Public Schools
Date: 5:00pm - 7:00pm PDT October 9, 2012 Location: Lewis & Clark Graduate Campus
Lewis & Clark Graduate Campus
There are many times during a teacher’s career when challenging questions arise concerning religion, sexual orientation, politics, or family structure.
Join in a discussion about how teachers decide how to field questions from students, how to discuss controversial issues, and how to remain true to yourself while maintaining appropriate professional distance and objectivity.
Instructor: Cindi Swingen, M.A.T.
About the Instructor
For the past 21 years, Cindi Swingen has been a teacher in Colorado and Oregon. She has taught every grade from first through fifth and most recently, in addition to being a classroom teacher, has been an elementary math facilitator and taught parent education math classes for the Beaverton School District. Cindi has conducted numerous workshops in elementary school mathematics for experienced teachers, has served on the Beaverton Math Cadre and on Beaverton’s Math Project Team, and is a Critical Friends group member in Beaverton. She has published several articles with Lewis & Clark Professor Emeritus of Education Nancy Nagel and was successful in co-authoring a grant that provided funds for her school to provide after school enrichment and remediation programs.
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