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2019 Multicultural Symposium

Multicultural Student Services LogoMirrors, Windows and Sliding Glass Doors:
Cultivating Optimal Learning Environments

What: 9th Annual Multicultural Symposium: Mirrors, Windows and Sliding Glass Doors: Cultivating Optimal Learning Environments
When: Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Where: Catalina High School, 3645 E. Pima St. Tucson, AZ. 85716
Time: 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Questions: Please call 225-4923
Printable Flier | Event Program (in PDF)

District employees: Please register in the Professional Learning Portal, TrueNorth Logic, Course #14594. Must register by April 10.

Parents and community members: Please register using the form at right.

About this Symposium

The increasing diversity in our schools, the ongoing demographic changes across the nation, and the movement towards globalization dictate that we develop a more inā€depth understanding of culture to bring about authentic learning and understanding among diverse populations. Environments that acknowledge, respond to, and celebrate fundamental cultures offer full, equitable access to education and prepare ALL students to meet the demands of a Multicultural Global Society.

Keynote Speaker - Dr. Kathy G. Short

photo of Kathy ShortKathy G. Short is a professor in the program of Language, Reading and Culture, College of Education at the University of Arizona and has worked extensively with teachers to develop curriculum that actively involves students as readers and inquirers. Her work focuses on global literature, literature circles, curriculum as inquiry and intercultural understanding. She is the Director of Worlds of Words (, an initiative to build bridges across global cultures through literature.

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Registration for Parents and Community Members

  • This registration form is for parents and community members.

    TUSD employees: Please register through Professional Learning Portal, TrueNorth Logic.

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