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Third FWISD Multicultural Education Institute to Focus on Culturally-Relevant Instruction

(January 29, 2019) -- More than 300 educators are expected to gather for discussions on culturally-responsive instruction at the FWISD Multicultural Education Institute (MEI) Volume 3 this Saturday at Texas Christian University.meivol3

The one-day event, hosted by FWISD’s Social Studies Department in partnership with TCU’s Department of Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies and TCU's College of Education ANSER Institute, includes an opening and closing keynote address and 34 breakout sessions focusing on four strands --- community connections, culturally relevant instruction, social emotional learning, and literacy, language and sociolinguistics.  Learn more about each strand here

Rickie Clark, Executive Director of FWISD’s My Brother’s Keeper Program, and Dr. Francyne M. Huckaby, professor of Curriculum Studies at TCU’s College of Education, are the opening and closing keynote speakers for the event.

An Expo Room with community organizations and resources -- such as Fort Worth Sister Cities and Fort Worth Capoiera, African drums from Baba Kwasi, Decolonizing the Music Curriculum and more -- will also be open to attendees.

“MEI creates space where every educator’s authentic self can show up and learn ways to empower students beyond the single story of teaching and learning,” said Joseph Niedziela, FWISD’s director of Social Studies.

Festivities get underway at 8:30 a.m. at TCU’s Rees-Jones Hall, 2901 W. Lowden St.

MEI organizers say the event advances teaching and learning with an understanding of history, race culture and identity; unity among diverse cultures and history; individual pride; self-confidence and respect for all. 

For more details, contact Mr. Niedziela at 817-814-2470 or email


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