2016 GIA Conference
Saint Paul, MN   October 16–19
A Confluence of People, Cultures, and Ideas

Transforming Education Through Absent Narratives

Tuesday, October 18, 2:00pm – 4:30pm*

Minnesota Humanities Center

Organized by David O’Fallon, PhD, President, Minnesota Humanities Center.

Presented by Eleanor T. Coleman, EdD, Senior Team Leader, Minnesota Humanities Center; Nora Murphy, PhD, Developmental Evaluation Consultant, Founder, TerraLuna Collaborative; and David O’Fallon, PhD, President, Minnesota Humanities Center.

This session explores an innovative arts and humanities-based education strategy that is demonstrating significant results in addressing racial equity in K–12 schools in Minnesota and Omaha, Nebraska. Working with storytellers, writers, filmmakers, visual artists, and others, the Humanities Center delivers a research-based strategy that helps educators and communities recognize and engage with cultural storehouses of knowledge — assets that students bring into the classroom every day. These intensify the bedrock of learning — the teacher-student relationship — and strengthen connections to community cultural resources. Participants will learn how research and rigorous evaluation are affirming the effectiveness of this work as it transforms the perspectives, practices, and relationships of educators within the context of culture and community.

This session will be held at Minnesota Humanities Center.

*Off-site session schedule: