Pittsburgh Assistance Center for Educators and Students
Emily Lilly assists Pitt students as they work through a classroom scenario.
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On February 23, 2016, PACES board president Emily Lilly spoke to the student organization of Future Educators of America (FEA) at the University of Pittsburgh. This presentation/colloquium on “Multiculturalism in the Classroom” provided an overview of various interpretations of multiculturalism and offered students a chance to explore how they would respond to a variety of scenarios in their future classrooms. This was the third workshop provided to FEA by PACES. The first two sessions were in the 2013-2014 school year, with the initial program focusing on “Developing Engaging Lessons”. This workshop included an overview of the lesson planning process, challenges in the classroom, and techniques and strategies on how to engage students. PACES was very pleased to see such enthusiasm among a group of future teachers and thanks FEA for welcoming us. The response from the Pitt club members was very positive, with students saying after the session:
If you would like PACES to provide a colloquium for your organization or club, please contact us at email@example.com. Potential topics include Developing Engaging Lessons, Multiculturalism in the Classroom, Behavior Management, Differentiation, and Connecting Communities to the Classroom.