Join us Saturday, September 7 to learn the art of debating civilly
Saturday, September 7 at 11 am
Marion County Public Library (Fairmont)
Learning to Be Civil in Our Communication with a New Civil Discourse by Dr. Tiffany Mitchell Patterson
Tired of the disrespect? Come learn practical ways to have respectful discussions and disagreements.
"We address the ideas, and we don't attack the person." That is the principle promoted by Tiffany Mitchell Patterson,PhD, who is an assistant professor of secondary social studies in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction/Literacy Studies at WVU.
Dr. Mitchell Patterson states that advocacy, activism, intersectionality, social justice and anti-bias education lie at the core of her research and teacher practice and that education is her revolution. She will be sharing the seven ways to teach and practice Civil Discourse that she found helpful as a middle school teacher. There will be time for Q & A as well.
More about Dr. Tiffany Mitchell Patterson:
Tiffany Mitchell Patterson, PhD, is an assistant professor of secondary social studies in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction/Literacy Studies (CILS). Prior to joining the CILS faculty, she taught middle school social studies for 10 years in Washington, D.C., and Arlington, Virginia. Mitchell Patterson earned her doctorate in multilingual/multicultural education and education policy from George Mason University. Her research interests include diverse civic education, action and engagement, teaching of social issues and movements, social justice and activism in secondary social studies, examining curriculum policies through a critical lens, teacher and youth voice in academic research and education policy, and utilizing archival research to uncover untold histories of people of color and underrepresented populations that could be incorporated into secondary social studies instruction. Advocacy, activism, intersectionality, social justice and anti-bias education lie at the core of her research and teacher practice. Education is her revolution.
Contact Connie VanGilder at 304-366-1210 x 129 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!