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College of Education
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1114 Mid-Campus Drive North
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506

785-532-5525
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Diversity Professional Development

Diversity presentations relating to inclusive teaching with specific attention to differences related to ethnicity, race, socioeconomic status, gender, exceptionalities, language, religion, sexual orientation, and geographical area.


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2012-2013 Brown Bag Series

Sponsored by the Diversity for Community Committee and
the Midwest Equity Assistance Center

Diversity in Public Schools:
Are You Prepared for the Realities?
September 26, 2012

Students with Same Sex Parents: What Teachers Need to Know
February 27, 2013

Community Resources Mini-Fair
April 17, 2013
Organizations attending: Flint Hills Pride, Flint Hills PFLAG, Flint Hills BreadBasket, Manhattan Emergency Shelter, Salvation Army, Boys and Girls Club of Manhattan, Big Lakes Developmental Center, and Life Choices Ministry


2010 International Travel Brown Bag Series:
Celebrating experiences that enhance our academic programs

Sponsored by the Dean's Office

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Faculty-Led Study Abroad Project in Guatemala
Socorro Herrera and Linda Trujillo
October 8, 2010

Fulbright-Hays Group Project Abroad (K-12 Teachers) in Ethiopia
Jackie Spears and Laurie Curtis
November 5, 2010

Special Education Service Learning in Tanzania
Marilyn Kaff
December 8, 2010


Faculty Round Table Presentations:
Diversity Integration into Specific Courses in the Curriculum
March 3, 2008
Purpose of Session: Faculty share ways they are preparing K-State teacher education candidates for their roles associated with working with diverse students.

  • Dr. Della Perez – preparing teacher education students for work with Dual Language Learners
  • Dr. John Hortin – expanding the definition of multicultural education in the required multicultural course for pre-service students
  • Dr. Kimberly Staples – preparing pre-service teachers for diverse learners in elementary science classes and how I'm using technology to connect K-State teacher education candidates with diverse teacher education candidates in a southern college and in a foreign country
  • Dr. Judy Hughey – incorporation of UDL (Universal Design Learning Protocol) in required educational psychology courses
  • Dr. Catherine Maderazo – faculty book club focused on preparing elementary and middle level teachers to work with diverse learners
  • Nancy Bridges – preparing elementary education teachers to infuse diversity into language arts classes
  • Dr. Be Stoney – autobiographical education/ethnic narrative

Religion in Schools
Dr. Robert Shoop
February 1, 2008

Diversity Initiatives


Diversity for Community Committee

Diversity Initiatives

Ethiopia for Teachers
A Fulbright-Hays Group Project Abroad project funded by the US Department of Education

Seeing Me: Reaching Diverse Populations with Multicultural Children's Literature
Resource for preservice and inservice teachers interested in meeting the needs of their diverse students through the use of high quality children’s literature