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Thursday, September 7 • 11:00am - 12:15pm
TED TALK - Social Justice through Interdisciplinary Instruction

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In teaching an interdisciplinary unit with a theme that is centered on the world of the student (social justice), teachers create a bridge between the world of academia and the reality of the student. Students can embark on an experience that provides an opportunity for them to engage in a more relevant and less fragmented experience where they begin to understand that all disciplines intertwine to create knowledge that serves them in their world. A true interdisciplinary unit goes beyond a mere humanities class. Multiple disciplines (math, English, history, science, art, and technology) are needed to create a curriculum that identifies the correlations between disciplines, but reveals how it is not possible to fully understand one’s world without recognizing all disciplines as equally important.

Audience: Middle Teacher, High School Teacher, Middle School Administrators, High School Administrators

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Dr. Mark Jeffers

Coordinator; Matador Early College, Grossmont Union High School District
Dr. Mark Jeffers is a teacher and literacy coordinator at Mount Miguel High School in Grossmont Union High School District. After spending 14 years in the U.S. Marine Corps and six years working for Kings County Probation Department, Dr. Jeffers became a high school English teacher... Read More →

Thursday September 7, 2017 11:00am - 12:15pm PDT
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