Understanding the Black experience in America: Be the change you want to see in the world
Dr. Tara Raines, an Assistant Professor in the Child, Family, and School Psychology program joined the Nova Southeastern University Florida’s Shark Chat Academic Forum, a weekly live interdisciplinary panel discussion. Learn more.
Morgridge hosts social emotional learning summit
Educators and community partners from across Denver convened at Morgridge College for the second annual 2019 Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Summit. Led by Morgridge College department of Teaching and Learning Sciences and the Alumni Office, the SEL Summit is uniquely designed to gather educators (P-12 teachers, counselors, higher education faculty, administrators, social workers, therapists, MCE alumni, etc.) for the purpose of cross-professional education centered on social emotional learning. The summit fosters connections, resource exchanges, and provides information for a community of educators committed to collaboration around SEL integration. The day included whole group presentations, break-out sessions, and small-group discussions. Read more.
An All-Out Effort for Equity in Education
For many Keller Elementary students, class participation wasn’t even possible, much less convenient this spring. With outdated or no technology, with fleeting or no Wi-Fi access, they were locked out of the virtual classroom. Distressed by this finding and its ramifications, Alfredo and Molly Pargas, both doctoral students in Morgridge College’s Educational Leadership and Policy Studies program, decided to acquire the technology themselves. They took $1,000 of their coronavirus stimulus payment from the federal government and purchased Kindles for their students. Read more.
RMS student selected to participate in fireside chat with Black Lives Matter co-founder
Laurier Hampton is a first-year graduate student in the Morgridge College’s Library and Information Science program, specializing in Archives. Prior to moving to Denver in September of 2019, she lived in Baltimore City her entire life. She was raised in Northeast Baltimore in the 1990s and early 2000s in a supportive home but an underprivileged community. Her family was determined for her to excel in spite of her environment and the lackluster educational institution in Baltimore. Laurier attended Baltimore City’s only all-girl public high school, Western High School. Upon her completion at Western High School, she immediately entered Towson University to study Art and Design and graduated in 2010. During that time, she not only honed her skills as an oil painter and sculptor but she also gained a better understanding of the world outside of her own community. Read more.