The Critical Multicultural Educators Graduate Student Organization (CMEGSO) from the College of Education at New Mexico State University (NMSU) is proud to present “Education beyond Borders: Tearing down Walls.” This professional workshop will be offered to Spanish-speaking and bilingual K-12 teachers and school principals from Juarez City-Mexico, El Paso, and Las Cruces- USA. The workshop will be held during the first week of April, Saturday April 7, 2018, from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, O’ Donnell Hall.

We are offering the Las Cruces and NMSU community a unique educational and professional opportunity to network, engage, and learn about multicultural education for teachers and professors from Las Cruces, El Paso, and Juarez City (Chihuahua Mexico). Our theme, “Education beyond Borders: Tearing down Walls.” aims to deconstruct and reconstruct the role of education as seen through the eyes and experiences of local and international students and teachers that live and teach along this border region.

Professors and doctoral students will present teachers from Juarez, El Paso, and Las Cruces in the use of engaging and innovative teaching techniques that can be implemented effectively without the need of expensive materials or resources. We will seek the input of K-12 teachers in order to consider how the activities can be modified to better suit the individual needs of each teacher.

The workshop is guided by the six core values of the College of Education to focus on teaching a diverse student population, promoting leadership and innovative teaching techniques. Transparency, leadership, excellence, diversity, and innovation. Also we are focusing on NMSU’s objectives of excelling in teaching, research and public service.

Success will be measured during our last activity, which seeks to provide feedback about how teachers can implement in their classrooms the materials presented during the workshops, how they will modify it to suit their needs, and what recommendations they have for us about improving the workshop. We will write a brief paper outlining these main points to be distributed to our College of Education and to the International and Border Programs. Certificates will be given to those who complete the professional workshops. Breakfast and lunch are included.

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Thank you,

The Organizing Committee
Critical Multicultural Educators Graduate Student Organization (CME GSO)

President: Johanna Esquivel 
Vice-President: Gloria Calderon-Garcia
Secretary: Suparna Chatterjee
Treasurer: Samar Khalil



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