Online Workshop: Strategies for Using Concepts of Cultural Competence to Improve Teaching and Learning – Jun 26

Posted by City of Philadelphia Office of Children and Families Adult Education on May 30, 2023

This workshop is part of the Office of Children and Families (OCF) Adult Education’s Spring professional development workshop series for adult educators, administrators, and volunteers.

Learn how to develop cultural competence and establish a commitment to cultural humility.

Participants will:

  • Develop their cultural competence and establish a commitment to cultural humility
  • Engage in the activities they can use in the classroom to promote a sense of belonging in students
  • Have the option to schedule a one-on-one coaching session to further discuss their own cultural competence work

About the Facilitator: Maribel Ojeda (she/her) currently works as an agency consultant for the Professional Learning Opportunities Project, Professional Development System, Division of Adult Education, PA Department of Education. She also works as an independent contractor, under the name MO Education Consultation, providing instructional coaching and workshops for adult education programs across Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Maribel completed her teacher certification at Drexel University and has a Masters of Education in Educational Leadership. She taught in Philadelphia public schools before moving into the field of adult basic education. 

Ms. Ojeda’s areas of expertise include developing and facilitating professional learning opportunities for administrators, instructors and tutors of adult basic education, ESL and out-of-school youth programs. With a focus on instructional quality, Maribel supports instructors across Pennsylvania in developing Program Improvement and Professional Development Plans for Pennsylvania Department of Education funded programs under WIOA legislation. Maribel also supports individual agencies and In-House Professional Development Specialists in implementing and facilitating professional development. As an independent consultant Ms. Ojeda customizes her support for the client’s needs. Maribel helps agencies to identify data-based objectives and she facilitates the collection of data. She also assists PLC members in establishing benchmarks and analyzing evidence of change. Maribel’s work engages individuals and agencies in goal setting around sustainable change and capacity building. 

Date and Time: Monday, June 26, 2023, 2:00-5:00 PM


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