Freja Joslin | Online Learning for Teachers pursuing Continuing Education and Professional Development | The Connecting Link


Freja Joslin

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Freja Joslin is an award-winning educator and teacher leader with an M.A. in Secondary Education: Social Justice and 20 years of experience in middle school education working to transform education for equity and justice. Freja is passionate about providing her students with a rigorous and meaningful Humanities curriculum that enables them to better understand the world and seek solutions to social problems. Through hands-on, project-based learning that expects students to demonstrate mastery of complex skills and knowledge, she believes education can be authentic and relevant to students’ lives.

Freja developed a passion for coaching teachers and prospective teachers as a founder of the Mentor Teacher Program at Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School in South Hadley, Massachusetts where she served as Lead Mentor Teacher for dozens of new and veteran teachers in all subject areas in grades 7-12. Freja also served on PVPA's Instructional Leadership Team and Diversity Committee, leading Professional Learning Communities and professional development workshops on a range of topics from arts integration to gender inclusive schools.

Most recently, Freja has been working as a freelance curriculum writer after moving to Guadalajara, Mexico with her husband and 9-year-old son to explore the culture, learn Spanish, and take a break from the classroom. She has also been volunteering at a migrant and refugee shelter and coordinating a bilingual conversation club.

This course is designed to help educators build a classroom structure where all students feel empowered and included in the classroom environment. Through the use of videos, readings, personal reflection, and online forum questions, participants will experience the multicultural classroom, as well as learn methods to implement strategies in their own classroom. Participants will learn to shape and maintain learning conditions that facilitate a multicultural perspective during instruction, including how to identify and promote diversity, multicultural learning styles, create culturally aware lesson plans and activities, using social emotional learning strategies to impact classroom management, and strategies/ideas to educate parents on the multicultural classroom. Participants will leave the course with resources and strategies to reach students in a variety of cultures and educate them on the importance of understanding a multicultural classroom and the benefits of being multiculturally competent.
Course #: GMW21002
Dates: 01/25/21 - 03/21/21

Equity & Diversity Positive Classroom Management


Online Structured

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