BSU Professional Education Professors Present on Diversity at National Conference

Dr. Delana Smith and Dr. Miriam White, assistant professors of professional education, presented at the Critical Questions in Education conference held Feb. 17-19 in Seattle, Washington.

The professors, who are also members of Bemidji State’s professional education diversity committee, titled their presentation “Preparing Teachers for Diversity” and discussed practice-based teaching and how to integrate conversations about equity and diversity in the classroom.

The comittee, co-chaired by Smith and Dr. Camille Brandt, assistant professor of professional education, encourages Bemidji State’s Department of Professional Education to incorporate diversity into curriculum.

The conference welcomed educators from across the country to discuss questions that arise in education and attendees also learned best practices to publish peer-reviewed articles or books.


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