Fostering Empowerment and Equity through Democratic Dialogue


New Course – Fall, 2021

*Online Due to Covid-19

Gayle Meinkes-Lumia – (

East Meadow Location

Dates: October 12,13,14,15,19,20,21,22,26,27 – 4:15-8:45 pm

Tackling controversial topics and embracing cultural differences can be challenging for teachers and students alike. This course will provide teachers with ways in which to apply cultural understanding to their pedagogy as well as empower students with courageous discussions about tough topics as poverty, racism, LGBTQ+ issues, violence, bullying, etc. A myriad of ideas and activities will be utilized including evidence-based writing assignments, civic learning activities, project-based learning, as well as essential communication tactics. All disciplines are welcome! A must for all K-12 Teachers!!!!


(3 credits/45 hours) In-serivce credits only


Gayle Meinkes-Lumia