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  2. 2. Purpose <ul><li>Omaha is a divided city; each section has a distinct culture </li></ul><ul><ul><li>North Omaha </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>South Omaha </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>West Omaha </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The purpose of the Omaha Culture Walk is to provide teacher candidates with opportunities to experience the culture and history of these diverse neighborhoods as they relate to teaching and learning </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Experience <ul><li>For each neighborhood (North O, South O, West O) there will be four meetings (12 total meetings) </li></ul>
  4. 4. First Meeting <ul><ul><li>Meet at UNO for an overview of </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>statistics and information about </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>that neighborhood’s culture </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Second Meeting <ul><ul><li>Meet with a panel of community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>experts to discuss the challenges </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>and resources in the community </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Third Meeting <ul><ul><li>Meet in a community school to </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>discuss culturally responsive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>teaching strategies with teachers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>and administrators </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Fourth Meeting <ul><li>Meet virtually on the wikispace to </li></ul><ul><li>reflect on learning and the impact </li></ul><ul><li>of information gained through the </li></ul><ul><li>Culture Walks. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  8. 8. Benefits <ul><li>Personal enrichment – You can increase your understandings of your community. </li></ul><ul><li>Make connections– You can meet area teachers, community members and administrators. </li></ul><ul><li>Job preparation- You will be asked about personal experiences with diversity in every interview. </li></ul><ul><li>Prevent ‘Culture Shock’ - You will be better prepared for what you will experience when you begin teaching </li></ul>
  9. 9. To Participate <ul><li>Participation is free! </li></ul><ul><li>Must pre-register at: http:// </li></ul><ul><li>Questions? Contact: </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Sarah Edwards [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>or Jessica Mallory [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>