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Transforming Truth: Multicultural Curriculum, Equity Pedagogy & Student Success

Friday, September 19, 2008
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Hinshaw and Culbertson Law Offices
222 N. Lasalle Street, Suite 300
Chicago, IL

With actual curriculum maps and guides as tools, this highly interactive workshop will equip participants to understand and implement a multicultural curriculum. Participants will also learn about Complex Instruction (CI), the practice of an inclusive and empowering pedagogy. This workshop offers the opportunity to create multicultural lesson plans and related assessments. Click here to view Lalitha Shastri's "Tips for Getting the Most Out of the Curriculum Workshop."

Lalitha Shastri is a nationally recognized independent school consultant on diversity, multiculturalism, equity and justice. She trains Boards, Heads, faculty, students and parents on sustaining empowering, inclusive school cultures. Lalitha's expertise is in multicultural curriculum, equity pedagogy, and dismantling unjust school systems. Widely traveled and multilingual, Lalitha resides in San Francisco.

The workshop will take place at Hinshaw and Culbertson Law Offices, 222 N. LaSalle, Suite 300, Chicago, Illinois 60601. Click here for directions to Hinshaw and Culbertson.

If you have questions regarding transportation, parking, or need general directions please call ISACS at 312-255-1244.
(Please do not call Hinshaw and Culbertson directly unless you need assistance on the morning of your event or in case of emergency 312-704-3000)

Hotel Reservations
Attendees must make their own hotel reservations. ISACS has secured special discounted room rates at The Seneca Hotel and The Hotel Indigo.

The Seneca Hotel
200 East Chestnut
Chicago, IL 60614

Call 1-800-800-6261 for the ISACS rate of $159 per night plus tax for a queen and $179 per night for two queen beds. A limited number of rooms are also available at the same rates for the evening of 9/19. Please make your reservations by the cutoff date, September 2, 2008. Please use the group code "ISACS Multicultural" when making reservations. Click here for directions and parking information for The Seneca Hotel.

The Hotel Indigo
Hotel Indigo Chicago
1244 North Dearborn Parkway
Chicago, IL 60610

For reservations, please call the Hotel Indigo directly at 312-787-4980 and request the “Independent Schools Association” rate to receive discounted rooms. Rates vary depending on date of stay. Click here for directions and parking information for The Hotel Indigo.

Registration Fee
  • $150 Member Fee
  • $200 Non Member Fee
  • 10% discount for schools sending teams of two or more
  • Workshop includes lunch

    Cancellation Policy
    Cancellations must be received in writing to ISACS by emailing 10 business days prior to the event to receive a 50% refund. Cancellations received within 10 days of the event will not receive a refund. Registration may be transferred to another member from the same school. ISACS reserves the right to cancel the workshop for insufficient enrollment. In this case, participants will be notified and given a full refund.

    Questions? Please call 312-255-1244.

Member Cost: $150     Non-member Cost: $200


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