Secondary education; teacher training and professional development; project and inquiry-based learning models; trauma informed classrooms; mentoring; Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
Kate Kinney Grossman is an expert in teacher training and professional development. She currently is building new models for pre-service teacher preparation in partnership with K-12 schools. A former high school teacher, Kinney Grossman can discuss the challenges new teachers face, what it means to teach for social justice, practices for middle and high school content teachers that support language diverse students and trauma informed approaches to education. As part of the Penn Futures Project, Kinney Grossman seeks new ways for teachers, counselors, social workers, and health workers to partner to better support students and meet their needs.
Ebony Elizabeth Thomas speaks to the EdSurge On Air podcast about shifts in the depiction of diverse characters in children's literature throughout the twentieth century and the progress that still needs to be made.