Extended Studies

2013 C.I.R.C.L.E Conference

C.I.R.C.L.E- Connecting Inclusive Responsive Communities Leading Education

The C.I.R.C.L.E Conference is an annual diversity and inclusiveness conference for educators, board members, parents, and students committed to building more inclusive school communities. Whether or not educators feel prepared, schools in every community are changing. Student populations are diversifying, and educators must respond with professional and personal development to ensure that they are able to meet the needs of diverse student populations.

Department: UCCS College of Education, Curriculum and Instruction

2013 C.I.R.C.L.E Conference

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Stanley British Primary School
350 Quebec Street
Denver, CO
1 Continuing Education Unit (CEU)

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Cost: $75


  • Knowledge of how to handle classroom implications of discussions across difference.
  • Ability to think of new and creative ways to engage courageous conversations about identity, power, oppression, and privilege

Course Requirements

  • Students are expected to attend and participate in the entire 2013 C.I.R.C.L.E Conference held on November 2.
  • Participants must submit a REFLECTION PAPER (one-page) of their experience at the 2013 C.I.R.C.L.E Conference.
    • Identify ALL sessions you attended
    • Describe the challenges you will face in your current position and the ideas you have to address the challenges and engage discussions across difference.
The Reflection Paper must be submitted by November 16 to receive a passing grade for UCCS Continuing Education Units.
Please e-mail your reflection paper directly to:Dr. Abby Ferber, aferber@uccs.edu -----In the subject line, please include: C.I.R.C.L.E. Conference_student name

UCCS Instructor: Abby Ferber, aferber@uccs.edu

Abby is a Professor of Sociology, and Women's Studies and Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. She writes a blog for the Huffington Post, and has authored numerous books, including White Man Falling: Race, Gender and White Supremacy and most recently co-edited Sex, Gender, and Sexuality: The New Basics. She directs The Matrix Center for the Advancement of Social Equity and Inclusion (www.uccs.edu/matrix), works with the national White Privilege Conference and co-founded and co-facilitates the Knapsack Institute a national curriculum transformation project.