PD: Cultural Competency, an Indigenous View

Start: Monday, August 24, 202010:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-04:00)

End: Monday, August 24, 202012:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-04:00)


NEA Rhode Island is teaming with Lorén Spears of the Tomaquag Museum for two professional development opportunities centered on cultural competency.

Tomaquag Museum, led by Lorén Spears, lead consultant, will provide Cultural Competency training with a specific lens on local Native American history and culture. The workshops will incorporate historical facts, increase awareness of perspectives, bias, stereotypes and misconceptions. It will also include strategies for applying new knowledge to their work. The purpose is to support educators and broaden their perspectives, understanding, and promote a positive attitude toward diverse cultures to ensure a proactive, positive and inclusive classroom and school environment.

  • Explore implicit & explicit bias
  • Understand stereotypes & representation
  • Learn history of Narragansett & other local tribal nations
Participants are encouraged to engage in both offerings for an in-depth and complete understanding of the topic. Link to second offering: https://actionnetwork.org/events/pd-integrating-native-american-content-across-the-curriculum/

More about Lorén Spears

Lorén M. Spears, Narragansett, Executive Director of Tomaquag Museum, holds a Master’s in Education and received a Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, from the University of Rhode Island for her dedicated work. She is an author, traditional artist and shares her cultural knowledge with the public through museum programs.

Event by
Stephanie Mandeville
Cranston, Rhode Island
Sponsored by