Cultural Competence: Discovering a New Lens

This interactive workshop will help to promote higher degrees of student engagement, productivity, and innovation as you cultivate equity-centered teaching that champions inclusivity and diversity. As student populations become increasingly diverse, schools are re-examining their diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) policies and priorities. This PD is for those who want to learn more about striving for a culture that values differences, builds trust, practices empathy, shifts mindsets, encourages differing voices, transforms behaviors, and uplifts the well-being of students through the implementation of strategies that intentionally produce a more diverse, equitable and inclusive educational environment. In addition to delving deeper into culturally responsive and inclusive teaching, attendees will be able to gain insight from industry experts, experience a customized offsite tour, and receive interactive demonstrations of new classroom-ready resources related to equitable access and opportunity.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explore tools that encourage diversity, equity, and inclusion in schools.
  2. Examine culturally responsive resources and classroom materials.
  3. Learn how to intentionally incorporate inclusive teaching strategies and culturally responsive pedagogy.

There is no cost to attend but advance registration is required.

We look forward to you joining us this summer.

Note: A certificate of completion will be provided to attendees. This learning opportunity will be hosted in partnership with the Center for Economic Education at Emporia State University (ESU). For Kansas and Missouri teachers, more depth, and a graduate credit option of 1.0 hour will be available from ESU. Moreover, some scholarship funds may be available to help offset some of the ESU graduate tuition for both Kansas and Missouri K-12 educators.


Day 1:


Gigi Wolf
| Host Director of Education, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

DEIB Mindset and Methods

pdf Tom Sarmiento
| Speaker ACUE Fellow, Associate Professor of English, and Director of Cultural Studies, Kansas State University

DEI: A Real-World View

pdf Mariah Newman
| Speaker Director of Inventory Optimization, Sam’s Club
pdf Hector Ramos
| Speaker Manager of Inventory Optimization, Sam’s Club

Economics of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

external Rob Catlett
| Speaker Roe R. Cross Distinguished Professor, Emporia State University


Bias Optics Activity/ New Culturally Responsive Curricula Demos

Gigi Wolf
Director of Education, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Triple Play: Negro Leagues Baseball Commemorative Coin Exhibit

Abby Anderson
Money Museum Coordinator, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
Elizabeth Hartzler
Money Museum Coordinator, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City


Fostering Diversity, Inclusion, & Belonging in Student Interaction and the Classroom

pdf Dr. Abdullah Al-Bahrani
| Speaker Assoc. Professor of Economics & Economic Education Center Director, Haile College of Business, Northern Kentucky University

Shuttle to Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

Museum Tour (Self-Guided)/The Negro Leagues: Gaining Perspective

pdf Ray Doswell, Ed.D.
| Speaker Vice President of Curatorial Services, Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

Shuttle to Federal Reserve Bank