EKU Pedagogicon Pre-Conference Workshop

EKU Pedagogicon Pre-Conference Workshop

Leading from the Margins:
The Journey of a Rose that Grew in Concrete

Dr. Maria del Carmen Salazar
University of Denver


This session will begin with Dr. Maria del Carmen Salazar sharing her personal and professional journey to lead through her corazon (heart) versus compliance. Next, participants will engage in reflection and discussion of the following questions. What is your personal mission as an educator? List and describe one word that captures your personal view of leadership. Set 1-2 goals to develop your ability to lead where you are. Describe 1-2 challenges you face. Identify 2-3 resources/supports you need to attain your goals. The session will conclude with discussion of individual and group aspirations for leadership. Additionally, resources will be provided to support leadership development where you are.

Dr. Maria del Carmen Salazar’s research and scholarship center on transformative teacher preparation through empirical research on equitable and effective teaching. Salazar has authored numerous publications on humanizing pedagogies, equitable and effective teaching, culturally responsive teaching, and college access and success for Latinx students. She has given over 100 scholarly presentations and 20 national and international keynote presentations on her research areas. In addition, she is the lead author of a widely circulated policy document titled, "The State of Latinos 2008: Defining an Agenda for the Future." This document was presented to members of the U.S. Congress in 2008. Dr. Salazar served on the Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC), a national collaborative to revise model content standards and develop learning progressions for teacher licensure, assessment, and development. She was a key contributor in the development of the InTASC Model Core Teaching Standards and Learning Progressions. She also served on the Colorado Quality Teachers Commission. She currently serves on the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Global Initiatives and Equity Advisory Council, and the Colorado Teacher Preparation Reauthorization Committee. She is currently working on publishing a book related to culturally responsive teacher evaluation models.


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