April Baker-Bell (2017-18)

Assistant Professor, Graduate Faculty with the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures

This project will explore redesigning educator professional development at Michigan State University. In particular, this project will focus on designing and operationalizing a program that will launch during the 2017-18 academic year that prepares educators at MSU to promote and be responsive to diversity and inclusivity in their curriculum and instruction. The summer portion of this project will include: (1) deep thinking and unpacking of terms like “diversity and inclusion,” (2) examining centers at MSU and beyond that currently embody the ideas and values of diversity and inclusion, and (3) program development and workshop planning for the academic year, etc.