Day 25 – Learning Through Listening

photo 2[1]Hamilton Southeastern Schools is a wonderfully diverse learning community, and growing more so each year. HSE families represent over sixty different languages and a wide variety of cultural backgrounds and experiences. We believe that all members of our learning community have unique stories and histories; and that each of us are richer for the things we learn as we recognize and celebrate our uniquenesses.

Over the past several years, the District Diversity Team has been instrumental in fostering learning and celebrating diversity across and throughout our 22 schools. This Team is composed of interested parents, as well as several administrators and teachers. Last night was the Team’s first meeting of the year. As always, conversation was rich: histories were shared, new friendships were begun, and, in the process, learning happened. The Team will meet again in November to continue the conversation, looking for ways to help our children appreciate and learn from our diverse, ‘global’ local-community, and to prepare them for the wider global community they will enter in adulthood.

-Submitted by Susan Drumm, Instructional Technology Coach and District Diversity Team Member