College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

CAHSS Faculty Present on MAESTROs Project-ESCALA Retreat

Dr. Rebecca Bales (SBGS) and Dr. Jennifer Fletcher (PSY)

The College of Education's MAESTROs Project invited SBGS Associate Professor Rebecca Bales and PSY Professor Jennifer Fletcher to the ESCALA Summer Retreat. Their culminating work will be presented in February as part of the CoE's Equity in teaching and learning faculty presentations.

The presentations are the capstone activity of a 27-hour course in culturally responsive teaching & learning that faculty began in Summer 2020. The final presentation is a summary of what faculty learned from making changes to their instruction or work with their students in their HSI. All are welcome to view the events via zoom, click here to register for any or all of the presentations:

  • Tuesday, Feb. 16th @ 1:30 pm - 3:00pm
    • Centering Identity to Support a Robust Critical Math Experience, Sandra Zuniga Ruiz
    • Utilizing Reading Guides to Support Student Comprehension and Build Conceptual Knowledge, Dr. Erin Ramirez
    • Historical Actors: Latinx Students and US Women's History, Dr. Rebecca Bales
  • Thursday, Feb. 18th @ 9:00 am - 10:30am
    • In Solidarity with Latinx Pre-service Teachers: Drawing From the Borderlands to Inform Pedagogy, Dr. Suzanne Garcia-Mateus
    • Engaging Students through Culturally Sustaining Curricula, Dr. Jennifer Fletcher
  • Thursday, Feb. 18th @ 3:30 pm - 5:00pm
  • Empowering Latinx Students to Demonstrate Civic Identity & Action by Creating a Community Centered Classroom Culture, Ashley Selck
  • Creating Culturally Sustaining GWAR Curricula, Aimee Escalante

Please reach out to Margaret Dominguez in the College of Education's Liberal Studies Department at for any questions.