Journey to Equity: An Evening with 2015 Oregon Teacher of the Year Michael Lindblad
Date: 5:00pm PDT May 27, 2015 Location: Graduate Campus, South Chapel
Graduate Campus, South Chapel
Join Michael Lindblad, M.A.T. ’96, Oregon’s 2015 Teacher of the Year, for a talk about his personal journey to become an educator engaged with equity in schools, and a discussion of the most pressing educational issues facing Oregon today. After the talk, join Michael, Lewis & Clark alumni and other colleagues for a beer and wine reception.
Date: Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Time: 5-7 p.m.
Location: Graduate Campus, South Chapel
About Michael Lindblad
Michael Lindblad is a high school social studies teacher, baseball coach, and mentor at Gresham High School. He teaches global studies and history of the Americas, specializing in world and Latin American history. He developed his school’s International Baccalaureate history program, and then advocated for intensive outreach to recruit more students of color into the course. He also designed a special history class for English language learners that paired high expectations with an appreciation for their language and culture. He has mentored over 20 beginning teachers during his 18-year career. Lindblad has lived in Lima and Cusco, Peru.
As Teacher of the Year, Lindblad traveled to Washington, D.C. to talk about education policy with national leaders, including President Barack Obama and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. In addition to this award from the Oregon Department of Education, Lindblad has also been recognized as the state Social Studies Teacher of the Year by the Oregon Council for the Social Studies. He is the 13th Lewis & Clark alumnus to be named a teacher of the year.
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