2008 National Conference » Speakers

Rebecca Sánchez

Assistant Professor, University of New Mexico

Rebecca M. Sanchez is an assistant professor in the Department of Teacher Education at the University of New Mexico. Her research and teaching are devoted to both social studies education and social justice education. Rebecca seeks to help future and practicing teachers interrogate the official history curriculum by exploring omitted histories and examining distorted histories in order to teach history from multiple perspectives. Working on the Enduring Communities curriculum project she has co-authored a curriculum for elementary students in New Mexico emphasizing communities past and present. A highlight of the project has been participating in a collaborative learning model with New Mexico teachers related to establishing a knowledge base about the Japanese American experience in New Mexico. We hope that our learning is represented in the curricula that we have produced for the children of New Mexico.

Speaker Events

Saturday, July 5

Enduring Communities Educators Presentation
Mary Grace Ketner, Consultant, UTSA's Institute of Texan Cultures
Toni Loroña-Allen, Middle School Educator, Sacaton Middle School, Sacaton School District
Allyson Nakamoto, Teacher Programs Manager, Japanese American National Museum
Pam Newman, Regis University
Rebecca Sánchez, Assistant Professor, University of New Mexico
Dave Seiter, High School Educator, Northridge High School, Davis School District
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Location: Capitol 7, 4th Floor
Topic: Defining, Preserving and Expanding the Community