Inside SPA Webinar Series | Basic Practicum in Conflict Resolution (5340)
ORLJ 5340 | Basic Practicum in Conflict Resolution with Dr. George Galindo
Conflict resolution lays the theoretical and practical groundwork for negotiation, restorative justice, and mediation practices. The course assists students in understanding how to navigate through the phases of negotiation and mediation. Deconstructing conflict in order to decipher the core issue, while reframing the situation to meet the needs of both parties. In addition, students reflect on how their theory of action and intercultural conflict style play a direct role in how they interpret and respond to conflict personally and professionally. Students directly apply their learning to experiential role-plays and restorative circles to gain valuable feedback in real time.
Dr. George Daniel Galindo was born and raised in Raymondville, Texas. After graduating Valedictorian from Raymondville High School in 2009, he enrolled at the University of Texas-Pan American (now known as The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley). In May 2012, he earned his BA in English with Secondary Teacher Certification Magna Cum Laude with Honors College Distinction. At UTPA, Dr.Galindo completed his undergraduate thesis in teacher leadership styles in the classroom and their impact on student achievement.
After earning his BA, Dr. Galindo began his educational career as a 2012 Teach For America Corp Member and the English I/II Pre-AP teacher at IDEA College Preparatory Donna. After successful completion of his Teach For America commitment, he transitioned to Mercedes Independent School District (MISD) and taught English II Pre-AP at Mercedes Early College Academy (MECA). While at MISD, he was named as the 2015 MECA Campus Teacher of the Year and the 2015 District Secondary Teacher of the Year.
In 2015, Dr. Galindo earned his MA in Public School Building Leadership from Teachers College, Columbia University and was named as a Secondary ELA Curriculum Manager for IDEA Public Schools. In this role, he was charged to design the district’s English Language Arts curriculum, assessments, and teacher/leader professional development for all Texas schools in operation. In 2019, he was named a Sr. Curriculum Manager for the district.
In 2021, he joined Great Minds and currently serves as an Implementation Leader for the southern region of the United States, partnering with urban, suburban, and rural school districts to ensure strong implementation of Great Minds curricula within all classrooms.
In 2022, Dr. Galindo earned his Doctorate of Education in Learning and Organizational Change from Baylor University.
Dr. Galindo’s research includes teacher, leader, and district curriculum adoption, internalization, and coaching around high-quality instructional materials and their impact on student achievement.