Foundations of Equitable and Inclusive Teaching: Equitable and Inclusive Classroom Culture
Friday, September 30 , 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Classroom climate plays an important role in student learning, success, and a sense of belonging. Classroom culture and climates can be optimized by reflecting on your teaching practices, bias, and positionality and making intentional changes. In this session, you will learn how teachers’ behavior and beliefs affect student success and learning. You will also develop a concrete plan to make adjustments to your own teaching behaviors. Registration is required.
About the Foundations of Equitable and Inclusive Teaching series
In this series, you will learn to tweak or overhaul your course design by intentionally reflecting on your teaching practice with student diversity in mind. Each aspect of course design, from your assessment methods to selection of instructional materials, to classroom climate, may privilege some students while disadvantaging others or even harming them. Our goal is to minimize the harm to the students and maximize student learning and belongingness.
Each workshop in the series consists of a brief discussion of foundational concepts related to an aspect of equitable and inclusive course design, followed by actual worktime to change your curriculum and a peer review of the plan for the redesigned course. By the end of the workshop, you’ll have a plan for making small or larger changes to a part of your curriculum. Participants who complete all 5 sessions receive a certificate of recognition. Note: Participants who have taken Reinvent Your Course for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion during Summer Institute may find a lot of overlapping concepts and activities in this series.