Inclusive Pedagogy

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Inclusive Pedagogy

Inclusive Pedagogy Badges

The Inclusive Pedagogy Series

This semester CETL begins a new professional series for faculty on Inclusive Pedagogy. What makes us ‘inclusive’ in our professional practice? How can we get better at addressing issues such as diversity and intercultural communication? Faculty who participate in all Inclusive Pedagogy sessions are eligible to earn an Inclusive Pedagogy certificate.

Self-paced webinars of most sessions will be available Fall 2018.

Required CORE Workshops

All workshops are 90 minutes in length and will be offered online if you cannot make the face to face session. Self-paced webinars begin late Spring 2018. Visit cetl.calstatela.edu to find the complete CETL Calendar of workshops. Core workshops may be combined with Teaching First-Generation Learners, Mindful Teaching, and/or Transparent Assignment Design to earn the full certificate. The certificate takes 10 hours to complete.
  1. Leading Difficult Discussions (1.5 h)
  2. Establishing Self-Care Practice (1.5 h)
  3. Inclusive Leadership Practice (1.5 h)
  4. Implicit Bias and You (1.5 h)
  5. Teaching for Inclusion (Accessibility) (Fall 2018) (1.5 h)

Elective Workshops (combine up to 10 hours)

  1. Teaching First-Generation Learners (1.0 h)
  2. Transparent Assignment Design or Transparent Assignment Design for STEM (2 h)
  3. Mindful Teaching (3.5 h)

Workshop Descriptions

Leading Difficult Discussions

Difficult Discussions

Presenter: Dr. Marla Parker
Classroom Community Agreements can prevent difficult conversations from escalating. In this workshop learn about techniques that help create safe but productive environments for peer learning. What does it mean to listen- and 'hear'- your students' opinions? Key classroom practices that support the application of the agreements and conversation exercises will be shared and demonstrated.

Establishing Self-Care Practice

Establishing Self-Care Practice

Presenter: Dr. Portia Jackson-Preston
This workshop addresses practices that promote physical and emotional wellness for faculty. Topics include identifying sources of support, setting boundaries to establish and maintain work-life balance, the power of saying no, recognizing the signs of burnout, and mindfulness practices. Attendees will discuss sources of work-related stress and strategies to mitigate stress. Faculty will identify personal and professional goals and draft action plans.

Implicit Bias and You

Implicit Bias and You

Measuring our deepest perceptions
How does automatic processing make us more likely to bias our perceptions? Is there a difference between Implicit and Explicit biases? The Implicit Association Test (IAP) measures the strength of associations between concepts (e.g. black people, gay people) and evaluations (e.g. good, bad), or stereotypes (e.g. athletic, clumsy).

How to participate in the workshop: Take the IAP, watch the Jerry Kang Tedx video on “Immaculate Perception”, then come for a discussion about your own perceptions of the exercise.

Inclusive Leadership Practices

Inclusive Leadership Practices

Presenter: Dr. Tasha Willis, Dr. Allison Mattheis and Dr. Kristina Ruiz Meza
Working in multicultural contexts requires attention to a wide array of communication styles and power dynamics inherent in society, both of which impact group processes and relationships. This workshop will provide the opportunity to explore and critically reflect on leadership practices which serve to facilitate inclusion and equity. The inclusive leadership practices presented in this workshop will address communication and leadership in the classroom, as well as practices for meeting and interacting with colleagues across campus.

Teaching Our First-Generation Learners

Teaching Our First-Generation Learners

What is equitable teaching practice? Does it matter that we teach students who are the first in their family to attend college? Learn how your attention to these most independent and motivated of students can challenge --and improve-- your teaching practice. A first-gen checklist will be provided. All sessions held in CETL LAB (Fine Arts 138)

Ensuring Equity in Learning Through Transparent Assignment Design

Ensuring Equity in Learning

Students in classes that use clear and unambiguous assignments report gains in academic confidence, sense of belonging, and skills like group work. First-generation and underrepresented students reported even greater benefits using teaching transparency (TILT, UNLV). In this workshop you will:

  • Determine how transparently designed assignments offer equitable opportunities for all college students to succeed
  • Identify transparent assignment design strategies in sample assignments
  • Using a template, apply transparent assignment design strategies to your own courses
  • Begin to plan a draft assignment for your own course

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