WORKSHOP: Improving Our Teaching By Creating Inclusive Learning Environments
The Northeastern University Skills and Capacity for Inclusion (NU-SCI) Program, supported by a grant from HHMI, invites you to two special programs featuring award-winning teacher and scholar Dr. Kimberly Tanner of San Francisco State University.
Dr. Tanner will be providing two interactive, thought-provoking events focused on science education. Participants will gain insights and evidence-based strategies to transform their own classrooms.
Join us for this INCLUSIVE TEACHING WORKSHOP for faculty: “Engaging Students and Making Classrooms Inclusive: 21 Strategies to Structure Classroom Interactions and Promote Student Success.”
Teaching diverse populations of students requires instructors to construct learning environments that are inclusive and equitable. Research in psychology and other disciplines suggests that how students personally experience learning environments strongly influences engagement, motivation, sense of belonging, and, perhaps most importantly, conceptual learning. In this interactive workshop, participants will begin by participating in a simulation of a classroom activity as the basis for discussing how different students may experience the same classroom environment differently from one another. Individual participants will then have the opportunity to self-assess their current awareness and use of 21 common equitable teaching strategies that require minimal skill or preparation to implement. Finally, participants will identify those strategies that could be immediately implemented in their classrooms, laboratories, group meetings, or other professional settings to promote fairness and increase access to learning for all students.
Breakfast will be served at 9:30 am.
Friday, June 22, 2018 at 10:00am to 12:00pm