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Diversity and Inclusion Workshop Series

Creating Safe Spaces and Brave Spaces in Your Online Learning Environment

When teaching and learning move online, having meaningful class conversations can become more challenging - particularly when students are asked to share their ideas, opinions, or disagreements. Research has shown that this is especially true for students of color and other marginalized groups. During this hands-on workshop, we will work through how to foster a safe and brave space for students to engage in meaningful dialogue.

Difficult Dialogues: How to Approach Sensitive Subjects and Events in the Classroom

Note: This event is intended for faculty, staff, and advanced graduate students at the University of Maryland.

Do you say anything at all or just pretend like nothing happened? Do you ask students how they are thinking and feeling? Do you share your personal views or remain a neutral third-party? Managing hot topics and current events can be challenging for anyone, especially when they deeply affect the students we are here to educate. Join us for an open discussion on different philosophies and practical guidance for course instructors and assistants.

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and Accessibility: Promoting Success for All Students

Ensuring that each of your students is held to the same performance standards is certainly important, but equality does not establish equal access and opportunity. Come discuss the distinction and learn more about what you can do to make Maryland the gold standard for educational equity. Topics include: accessibility and universal design, student disabilities and accommodations.

Integrating Diversity Throughout the Semester

How can diversity and inclusion be infused throughout all courses we teach? What can inclusive pedagogy look like in STEM, social sciences, the humanities, and the arts? Using the Fearless Teaching Framework as a guide, we will discuss ways to make your course content more inclusive of diverse scholarship and the classroom climate more responsive to the student body at UMD.

 

Carlton Green
Director, Diversity Training & Education
Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Difficult Dialogues: How to Approach Sensitive Subjects and Events in the Classroom

Do you say anything at all or just pretend like nothing happened? Do you ask students how they are thinking and feeling? Do you share your personal views or remain a neutral third-party? Managing hot topics and current events can be challenging for anyone, especially when they deeply affect the students we are here to educate. Join us for an open discussion on different philosophies and practical guidance for course instructors and assistants.

Carlton Green
Director, Diversity Training & Education
Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Creating Safe Spaces and Brave Spaces in Your Online Learning Environment

When teaching and learning online, having meaningful class conversations can become more challenging - particularly when students are asked to share their ideas, opinions, or disagreements. Research has shown that this is especially true for students of color and other marginalized groups. During this hands-on workshop, we will work through how to foster an safe and brave space for students to engage in meaningful dialogue.

Louisa Nkrumah
Learning Experience Designer
Teaching & Learning Transformation Center

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