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This action-based workshop series for innovative and compassionate educators addresses a multitude of challenging issues that have always been with us - matters of decolonization, diversity, inclusivity, equity, accessibility, and justice. The will among educators to address these issues is strong, but many of us are baffled by their complexity, anxious about “getting it wrong”, and uncertain how to begin. Nonetheless, the time for action has come.

Each workshop in this series will introduce you to a particular issue or point of focus, provide time for participants to think, discuss, share resources, and explore practical strategies to implement into their own pedagogical work.

There will be a mix of facilitators at each workshop: prople who engage thoughtfully with the issues – who have also put specific ideas into action, and educators with experience in innovative practices. Together, they will lead group discussions and exercises that delve into practical strategies and big ideas. Some workshops will focus on classroom practices, some on assessment, some on curriculum – and some touch on all three. What they all share is a commitment to practical application.

Although these workshops are stand-alone events, taken as a series they are designed to explore the implementation of 21st century pedagogy at multiple critical intersections in a way that is collaborative, welcoming, and focused.

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Friday, February 25, 2022

Inclusive Teaching for Economically Diverse Students

Schedule: Friday, February 25, 2022, 10:30 AM – 01:00 PM
Location: Taught Online
Instructors: Erica Stevens Abbitt, Frankie Cachon, Lana Parker, Michael K. Potter
How might our assumptions about socio-economic status exclude, marginalize, and disadvantage students? In this workshop, participants will be invited to reflect on how common assumptions and practices disadvantage students who do not enjoy economic privilege - then, with guidance from the facilitators, plan concrete strategies they can implement for greater inclusion.

Friday, March 25, 2022

Inclusive Teaching for Queer and Trans Students

Schedule: Friday, March 25, 2022, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Location: Taught Online
How do we inadvertently exclude and marginalize our queer and trans students - and what could we do to teach more inclusively? In this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to reflect on information about the experiences of queer and trans students, reflect on paralells between their experiences and other forms of exclusion, and discuss concrete strategies they can apply to create more inclusive educational practices in and out of the classroom.

Friday, April 8, 2022

Modelling Accessivility

Schedule: Friday, April 08, 2022, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Location: Taught Online
What could happen if, instead of merely talking about accessibility or calling others out for inaccessible practices, we became the change we wish to see in the university? That is, what if we focused more on the ethos of accessibility? This workshop invites participants to reflect on ways in which they can model accessibility in and out of the classroom, using a variety of lenses drawn from personal experiences. Participaants will be invited to think through how they could adapt concrete strategies to their own educational practice.