April 16th Session: Creating an Inclusive Community

    "There is only one way to look at things until someone shows us how to look at them with different eyes" -Pablo Picasso   For our final session of the year we will be looking at building and sustaining an inclusive college community. According to Ferris State University, inclusion is "... involvement and … Continue reading April 16th Session: Creating an Inclusive Community

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March 22nd: Session Summary

Thank you to everyone who attended our March 22nd session!   Notes from March 22nd Session Facilitator Mark Congdon Jr.- Assistant Professor of Communications Introductions Thank you to students who came to participate in the panel Session Goals Reflect on experiences in and out of the classroom Begin to unlearn harmful behaviors Community Guidelines Establishing … Continue reading March 22nd: Session Summary

March 22nd Session: Culturally Responsive Teaching

"I never teach my pupils, I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn" -Albert Einstein   For our second session of the semester we will be connecting a universal design of learning with culturally responsive teaching. According to Brown University culturally responsive teaching is "... a pedagogy that recognizes the importance … Continue reading March 22nd Session: Culturally Responsive Teaching

February 19th: Session Summary

Thank you to those who attended our February 19th session!   Notes from February 19th Session Facilitator Mark Congdon Jr.- Assistant Professor of Communications Introductions Establishing rules for the first of three sessions Coming to accept that understanding personal bias and changing professional practice will not occur in one day Activities Think-Pair-Share Activity Recall an … Continue reading February 19th: Session Summary

November 13th Session: Creating a Healthy Classroom Environment for All

"The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth" -John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 35th President of the United States   College campuses across the world are becoming more and more diverse with each passing semester. While students are educated on how to be respectful of diversity and how to have hard … Continue reading November 13th Session: Creating a Healthy Classroom Environment for All