Winter 2018 Seminar Series

Research on teaching and learning highlights the importance of an explicitly inclusive classroom climate for student learning. This includes the value of learning collaboratively with diverse peers and the benefits of intentionally connecting course content to students’ life experience and goals for the future. How might these ideas inform your regular classroom practice to result in more inclusive learning environments? In this activities-based workshop, instructors will experience and reflect upon teaching strategies for helping students engage and learn across their differences, as well as for introducing course material in ways that productively draw upon students' various backgrounds and perspectives. This workshop is designed for instructors in any discipline.

This workshop is part of this year's Inclusive Teaching @ Michigan series. Click here for registration information for the full series.

Event Information
Dates: 
Mon, 04/30/2018 - 10:30am - 12:30pm
Location (Room): 
CRLT Seminar Room (1013 Palmer Commons)
Presenter(s): 
Victoria A. Genetin, Assistant Director, Diversity and Inclusivity, CRLT
Eligible for Certificate: 
Eligible for Graduate Teacher Certificate - Requirement B2, Multicultural Teaching
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This workshop is intended for instructors interested in learning how to ethically and effectively teach about race, ethnicity, and inequality in predominantly white classrooms. Instructors may worry that teaching about and discussing race and ethnicity in classrooms that lack racial and ethnic diversity may bring up issues such as tokenism, misrepresentation, silence, and resistance. This workshop is designed to offer a framework and strategies to help prevent and address these issues as they arise. This workshop may of particular interest to instructors teaching R&E courses, but is open to all.

This workshop is part of this year's Inclusive Teaching @ Michigan series. Click here for registration information for the full series.

Event Information
Dates: 
Tue, 05/01/2018 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location (Room): 
CRLT Seminar Room (1013 Palmer Commons)
Presenter(s): 
Whitney Peoples, Instructional Consultant, Focus on Race & Ethnicity Courses, CRLT
Eligible for Certificate: 
Eligible for Graduate Teacher Certificate - Requirement B2, Multicultural Teaching
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Racist fliers, hateful graffiti, hurricanes, mass shootings, emails threatening violence:  Students often report feeling alienated or confused when instructors in their courses do not acknowledge such unsettling events going on in the world outside the classroom. We know that students can find it difficult to learn in the midst of such troubling events and that courses across the curriculum can offer students tools for understanding and navigating a broad range of relevant issues. But given the frequent turmoil in recent months on our campus and beyond, it's not always easy for instructors to decide whether and how to address such events with our students, especially when we already have a full schedule of learning activities planned. What considerations might guide such decisions?  This workshop provides an opportunity for instructors to think together about that question and then work through several options for engaging with students about emerging events on campus and beyond. We will consider strategies ranging from a brief acknowledgment to a substantial revision of your lesson plan and will pay particular attention to best practices for framing classroom conversations about potentially sensitive topics. 

This workshop is part of this year's Inclusive Teaching @ Michigan series. Click here for registration information for the full series.

Event Information
Dates: 
Tue, 05/01/2018 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Location (Room): 
CRLT Seminar Room (1013 Palmer Commons)
Presenter(s): 
Theresa Braunschneider, Associate Director and Coordinator of Diversity Initiatives, CRLT
Presenter(s): 
Victoria A. Genetin, Assistant Director, Diversity and Inclusivity, CRLT
Eligible for Certificate: 
Eligible for Graduate Teacher Certificate - Requirement B2, Multicultural Teaching
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Racist fliers, hateful graffiti, hurricanes, mass shootings, emails threatening violence:  Students often report feeling alienated or confused when instructors in their courses do not acknowledge such unsettling events going on in the world outside the classroom. We know that students can find it difficult to learn in the midst of such troubling events and that courses across the curriculum can offer students tools for understanding and navigating a broad range of relevant issues. But given the frequent turmoil in recent months on our campus and beyond, it's not always easy for instructors to decide whether and how to address such events with our students, especially when we already have a full schedule of learning activities planned. What considerations might guide such decisions?  This workshop provides an opportunity for instructors to think together about that question and then work through several options for engaging with students about emerging events on campus and beyond. We will consider strategies ranging from a brief acknowledgment to a substantial revision of your lesson plan and will pay particular attention to best practices for framing classroom conversations about potentially sensitive topics. 

Event Information
Dates: 
Tue, 02/20/2018 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location (Room): 
CRLT Seminar Room (1013 Palmer Commons)
Presenter(s): 
Theresa Braunschneider, Associate Director and Coordinator of Diversity Initiatives, CRLT
Presenter(s): 
Victoria A. Genetin, Assistant Director, Diversity and Inclusivity, CRLT
Eligible for Certificate: 
Eligible for Graduate Teacher Certificate - Requirement B2, Multicultural Teaching
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This workshop is full.

This workshop is intended for instructors interested in learning how to ethically and effectively teach about race, ethnicity, and inequality in racially homogeneous classrooms. Instructors may worry that teaching about and discussing race and ethnicity in classrooms that lack racial and ethnic diversity may bring up issues such as tokenism, misrepresentation, silence, and resistance. This workshop is designed to offer a framework and strategies to help prevent and address these issues as they arise. This workshop may of particular interest to instructors teaching R&E courses, but is open to all.

Event Information
Dates: 
Wed, 03/14/2018 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Location (Room): 
CRLT Seminar Room (1013 Palmer Commons)
Presenter(s): 
Whitney Peoples, Instructional Consultant, Focus on Race & Ethnicity Courses, CRLT
Eligible for Certificate: 
Eligible for Graduate Teacher Certificate - Requirement B2, Multicultural Teaching
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