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Teachin’ It! Tips to Facilitate Inclusive, Inquiry-Based Learning Online


This workshop consists of three interactive modules offered via Zoom at 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. CST on Friday, October 2nd, Friday October 9th, and Friday, October 16th. Participants can register for one, two, or all three modules. Participants earn a digital badge and certificate upon completing the three modules and a post-workshop evaluation.

Workshop Description

Are you feeling a sense of urgency to become an expert in equitable, inclusive instruction that amplifies students’ voices and builds on the strengths of learners from every background? Are you motivated to transition your in-person classes to distance education classes that incorporate high-leverage online moves? This series of three interactive Teachin’ It! modules offers practical strategies for delivering high-quality online instruction that disrupts larger systemic inequities at the classroom level. Participants receive strategies they can use to foster an online classroom where students from every background feel safe to experiment, take risks, and make mistakes; invited to communicate their unique approaches and perspectives; and free to develop their own identities as powerful lifelong learners. There is also a focus on synchronous and asynchronous learning using Zoom, iPhones, iPads, Google Docs, PlayPosit, and Canvas.

Prior to each module, participants receive excerpts from Teachin’ It! Breakout Moves That Break Down Barriers for Community College Students, written by Dr. Felicia Darling, and a list of equity moves. In addition, participants will be sent a pre-workshop survey that asks what they hope to get out of each module.

Module 1: Five Breakout Moves That Build a Community of Powerful Learners in Online Classes

  • Equalize the balance of power in the classroom
  • Create inclusive student networks
  • Co-develop classroom norms with students
  • Use high-leverage tasks and moves that include more students
  • Ensure equitable access to resources for all students

Module 2: Five Ways to Frame Your Instructional Moves With an Equity Lens in Online Classes 

  • Frame growth mindset strategies with an equity lens
  • Make grading, assignments, and assessments equitable
  • Give feedback that promotes equity
  • Make group work and projects more equitable
  • Practice equity moves beyond the classroom

Module 3: Five Strategies to Ensure Every Student’s Voice is Heard in Online Classes

  • Launch a class that values every student’s voice
  • Employ high-leverage universal design moves
  • Bolster students’ social capital
  • Facilitate inclusive discussions  
  • Amplify the voices of all students in group work

Location

Registrants will be provided with the login credentials via email prior to the start of the first module.

Registration

Module Date/Time
Early Registration
on or before
September 4, 2020
Late Registration
after
September 4, 2020
Module 1 October 2, 2020
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. CST
$129 (member)
$179 (non-member)
$179 (member)
$229 (non-member)
Module 2 October 9, 2020
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. CST
$129 (member)
$179 (non-member)
$179 (member)
$229 (non-member)
Module 3 October 16, 2020
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. CST
$129 (member)
$179 (non-member)
$179 (member)
$229 (non-member)
Complete Workshop
(Includes Modules 1-3 at reduced price.)
  $299 (member)
$399 (non-member)
$399 (member)
$499 (non-member)

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Cancellation and refund requests must be received in writing prior to September 18, 2020. A refund of the workshop fee, minus a $25 administrative fee, will be given for cancellations received by September 18, 2020. Refunds will not be given after September 18, 2020 or for no-shows. Registrants who have an outstanding balance and do not attend the workshop are responsible for the $25 administrative fee. Substitutions are accepted at any time prior to the workshop by submitting a written request to Kelley Berley. The individual requesting the transfer is responsible for all financial obligations (any balance due) associated with the transfer.

Consent to Use of Photographic Images

By registering for one or more of these modules, you consent to being recorded for any purpose whatsoever, and you release NISOD and The University of Texas at Austin and their officers and representatives from any liability for infringement of any rights, and you expressively authorize and permit the use of your name, voice, and likeness and all reproductions thereof, for any purpose whatsoever, in perpetuity in any media now known or hereafter devised, without limitation and without compensation.

About the Facilitator

Felicia Darling is an instructor, author, researcher, teacher educator, and speaker who would like to see every person actualize their greatest human potential. She is a first-generation college student who has taught mathematics and education courses for 30 years at the secondary, undergraduate, and graduate levels. She possesses a PhD in Math Education from Stanford University and is a Fulbright Scholar. Currently, Felicia teaches math at Santa Rosa Junior College in California. Felicia is the author of Teachin’ It! Breakout Moves That Break Down Barriers for Community College Students. Teachin’ It! offers practical ideas that help instructors bolster the success of students seeking to attain their educational dreams–especially historically underrepresented students. Her work has been highlighted in The Chronicle of Higher EdInside Higher EdJournal of Mathematics and Culture, and North East Public Radio.

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