Inclusive Classroom Programs

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Inclusive Classroom Workshop (Monthly)

Conversation on Teaching Inclusively (Monthly)

How-to Register

About Inclusive Teaching

In the Chronicle’s The Case for Inclusive Teaching article we explored what is inclusive pedagogy. Gannon stated, “It is a mind-set, a teaching-and-learning worldview, more than a discrete set of techniques. But that mind-set does value specific practices which, research suggests, are effective for a mix of students.” More specifically:
  • It values course design. Inclusive teaching asks us to critically examine not just the way we teach on a day-to-day basis, but the prep work and organization we do before the course begins.
  • It values discernment. As faculty members, we must regularly ask ourselves: What biases am I carrying, and how do I counteract their effects?
  • It values a sense of belonging. How do we erode those old inequities and power imbalances in the classroom? By intentionally using teaching strategies that promote a sense of belonging, a critical element of student learning, and thus, of student success writ large.

The resources found on  CELT’s Creating an Inclusive Classroom website, and the programs below are to support our faculty as they work towards building a more inclusive campus.

Inclusive Classroom Workshop

After participating in the pre-workshop learning modules and the face-to-face program, attendees will:

  1. Identify discipline-based and course specific improvements to foster inclusive excellence in the classroom.
  2. Develop an individual action plan for promoting inclusion in the classroom.
  3. Become familiar with the campus resources and programs that support diversity and inclusion.

Pre-workshop learning modules will be available at least one week prior to the workshop and will be instrumental to our face-to-face program; therefore, we ask that you complete the modules prior to the event. Prerequisite: This workshop is for faculty and staff (who have a teaching role). To learn more about inclusive classrooms visit CELT’s Creating an Inclusive Classroom website.

Faculty, staff and graduate students (who have a teaching role) may choose to attend one of the following program offerings:

Summer Sessions 2018

  • Tuesday, June 19 (1:10 -4:00 p.m., 2030 Morrill Hall)
  • Wednesday, July 11 (1:10 – 4:00 p.m., 2030 Morrill Hall)
  • Friday, August 10 (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., 2030 Morrill Hall)

Fall Semester 2018

  • Tuesday, September 13 (2:10 – 5:00 p.m., 2030 Morrill Hall)
  • Wednesday, October 17 (2:10 – 5:00 p.m., 2030 Morrill Hall)
  • Monday, November 30 (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., 2030 Morrill Hall)

Spring Semester 2019

  • Thursday, January 17 (2:10 – 5:00 p.m., 2030 Morrill Hall)
  • Tuesday, February 12 (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., 2030 Morrill Hall)
  • Wednesday, March 13 (2:10 – 5:00 p.m., 2030 Morrill Hall)
  • Friday, April 12 (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., 2030 Morrill Hall)

Conversation on Teaching Inclusively

This program will provide an opportunity for faculty and staff (who have a teaching role) to dialogue about teaching inclusively at Iowa State University. The intent of these conversations will be to help build a stronger teaching community, create collaborative partnerships, and develop effective teaching practices for meeting the diverse needs of our students. Each month we will choose a topic based on input from our teaching community. Sample topics include:

  • Identity and positionality; how it affects your teaching
  • Inclusive projects and study groups
  • Incorporating diversity issues more deeply into the curriculum
  • Working effectively with different learning styles

Register via the Learn@ISU website to attend one or all the following conversations on the following Tuesdays:

  • September 25 (4:00-5:00 p.m., 2030 Morrill Hall)
  • October 30 (4:00-5:00 p.m., 2030 Morrill Hall)
  • November 27 (4:00-5:00 p.m., 2030 Morrill Hall)
  • January 29 (4:00-5:00 p.m., 2030 Morrill Hall)
  • February 26 (4:00-5:00 p.m., 2030 Morrill Hall)
  • March 26 (4:00-5:00 p.m., 2030 Morrill Hall)
  • April 30 (4:00-5:00 p.m., 2030 Morrill Hall)

 

How-to Register

Register using your netid/password via the Learn@ISU website, or email celt@iastate.edu or call 515-294-5357 with your name, program, and program dates.