Workshops & Webinars on Teaching Inclusively

Teaching Inclusively Webinars and Workshops

These programs provide an opportunity for faculty, staff and graduate teaching assistants to extend their learning about teaching inclusively. For Inclusive Classroom resources and information about the Annual Inclusive Classroom Training, visit CELT’s Creating an Inclusive Classroom website.

How to register

Webinars are hosted on Webex, web conferencing software. You may register via the Webex registration page unique to each webinar to attend one or all the following conversations or email celt@iastate.edu with your name, program, and program dates. 

Need help with Webex? Go to the How-to attend a Webex Training page or contact the ISU Solution Center at 515-294-4000.

Upcoming offerings

Effectively managing disruptive conduct in learning spaces

Choose to attend one of the following offerings:

When disruptive conduct takes place, some Iowa State University instructors recommend addressing it immediately. Their advice: remain calm, assess the situation, listen to student concerns. Especially recommended: provide a clear, firm response that is consistent with what you’ve given other students. The strategies and resources in this workshop will help you prepare for these moments before they occur. Learning objectives: recognize the appropriate responses to disruptive conduct, include language about behavioral expectations and mutual responsibility in course syllabi, and identify strategies, resources, and possible interventions in and out of the learning environment. For additional information, visit CELT’s Managing Disruptive Conduct in Learning Spaces webpage.

Navigating controversial topics in the classroom

Choose to attend one of the following offerings:

Many instructors consciously avoid controversial issues in the classroom because of the difficulty involved in managing heated discussions. However, controversy can be a useful, powerful, and memorable tool to promote learning. This conversation will provide instructors with resources to facilitate classroom discussions around controversial issues, including the O.T.F.D. (Open The Front Door) and A.C.T.I.O.N. communication frameworks. Resources available on the Navigating controversial topics in the classroom page.

Previous offerings

Building an inclusive and learner-centered syllabus

This conversation will be a starting place for implementing inclusive pedagogy and learner-centered practices into your syllabus for the upcoming year. We will discuss strategies for producing a student-centered syllabus and the importance of establishing clear expectations and goals, using transparent teaching methods, and building rapport and community in your class. Resources and previous recording of this webinar available on CELT’s inclusive and learner-centered syllabus page.

Create an inclusive online learning environment (no matter the course modality)

The teaching-learning process is an inherently social act. Students interact with the instructor, their peers, and the course content throughout the learning process, often simultaneously in a learning environment. All of these interactions help shape their success in the course. Explore ways to create a welcoming learning environment, brainstorm what we can do to build an inclusive environment, share campus resources and programs, and extend your learning about teaching inclusively. Resources available on the Equity and Inclusion in the Online Learning Environment page.

Discover the top 10 tips for creating accessible course content

This conversation will discuss ten basic strategies for creating accessible course content. Participants will explore the Quality Matters framework, specific approaches to address accessibility and usability, and begin to build a timeline for implementing these changes. ‘How to’ resources will be provided. Facilitated by, Laura Bestler, Program Coordinator, CELT along with Special Guest Cyndi Wiley, Digital Access Coordinator, IT. Resources and previous recording of this webinar are available on the Accessibility in Your Course page.

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