Diversity and Inclusion Workshop Series

Creating an Inclusive Climate for Dialogue in Your Classroom

Having meaningful class conversations can become challenging - particularly when students are asked to share their ideas and opinions, or challenge the ideas and opinions of their peers. Research has shown that this is especially true for students of color and other marginalized groups. During this session, we will work through how to create a classroom climate that encourages students to have meaningful dialogue in face-to-face and online courses. 

Applying UDL Principles: Increasing Accessibility & Engagement in Your Course

Ensuring that each of your students is held to the same performance standards is certainly important, but equality does not establish equal access and opportunity. During this session, we will define UDL and accessibility principles, then provide you with time to outline a plan to apply these principles to your own courses in order to create an equitable classroom environment.

Infusing Your Course with Inclusion Throughout the Semester

How can equity and inclusion be infused throughout all courses we teach? What can inclusive pedagogy look like in STEM, social sciences, the humanities, and the arts? Using the Fearless Teaching Framework as a guide, we will discuss ways to make your course content more inclusive of diverse scholarship, your teaching practices invite new voices into discussions, assessments that work for everyone, and the classroom climate more responsive to the student body at UMD.

Creating Safe Spaces and Brave Spaces in Your Online Learning Environment

When teaching and learning move online, having meaningful class conversations can become more challenging - particularly when students are asked to share their ideas, opinions, or disagreements. Research has shown that this is especially true for students of color and other marginalized groups. During this hands-on workshop, we will work through how to foster a safe and brave space for students to engage in meaningful dialogue.

Difficult Dialogues: How to Approach Sensitive Subjects and Events in the Classroom

Note: This event is intended for faculty, staff, and advanced graduate students at the University of Maryland.

Do you say anything at all or just pretend like nothing happened? Do you ask students how they are thinking and feeling? Do you share your personal views or remain a neutral third-party? Managing hot topics and current events can be challenging for anyone, especially when they deeply affect the students we are here to educate. Join us for an open discussion on different philosophies and practical guidance for course instructors and assistants.

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and Accessibility: Promoting Success for All Students

Ensuring that each of your students is held to the same performance standards is certainly important, but equality does not establish equal access and opportunity. Come discuss the distinction and learn more about what you can do to make Maryland the gold standard for educational equity. Topics include: accessibility and universal design, student disabilities and accommodations.

Integrating Diversity Throughout the Semester

How can diversity and inclusion be infused throughout all courses we teach? What can inclusive pedagogy look like in STEM, social sciences, the humanities, and the arts? Using the Fearless Teaching Framework as a guide, we will discuss ways to make your course content more inclusive of diverse scholarship and the classroom climate more responsive to the student body at UMD.

 

Carlton Green
Director, Diversity Training & Education
Office of Diversity and Inclusion

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