Foundations – Managing Inclusive and Diverse Learning Spaces (ACTL)

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This workshop counts towards the University Teaching Foundations program under the category of Active Classroom Teaching and Learning (ACTL)

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This workshop will guide you through some of the commonly encountered conflicts in the classroom and provide you with the necessary tools to handle those situations in a professional manner. We will also discuss topics related to making your classroom a safe learning environment for all students (e.g. inviting students to share their gender pronouns, reducing anxiety of students, create opportunities to increase sense of belongingness for all students, etc.).

Intended Learning Outcomes

By the end of this workshop, successful participants should be able to:

1) Define diversity and inclusivity, describe dimensions of diversity, and identify principles of inclusivity for teaching and learning

2) Discuss bias from multiple perspectives as it relates to teaching and learning

3) Identify and discuss strategies and resources for creating and maintaining an inclusive spaces

4) Anticipate some of the commonly encountered conflicts and challenges in the classroom to think proactively through establishing an inclusive and safe classroom environment

Please Note: Workshops will open 5 minutes before the start and close 5 minutes into the session. After 5 minutes into the Workshop you will no longer be able to join. Facilitators need to have their full attention devoted to the workshop.

Note: Some workshops have materials that are shared on the University Teaching Foundations CourseLink site. To make sure that you have access to the correct CourseLink modules it is helpful (but not required) to register for workshops ~1 day in advance so that we can enrol you in the correct workshop group.

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