October 30, 2019 Adjunct Workshop
Strategies for Creating Inclusive and Welcoming Classroom Environments
Teaching strategies that emphasize structured active learning can create more equitable classrooms and improve learning for all students. As an introduction to inclusive teaching techniques, Professor Viji Sathy of the University of North Carolina asked participants to reflect on inequities and diversity in their classrooms through interactive, hands-on activities.
After providing a framework for inclusive design and her own research results, Sathy led participants through active learning exercises and case studies that explore inclusive techniques. Drawing on her own teaching experiences and educational research, she modeled approaches that can be readily implemented with any discipline or class size to help all students achieve to their potentials.
Workshop Objectives: • Explain the inequities that arise in an unstructured learning environment. • Describe techniques that add structure and equity to a classroom. • Brainstorm ways to reduce the inequities in your own courses. The workshop took place at Meredith College.