The Office of Instruction and Assessment has launched the new webinar series Inclusive Teaching Tidbits. On this website, you will find webinar recordings, materials, and additional resources. Please direct questions, suggestions for future topics of this series, or consultation requests in these topics to Mascha N. Gemein (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Katie Southard (email@example.com)
Join us this month for an introduction to trauma-informed teaching!
Register through our Webinars & Classes site.
Effects of Trauma on Learners and Learning
Webinar: August 4, 2020 (Tuesday) 3:00-3:50PM
In this webinar, we will define trauma and the potential effects of trauma on learners and learning. We will tackle what it means to be trauma-informed in the teaching and learning environment and consider the impact of our current climate on our students. The format of this webinar will include interactive presentation and group discussion. Due to the nature of this sensitive topic, we will not ask participants in this webinar to share personal experiences with trauma, traumatic events, or encounters with students experiencing trauma.
Recordings & Materials:
Podcast episode "Tea for Teaching: Trauma-Informed Pedagogy" featuring Karen Costa (April, 2020), hosted by John Kane and Rebecca Mushtare from the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching at the State University of New York, Oswego
Trauma-Informed Teaching During COVID-19 by Leah Marion Roberts (Vanderbilt, 2020)
Teaching in a Time of Uncertainty (Emory University, 2020)
Trauma-Informed Teaching and Learning (Carello, 2020)
Trauma-Informed Teaching: Reflection, Approach, and Teaching Practice
Webinar: August 6, 2020 (Thursday) 3:00-3:50PM
In this webinar, we will take a deeper dive into practical steps for shaping trauma-informed teaching practice. We will provide several options for engagement in next-steps for integrating trauma-informed teaching into your own reflections, approach, and teaching context through thematic breakout session discussions. Due to the nature of this sensitive topic, we will not ask participants to share personal experiences with trauma, traumatic events, or encounters with students experiencing trauma.
Recording and materials:
- Recording of the session
- Zoom session slides
- Option 1: Self-Care for Educators
- Option 2: Small, Practical Tips and Reminders for Trauma-Informed Teaching (Carello)
- Option 3: Self-Assessment for Educators (Carello)
- Students: Counseling & Psych Services (CAPS), https://health.arizona.edu/counseling-psych-services, (520) 621-6490, (520) 570-7898 (after hours). These services include the Oasis Sexual Assault, Relationship Violence, and Trauma Services.
- Campus Health offers great resources for "Coping with Stress Related to COVID-19"
- Faculty/staff: Life & Work Connections, https://lifework.arizona.edu/, (520) 621-2493. There are many programs, among them the Support and Resiliency Hub an the Employee Assistance Counseling.
- Mental Health Apps
Keeping all Students in Mind: Tidbits for Creating an Inclusive Learning Environment in Zoom
Webinar: May 18, 2020 (Monday) 1:00-1:45PM
In this webinar, we will discuss concrete strategies for increasing access to learning for students struggling with the various challenges of online and remote learning. We will offer evidence-based strategies to tackle commonly experienced challenges that instructors face in synchronous Zoom sessions. Small changes in structure and communication can create meaningful opportunities for increased student engagement and comfort.
- Zoom Session Recording
- Slides with Summary Notes
- Handout with ideas to start and end a Zoom class session
- “8 Ways to Be More Inclusive in Your Zoom Teaching” by Kelly A. Hogan and Viji Sathy (Chronicle of Higher Education, April 8, 2020)
- “Maintaining Equity and Inclusion in Virtual Learning Environments” (San Diego State University, 2020)
- “A Reminder of Who is Hurt by Insisting that Students Share Images of their Personal Lives” by Rebecca Barrett-Fox (2020)
- “Why We’re Exhausted by Zoom” by Susam Blum (Inside Higher Ed, April 22, 2020)
- “Tips & Tricks: Teachers Educating on Zoom” (Zoom, 2020)
- “Inclusive Teaching in Zoom” (Stanford, 2020)
- “Making Zoom Sessions Inclusive” (Cornell, 2020)
- “About Universal Design for Learning” (CAST, 2020)
- "Communicating with Students" (Padlet, OIA, March 2020; includes links to student technology access surveys)
Zooming In: Responding to Conflict and Emotionally-Charged Moments in the Zoom Classroom
Webinar: May 20, 2020 (Wednesday) 1:00-1:45PM
In this webinar, we will be addressing conflict and challenging moments in the Zoom classroom, using examples such as dealing with microaggressions, insults, or bias in discussions or written posts. We will discuss specific teaching strategies to use in these “hot moments”. Resources and tools will be offered to explore these topics further.
- “Fighting the Shadow Pandemic” by B. Venkat Mani (Inside Higher Ed, May 14, 2020)
- “Run Meetings That Are Fair to Introverts, Women, and Remote Workers” by Renee Cullinan (Harvard Business Review, April 29, 2016)
- “Teaching in Times of Crisis” (Vanderbilt, 2010)
- “Trauma-Informed Pedagogy” (webinar) by Mays Imad with slides
- The RAVEN response model: “How to Respond to Racial Microaggressions When They Occur” by J. Luke Wood and Frank Harris III (Diverse Education, May 5, 2020),
- “Addressing Racial Bias and Microaggressions in Online Environments” (webinar) by J. Luke Wood and Frank Harris III.
- “Tool: Interrupting Microaggressions” (University of California, Santa Cruz, 2014)