Inclusive Teaching Tidbits Webinar Series

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 (mngemein@arizona.edu) and Katie Southard (ksouthard@arizona.edu)

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. 

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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.

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Inclusivity in the Zoom Classroom:   A Practical Guide

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.

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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.

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