[PAST EVENT] Engaging Students and Making Classrooms Fair and Inclusive:  A Workshop

January 31, 2019
12:30pm - 1:45pm
McGlothlin-Street Hall, Room 219
251 Jamestown Rd
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
Access & Features
  • Free food

Workshop description: Teaching diverse populations of students requires instructors to construct learning environments that are inclusive and equitable. Research in psychology and other disciplines suggests that how students personally experience learning environments strongly influences engagement, motivation, sense of belonging, and conceptual learning. In this interactive workshop, participants will explore how students may experience classroom environments differently from one another. Individual participants will then have the opportunity to self-assess their current awareness of 21 common equitable teaching strategies, as well as explore a framework for analyzing Instructor Talk ? the non-content language that permeates our classrooms ? and its potential influence on students.

This workshop will be led by Kimberly Tanner, Professor of Biology at San Francisco State University and Director of SEPAL: The Science Education Partnership and Assessment Laboratory. Prof. Her visit is supported by the 100th Anniversary of Women Committee, the Arts & Sciences Dean's Office, the Biology Department, and the Geology Department. 


Heather Macdonald