Diversity and Culturally Responsive Teaching

Are you looking for resources on how to create a classroom culture of inclusion and respect that can improve student success?

College classrooms are becoming more diverse including students from different cultures, family backgrounds, and disabilities.  Join the Faculty Diversity Fellow, Dr. Judith Martinez for discussion on these topics, Lunch and Learns, and Book Talks. Information on dates and times is available on the Calendar of Events https://calendar.missouristate.edu and through MyLearning Connection. Registration is requested to plan for refreshments and handouts.

Mini Diversity Workshops

All sessions are in the FCTL Conference Room 204 and hosted by Dr. Judith Martinez. Please register through MyLearning Connection.

Session 1: Microaggressions: Supporting and Empowering Students
This session will examine the levels of microaggressions, effects and different ways to address them. Opportunities for immediate application(s) will be discussed in an interactive forum.

September 17, Tuesday 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
September 18, Wednesday 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Session 2: Teaching and Learning Respect and Acceptance in the Classroom
This session will examine different ways to promote, encourage and develop an inclusive environment in the classroom. Opportunities for immediate application(s) will be discussed in an interactive forum.

October 23, Wednesday 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
October 24, Thursday 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Session 3: Inclusive Assessment
This session will examine inclusive assessment practices that promote fairness to students from different backgrounds. Opportunities for immediate application(s) will be discussed in an interactive forum.

November 13, Wednesday 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
November 14, Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Session 4: Addressing Diversity Challenges in the Classroom and Difficult Conversations
This session will explore some of the challenges to address difficult conversations in the classroom and discuss ways to overcome this matter. Opportunities for immediate application(s) will be discussed in an interactive forum.

December 4, Wednesday 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
December 5, Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.