Tuesday, 05 Jan 2021
Whether conscious of it or not, instructors and students bring most of who they are to the learning environment, including their biases and stereotypes. Biases can emerge in the form of (micro)aggressions during class discussions, in student-student interactions during group or lab work, or interactions between students and instructors.
Wednesday, 06 Jan 2021
The teaching-learning process is an inherently social act. Students interact with the instructor, their peers, and the course content throughout the learning process, often simultaneously in a learning environment. All of these interactions help shape their success in the course.
Thursday, 07 Jan 2021
Many instructors consciously avoid controversial issues in the classroom because of the difficulty involved in managing heated discussions. However, controversy can be a useful, powerful, and memorable tool to promote learning. This conversation will provide instructors with resources to facilitate classroom discussions around controversial issues, including the O.T.F.D. (Open The Front Door) and A.C.T.I.O.N. communication frameworks.
Monday, 18 Jan 2021
An Ames community tradition, this year livestreamed on Facebook and YouTube. Wayne Clinton, longtime Ames resident, retired teacher and coach, will serve as the keynote speaker. The Ames Human Relations Commission will present its annual Humanitarian Award.
Thursday, 21 Jan 2021
Webinar, Enhancing accessibility of online courses: Course development practices and tools (QM Success Stories)
Uncover best practices for designing accessible courses in our next free QM Success Story. During the webinar,
Friday, 22 Jan 2021
Webinar, Creating and sustaining equitable learning environments through shared values clarification
Teaching is fundamentally a relational process in which our personal and pedagogical values translate into behaviors that drive relationships with and amongst students. Values clarification engages us in deep critical reflection to identify what we value in a learning environment, the personal significance of these values, and their impact on our pedagogical choices and ways of being with our students.
Wednesday, 27 Jan 2021
U.S. Latino/a Studies Faculty Lecture Series, Spring 2021[b/]
Friday, 29 Jan 2021
Inclusive education has always been about attending to more than content delivery, and incorporates how pedagogies address socio-psychological contingencies students may need to process. Brought on by persistent general social inequity, these contingencies continue to present themselves as barriers in STEM classrooms.