The Academy and special guest Dr. Joseph Flynn, Associate Director for the Center for Black Studies at NIU, present ideas for online teaching that are aligned with the principles of culturally relevant and responsive pedagogy. Join us for an overview of strategies and related templates that you can adapt for immediate use in your online course to create a safe climate, share cultural capital, affirm student experiences, facilitate active learning and interaction, validate different ways of making and communicating meaning, and co-construct knowledge. 

15 Ways to Apply Equity Pedagogies to Online Practice

Adapting and applying a multitude of these equity pedagogies can foster intellectual engagement, develop critical consciousness, and inspire deep learning, elements that are often lacking in virtual courses where our most vulnerable students are at-risk of being left even further behind than in traditional courses. A resource guide of additional strategies for inclusive teaching with links to featured templates will be shared.

  • Date: Thursday, August 20, 2020
  • Time: 9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
  • Location: Webex
  • Facilitators: Melissa Baysingar, Instructional Design Specialist; Ana Contreras, English; Dr. Joseph Flynn, Associate Director for the Center for Black Studies at NIU; Phil Mortenson, Distance Learning Manager; and Stephanie Whalen, Academy Chair
  • CEUs: 0.1 – After attending the session or viewing the recording, please complete this personal action plan by December 11, 2020 to receive CEUs.


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