Creating a More Socially Just Classroom: Academy Webinar with Dr. Durene WheelerVisiting speaker Dr. Durene I. Wheeler, Associate Professor in the department of Educational Inquiry & Curriculum Studies at Northeastern Illinois University, explores two important questions in her upcoming webinar, Constructing Difference: Understanding the Role of Social Justice in Our Classrooms:

  1. What is Social Justice Education?
  2. How does Social Justice Education Relate to Teaching Practices?

In this webinar, Dr. Wheeler provides an introduction to faculty interested in creating a more socially just classroom. Through an examination of terminology and tenets of social justice as it relates to teaching and learning, participants will examine how faculty and student identities impact content, comprehension, and classroom climate. This webinar also serves as a preview to Dr. Wheeler’s Spring 2018 GEC, Constructing Curriculum: Critical Pedagogy and Social Justice in the Classroom.

This session will be run in Blackboard Collaborate Ultra, and participants can join the session from on or off campus. A recording of the session will be available after the live session.

  • Date: Wednesday, November 8, 2017
  • Time: 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. (CST)
  • Location: Virtual Session in Blackboard Collaborate Ultra (link to session will be emailed in advance to registrants)
  • Open to both faculty and staff.
  • Register for the webinar. Please feel free to register even if you cannot view the session live. A recording will be emailed to you to view at any time.
Presenter: Dr. Durene I. Wheeler

Creating a More Socially Just Classroom: Academy Webinar with Dr. Durene WheelerDr. Wheeler is an Associate Professor at Northeastern Illinois University teaching in the department of Educational Inquiry & Curriculum Studies. She holds a Core faculty appointment in African & African American Studies (AFAM) along with Women’s & Gender Studies (WGS). Dr. Wheeler’s teaching and research interests include historical intersections of race, class, ability and gender in U.S. Education, practical application methods of critical race and feminist pedagogy, and training educators and parents how to create socially justice classrooms and school environments. Dr. Wheeler has presented at several National and Regional conferences on issues of intersectionality, pedagogy and praxis, and social justice in education. Currently, she is co-editor of the anthology Black Women’s Liberatory Pedagogies: Resistance, Transformation and Healing Within and Beyond the Academy addressing interdisciplinary pedagogy and practice of Black women in the community and academy.

Webinar FAQs

I cannot attend the webinar, but am interested in seeing the recording. Can I still register?

Yes, please register even if you know or think you may not be able to attend the live session. You will receive an email with a link to the recording once it is available.

I registered, but now I don’t know if I can attend. Should I cancel my registration?

No. Keeping your registration will allow you to receive the link to the recording once it’s available.

How do I join the webinar?

A link to the webinar will be emailed to all registrants two days before the webinar date.

Do I need to download any software to join the webinar?

No, you won’t need to download any software. You only need a computer with internet capabilities (Google Chrome is the preferred browser). You will also need a computer with speakers or a phone to call in for audio.

Questions? Please contact Melissa Baysingar, Instructional Design Specialist, at 847.925.6174,