Sustaining Students' Diverse Cultural and Linguistic Backgrounds

September 6, 2019
Friday, October 25, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am
220 Younkin Success Center
Four instructors discuss samples of student writing at a table.

Students’ diverse prior experiences and knowledge can greatly enhance the learning that takes place in our classes. However, it can seem difficult to challenge inequalities in the classroom and  build bridges between students’ identities and the course content. In this workshop, consultants from Writing Across the Curriculum will discuss inclusive teaching strategies you can apply to raise students’ critical consciousness and affirm the valuable resources diverse writers bring into the classroom. They will introduce approaches for sustaining domestic and international students’ cultural and linguistic backgrounds as writers and facilitate discussion on how to make writing assignments more directly relevant to and reflective of our students.

Sign up through the University Institute for Teaching and Learning. This workshop is an elective for the Teaching Endorsement for Inclusive Teaching.

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