Pedagogy for Engagement Committee: Summer Pedagogy Series

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Pedagogy for Engagement Committee:
Summer Pedagogy Series 2011
Monday - May 16, 2011
Plan to attend these exciting Summer Pedagogy Series presentations. Questions about the
workshops should be directed to the attention of Fran Connor - Voice: 610.738.0492
Email: [email protected]; RSVP by Monday, May 9th.
One Size Does NOT Fit All: Fashioning Pedagogy
to Fit Today’s Diverse Classroom
Philips Autograph Library
8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Registration, Coffee, and Tea
9:00 – 9:15 a.m. Opening Remarks by Dr. Idna Corbett
9:15 – 10:15 a.m. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) 101—An Overview
Presenters: Dr. Marty Patwell, Sharon Watson, and Graduate Assistants
Presenters will discuss UDL: the science, the need, and the research. The session will introduce
the need for the practical application of UDL in the classroom and serve as an introduction to our
Keynote speaker.
10:15 – 11:15 a.m. Keynote Speaker
Presenter: Dr. Ann Keefer, Temple University
The fields of Universal Design for Learning and Disability Studies, which both emphasize the
importance of intellectual flexibility, accessibility, and respect for people with disabilities, can form a
perfect partnership in which each approach reinforces the goals and values of the other. The
minority model of disability asserts that people with disabilities are not the same as everyone else;
UDL proposes that every learner is unique in their strengths and their challenges. Dr. Keefer will
offer some practical suggestions about incorporating UDL into all classrooms.
11:15 -- 11:30 a.m. Break
11:15 – 12:15 p.m. Panel: Intersections of Race, Class, and Gender in the Classroom
Presenters: Sunita Mayor, Adale Sholock, La Tonya Thames-Taylor, Others TBD
Facilitator: Erin Hurt
Panelists will discuss the techniques, experience, challenges, and benefits of integrating issues of
race, ethnicity, gender, and social class into course curriculum and pedagogy.
12:45 – 1:45 p.m. Lunch and LGBTQ 101
Presenter: Dr. Rodney Mader
LGBTQ 101 will provide participants with an overview of basic issues of concern to lesbian, gay,
bisexual, transgender, and queer people. Dr. Mader will review terminology, examine issues of sex,
gender, and sexuality, and discuss how homophobia occurs on individual and structural levels.
1:45 – 3:15 p.m. Teaching, Learning, and Assessing Diversity
Presenters: Lorraine Bernotsky, Gwenelle O’Neal, and Evan Leach
Facilitator: Diane Santori
Participants should bring course syllabi, rubrics, and discipline specific standards. In the first
part of this session, speakers will share how they incorporate diversity into their courses and assess
it. For the second half, participants will be in working groups to consider how they teach and assess
diversity in their courses and possibly modify syllabi and rubrics.
3:15 p.m. Wrap-up and evaluations
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