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Keynote Seminar

Beyond inclusion - Education for civic engagement and participation (12:30-1:45pm in RVR 1015)

Equity-minded teaching by definition is meant to partially counter some of the ways in which elements of our social history prevent some students from showing up as their best selves. As a forward thinking approach however it is also meant to give students agency to shape the world they are preparing to lead. Using examples from the civil rights era, I will discuss how an agentic approach to teaching and learning transcends our current thinking of inclusion and reaffirms the commitment of education to preparing students for participating in an evolving democracy.

Faculty Workshops Abstract

Workshop I (9:20-10:20am in ARC 3009) *Registration Required*

Equity-minded strategies

In this workshop we will explore a variety of approaches to the classroom that help build trust, belonging, and a sense of community. We will identify for each course context which approaches might be useful and engage in a mini design plan that each instructor can consider for future semesters.

Workshop II (2:30-3:30pm in ALP 148) *Registration Required*

On the assessment of the equity-minded classroom

In this workshop we will consider a different more comprehensive approach toward analyzing the equity-minded course. We will consider more specifically what we want to measure, and how we set ourselves up for improving on future iterations of the experience.

Student Workshops

Student Meet and Greet with Byran Dewsbury at 4:00-5:00pm in TSC 1002 *Registration Required*

Bryan Dewsbury's Bio

Dr. Bryan Dewsbury is an Associate Professor of Biology at Florida International University (FIU). He is the Principal Investigator of the Science Education And Society (SEAS) research program, which blends research on the social context of teaching and learning, faculty development of inclusive practices, and programming in the cultivation of equity in education. He is an Associate Director of the STEM Transformational Institute where he directs the Division of Transformative Education. He is also a Fellow with the John N. Gardner Institute where he assists institutions of higher education cultivate best practices in inclusive education. Dewsbury grew up in Trinidad and Tobago and immigrated to the United States in 1999. He received a BS in biology from Morehouse College and an MS and PhD in biology from FIU.