Inclusive Teaching at Lane
How can faculty members welcome, engage, and support all our students? This year, FPD is sponsoring a series of conversations, panel discussions, talks, and workshops so that we as faculty may engage with definitions of inclusive teaching; learn about, consider, and implement new strategies for creating inclusive classrooms; and share ideas with our colleagues.
These events may also be found listed in the Center for Teaching and Learning Calendar.
Neurodiversity in the Classroom Faculty Workshop
Tuesday, April 13, 2-3:30 p.m.
Learn more about neurodiversity and how to make your classroom more equitably by applying Universal Design for Learning principles. Presented by Alexis Kielb, Center for Accessible Resources (CAR). Co-sponsored by FPD and CAR.
Dr. Shadiin Garcia talk
"Equity as Praxis," Thursday, April 29, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
In her talk, "Equity as Praxis", Dr. Garcia will discuss equity writ large and then focus on three areas: asset based framing; culturally sustaining pedagogy, and briefly share some Indigenous Framings. She will address the dangers in not naming the behaviors that cultivate white supremacy. The talk will include the theoretical understanding of culturally sustaining pedagogy and offer classroom tools and curricular frameworks for best practices.
Dr. Shadiin Garcia faculty workshop
Friday, April 30, 12-1 p.m.
In Dr. Garcia's workshop, she will dive deeper with participants on a specific content example of "culturally sustaining pedagogy." Participants will walk away with resources, tools, and a framework for their toolkit.
The talk and workshop are supported by a grant from Oregon Education Association's Center for Great Public Schools and co-presented by Faculty Professional Development's Inclusive Teaching Event Series, the Native American Student Program, and the Office of Equity and Inclusion.
Presenter Bio: Shadiin Garcia is Chicana and Laguna Pueblo from New Mexico and has lived in Oregon for 17 years. She has worked for over 20 years as a teacher, as a public school administrator, researcher, a policy analyst, Indigenous education leader, and as a consultant. She has a Bachelor's Degree from Yale University in English with a specialization in education; a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership and a PhD in Critical and Sociocultural Studies in Education from the University of Oregon. Shadiin's work centers on organizational change; culturally relevant and sustaining curriculum; diversity, equity, and belonging; educational and systemic equity; philanthropic reform; culturally appropriate research; and community driven systemic change. She served as the Deputy Director of Policy and Research at Oregon’s Chief Education Office where she helped develop a research agenda driven by culturally appropriate practices and Indigenous methodologies for improving key educational outcomes. Dr. Garcia is board chair of the Women’s Foundation of Oregon. She has served as the Executive Director of the Educator Advancement Council where she worked to diversify the educator workforce by centering teacher voice. She is currently the Senior Strategy and Operations Officer at the Oregon Department of Education. Through her work both professionally and personally, she has cultivated a network of amazing people who navigate across multiple systems and spaces - public, private, sovereign nations/tribes, non-profit, government, P-20, higher education and more. She often collaborates within these networks of experts, thinkers, and advocates which bring multiple minds and approaches to bear on complex topics.
The site includes resources focused on inclusive teaching (including teaching inclusively online); helping first generation and first year students navigate the expectations of college; anti-racist and culturally responsive teaching; supporting multilingual and/or international students; supporting LGBTQ+ students; neurodiversity in the classroom; trauma-informed learning and mental health; and facilitating "difficult dialogues." You may also find notes and/or recordings from previous FPD events.