Workshop Program

Session #1 Fostering Inclusive Learning Communities

Tuesday September 15th from 10am to 12pm on Zoom

Goals for the session:

  • Recognize how student course success data based on demographics can inform curriculum decisions
  • Identify sense of belonging interventions that are effective for your classroom
  • Compare high and low context activities anddevelop ways to apply those principles to your classroom


 I. A brief overview of department data exploring the need for inclusive environments

     Take away: Template for locating and analyzing your own departmental data

  II. Tools for creating a sense of belonging in your classroom

     A. Defining sense of belonging and stereotype threat

     B. Sense of belonging interventions and data supporting their use

     Take away: Group and individual planning to identify one intervention to use in your classroom

  III. Recognizing high and low context diversity at our institution and in our classrooms

     A. Defining context diversity and how it shapes communities and individuals

     B. Acknowledge the disparity created by low context interactions and classroom expectations

     Take away: Identification of low and high context activities and an action plan to incorporate high context activities in the classroom


SESSION #2 Empowering Students to Become Self-Regulated Learners

Friday October 30th  10:30am to 12pm on Zoom

Goals for the session:

  • Identify metacognitive strategies that are effective for your classroom
  • Discuss unique features of an online classroom
  • Compare Bloom's taxonomy to our classroom structure and explore how to encourage students to use Bloom's in goal setting



 I. A brief overview of metacognition

     Take away: A common definition of metacognition and an activity that demonstrates the need for strategic learning

  II. Techniques for students to engage in the study cycle

     A. Discuss low and moderate metacognitive activities including: retrieval practice, graphic organizers, exam wrappers and reading reflections

     Take away: Group and individual planning to identify one strategy to use in your classroom

  III. Using Bloom's taxonomy

     A. Reflect on our curriculum and assessments using Bloom's taxonomy

     B. Consider how to incorporate Bloom's in a student's understanding of learning and setting learning goals

     Take away: Reflection on professional practice and course outcomes. A technique to help students understand levels of learning mastery in their study cycle.


SESSION #3 Cultivating Your Students' STEM Identity coming in November

Monday November 30th 1:00-2:30pm on Zoom

Goals for the session:

  • Transition from sharing role models to supporting students' self-identification as future STEM professionals
  • Explore options for creating relevance in STEM activities


I. Strategies for cultivating a STEM identity

     A. Heroes series and role models

     B. Scientist spotlights and the transition to STEM identity

     Take away: At least one specific STEM spotlight you can use in your class winter term

  II. Examples of creating relevant STEM connections for community college students

     A. Explore specific curriculum strategies for STEM classrooms that connect students to content

     Take away: Identify one strategy to use in your classroom winter term