Creating and Sustaining Inclusive Classrooms with Dr. Kevin Gannon

Recommended for faculty

This session will focus on classroom practices which promote an inclusive class climate. We cannot control much of the context from which our students come to us, but we do have the power to shape our class climate. Moreover, we can leverage that climate in service of equitable learning for all of our students. With that in mind, we’ll look at three types of classroom practices--discussions, group work, and assessments--through the lens of Inclusive Pedagogy. This interactive workshop will introduce evidence-based inclusive teaching practices, and help participants consider the ways in which they might incorporate them into their own courses.


About our Speaker:

Kevin Gannon, Ph.D. serves as Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) and Professor of History at Grand View University in Des Moines, Iowa, where he has taught since 2004. He was previously the program coordinator for the New Student Seminar and the History Department Chair. His teaching, research, and public work (including writing) centers on critical and inclusive pedagogy; race, history, and justice; and technology and teaching. He writes for Vitae (a section of The Chronicle of Higher Education), and his essays on higher education have also been published in Vox and other media outlets. He is currently writing a book called Radical Hope: A Teaching Manifesto, which will be published by West Virginia University press as part of their Teaching and Learning in Higher Education series, edited by James M. Lang. He is also working on a textbook for the US Civil War and Reconstruction eras for Routledge. In 2016, he appeared in the Oscar-nominated documentary 13th, which was directed by Ava DuVernay.

Thursday, February 14 at 9:00am to 10:50am

Williams Center, S204 A&B
Williams Center, Fredonia, NY 14063

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