This workshop series invites Queen’s teaching community to explore and develop their teaching practices through a variety of topics. Providing the building blocks for inclusive and effective teaching, these workshops include theoretical grounding and practical strategies.
Accommodations and Extenuating Circumstances: Understanding the Process, Supporting Students, and Self-Care
Facilitated by Yasmine Djerbal, Centre for Teaching and Learning
Thursday, October 7, 2021; 10:30-11:30am, Zoom
Instructors play a key role in the accommodations process and in offering accessible teaching and learning spaces. In this session, we will explore the differences between accessibility, accommodations, and extenuating circumstances, and how instructors can best support students. We will also talk about roles and responsibilities of faculty & students, as well as considerations for providing accessible education.
Responding to Racial Microaggressions in the Classroom
Facilitated by Yasmine Djerbal and Yunyi Chen, Centre for Teaching and Learning
Wednesday, November 17, 2021; 10:30am – 12:00pm, Zoom
Racial micro-aggressions are just as likely to occur outside the classroom as they are to occur inside the classroom. In line with the university’s commitment to anti-racism and inclusion, this session aims to explore what micro-aggressions are, and how they operate in the classroom. Participants will co-develop strategies to effectively respond to racial micro-aggressions to facilitate inclusive and safer learning environments for all students.