Graduate Teacher Program Intercultural and Diversity Workshop Series
All workshops count toward GTP certificate requirements.
All graduate students, undergraduate teaching & learning assistants, postdoctoral fellows, faculty, and staff are welcome at GTP events and activities.
For further information, please call 303-492-4902.
Intercultural and Diversity Workshop Archives
September 13: A Systems Approach to Drive Engineering Inclusion
Beverly Louie, Director, Teaching and Learning Initiatives
This workshop will discuss the College of Engineering’s successful program for diversifying the college.
September 20th: Intl Students in the US Classroom
Tina Tan, Director, International Student and Scholar Services
Int’l students may have different expectations of the US classroom, based on their experiences in the academic cultures of their home countries. We’ll discuss some of these perspectives and brainstorm effective classroom strategies you can use to help them adapt and succeed.
September 27th: Teaching Native American Students, Fact or Fiction
Sue Lenz, Academic Specialist Professional
Native Americans are a very diverse population and there are numerous misconceptions, in regards to who are the Native Americans and how to teach them for academic success.
October 4th: Naked Teaching: Unplug the Classroom
Corinna Rohse, Director, Student Academic Success Center
Learn how to "teach naked" by unplugging your classroom and engaging students in learning activities demanding enough to make them stop texting. Not for Luddites, this workshop explores the "flipped classroom" and other models of direct teaching for digital natives.
October 11: Diversity of Gender and Sexuality in a Global Context.
Morgan Seamont, GLBTQ Research Center.
Sexuality is often based on the sex and gender of the partners involved, however, not all cultures define gender as men and women. This session will highlight some cross-cultural practices, which emphasize different understandings of both gender and sexuality. Awareness of these different understandings will assist in teaching topics related to sex/gender; we will also discuss how to address different understandings of sex and gender when they come up in the classroom.
October 18th: Disturbing Images, Mistaken Notions, and Forgivable Sins: The Challenges of Teaching about International Sex Work and Transnational Sex Trafficking.
Robert Buffington, Associate Professor, Women and Gender Studies
The talk will be about the perils of teaching on controversial topics like sex work and sex trafficking, especially with regard to representations of sexual violence, common misconceptions about the realities of sex work and sex trafficking, and the ethical dilemma of maintaining professional distance in the face of passionately committed students, on one hand, and student apathy, on the other.
October 25th: Talking to Your Students
Valorie Goodall, professional singer, stage director, Professor Emerita, Rutgers University
This talk will help you in getting your point across. It will teach you how to use your speaking voice and persona to serve your students in the classroom.
November 1st: Teaching Difficult Social Concepts
Annie Sugar, University of Colorado Boulder
How do you get your students to grasp and invest in issues that are beyond their personal experience? This workshop discusses methods that use empathy and practical application to help students understand and even invest in challenging concepts like social and cultural theory, social justice, historiography, and intercultural, global perspectives.