The Inclusive Classroom

The Inclusive Classroom

(formerly Intercultural Workshops)

Fridays, 2:00 - 3:00 PM, Roser ATLAS 229

Intercultural Workshops

These workshops provide the opportunity for you to discuss international, domestic,

and classroom culture in a safe environment while developing new skills.



September 16

Beyond Demographics: Content Diversity in Course Design 

Valentina Iturbe-LaGrave, Lead Coordinator, Graduate Teacher Program 

In this workshop we will unpack the meaning of diversity in the college classroom, brainstorm strategies to incorporate diverse content and activities into your course and arrive at a concrete approach to considering key aspects of content diversity in your course design. 

September 23

Take a SIP of This: Embracing Classroom Diversity by Design 

Meredith Jeffers, Assistant Professor, Spanish, Metropolitan State University Denver 

In this talk, I will discuss an increasingly relevant “SIP” (Strong Instructional Practice): embracing classroom diversity through intentional course design. This topic should prove useful to current graduate student teachers, both as an exercise in evaluating coordinated classes and in prepping individual lessons. It will also provide ideas for marketing this practice on the job market. 

September 30

Using Movement Statements in Your Classroom 

Arneshia Williams GTP Lead, Dance 

This workshop offers a creative model for expanding teaching and learning strategies using a unique method of student engagment and practice. Participants will learn how to correlate mental and body intelligences into a practical means of assessment.

October 7

Identity Construction-Personal Road Maps and Equity on Campus 

Samira Rajabi, PhD Candidate, Media Studies 

As graduate students on campus it is often difficult to position ourselves and our identities as both students and teachers. Through hands on activities and personal engagement this session teaches us to highlight difference in productive ways. In highlighting our individual and community histories of discrimination and acceptance, we will facilitate the creation of a list of action items that can be used to further advocacy for equity and acceptance on campus. 

October 14

Identifying and Addressing Microagressions in the Classroom 

Jim Walker, Norlin Teaching Faculty, Norlin Scholars Program 

Whether coming from students, faculty, or staff, microaggressions are frequently subtle or ambiguous, often unintended, acts or statements which can contribute to a hostile environment for members of minority groups. Using recent actual CU classroom scenarios, we will practice responding to latent/blatant racism, homophobia, sexism, gender norming/shaming, white denial/fragility, and more, in our efforts to create the most inclusive learning & work environments possible. 

October 28

Affirming Gender and Sexuality in Higher Education 

Bethy Leonardi and Sarah Staley, Research Associates, A Queer Endeavor 

Drs. Sara Staley and Bethy Leonardi will join us for a collaborative discussion about pedagogy and practices that are affirming of gender and sexual diversity. 

November 4

Accessibility A-Ha Lessons You Can Implement NOW 

Alaina Beaver, OIT 

Learn the Top 10 quick skills for incorporating basic accessibility features into the material that you design and use on a regular basis… because universal design does not guarantee a great product (that’s your job), but you cannot treally achieve excellence without universal design. Drop in for a fun, interactive session on practical strategies and resources for actually making your work more inclusive. 

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.