The Inclusive Classroom

Fridays, 2:00 - 3:00 PM, Roser ATLAS 301

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 15

Intersectional Feminism: A Useful Tool for Creating Inclusive Classrooms

Allison Glover, Former Lead Graduate Teacher, Spanish

In this workshop we will discuss what intersectional feminism is and learn how to use it to address diverse identity categories in the classroom. We will practice three tools that foster inclusion and encourage students to participate in open and honest discourse about why it matters. 

September 22

Considering How Classroom Structure Can Promote Equity

Lisa Corwin, Assistant Professor, EBIO

Students enter into the classroom with different backgrounds, resources, and social capital at their disposal. This unequal distribution of resources can create inequities in the classroom that we, as instructors, may not be aware of. In this workshop we will explore what occurs when inequities exist in a learning environment and discuss how incorporating more classroom structure can alleviate some of these inequities.

September 29

Re-defining the Textbook: Utilizing Non-Traditional "Texts" for a Diverse Classroom

Bradie Zaletel, Biology; Wanda Zimmerman, Mathematics, Denver Academy

The textbook used to be the exclusive resource for students and teachers alike. However, in the 21st century classroom it is only one of many resources available. In this workshop, we will incorporate some of the limitless resources available to differentiate instruction for diverse learners and students with learning differences. Attendees will come away with how to access and effectively incorporate a wide variety of digital and print resources to keep up with our students in a modern classroom setting. 

October 6

Accessibility A-Ha: Lessons You Can Implement Now

Members from the Digital Accessability Program

This will be a flipped session where members from the digital accessibility program will answer your accessibility and universal design questions. For a quick introduction to universial design and designing accessible materials, we encourage participants to watch a short, 10-minute video.

October 13

Maintaining Equity with Technology in the Classroom

Megan Hurson, Communication Adjunct, Community College of Aurora

Equity and representation in the classroom are often overlooked with the technology we use and the images we present. We’ll discuss strategies to increase equity and representation in the material we teach and the environment we create in our classrooms.

October 20

Cultivating Positive Mentoring Relationships

Nichole Barger, Associate Professor, EBIO

Student mentoring and advising in higher education is a critical component of the academic experience at all degree levels, from undergraduates to post-doctoral research associates. In this session, we will discuss best practices in mentoring students at all levels, which will include advising students as future faculty.

November 3

Classroom Culture: Professional Identity Formation in the Classroom

Rick Parker, Former Lead Graduate Teacher, Computer Science

What is professional identity, and how do our teaching practices support its formation? Group discussion will invite participants to consider how professional identity formation might be a challenge in different disciplines or underrepresented populations.

November 10

Stratified Education: Managing Course Content in a Classroom of Various Levels and Abilities

Amy Zader, Instructor, Earth and Atmospheric Science, Metro State University
This workshop will address different ways to include students of all learning backgrounds. It will focus on how to engage interaction, create dialogue, and negotiate learning objectives between, for instance, highly motivated academic achievers and those who bring a wide array of life experiences to the classroom.

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.