WEDNESDAY 11-1: A Conversation about Diversity, Equity, and Pedagogy in our Classrooms | Kidd & Toussaint

The Center for Learning and Teaching
invites you to
 
CONNECT WITH COLLEAGUES
 
a brown bag lunch series *
 
The Connect with Colleagues series
offers faculty members a chance
to learn more about good ideas for teaching.
 
Come join the third Connect with Colleagues presentation of the Fall semester:
 
Uncomfortable in the Classroom:
A Conversation on Diversity, Equity, and Pedagogy
 
 

led by
Jennifer Kidd, Ph.D.
Lecturer
Teaching & Learning

and

Jeffrey Toussaint, Ph.D
Joint Lecturer
Sociology & Criminal Justice and African & African American Studies


Wednesday, November 20   11am -1pm
Conference Room at the Learning Commons@Perry Library
Perry Library

 

Questions?  e-mail clt@odu.edu or phone 683-4252

* CLT will provide drinks and dessert

 

CLT’s Connect with Colleagues series is designed to offer ODU’s faculty members the chance to learn from the expertise of other faculty members. Participants in this past CLT’s Faculty Summer Institute on Teaching and Learning asked for more information about several topics, so the Connect with Colleagues series, this season, offers a closer look at Institute topics.

One of the best-attended workshops at Summer Institute was the one on Diversity.  In the upcoming Connect with Colleagues presentation, two of the panelists will jointly address the topic “Uncomfortable in the Classroom: A Conversation on Diversity, Equity, and Pedagogy.” 

Drs. Kidd and Toussaint report that their Connect with Colleagues presentation will be a very interactive session that will address three questions: 

1) Why do we need to have this conversation?
2) Why is it so uncomfortable?  and
3) How can we talk about diversity in our classrooms?

Participants at this Connect with Colleagues presentation should plan to actively engage in lively dialogue and challenging activities designed to provoke meaningful reflection and conversation.  We will consider own biases and explore our understanding of societal structures.  In short, we’ll get uncomfortable together.

Jennifer Kidd, Ph.D. is a lecturer at Old Dominion University in the Department of Teaching and Learning. Her research interests include learner-generated content, Web 2.0 applications, and peer-assessment. She is currently engaged in an interdepartmental collaboration to improve pre-service teachers' cultural competence and writing skills via writing and sharing activities in a cross-course WordPress blog as part of Old Dominion University's Quality Enhancement Plan, Improving Disciplinary Writing.

Jeff Toussaint, Ph.D. is currently a joint lecturer in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice and the Department of African and African American Studies. His areas of interest include Race and Ethnic Relations and the Sociology of Education. He teaches courses on Social Inequality, Sociological Theory, Sociology of Education, and Social Movements in Africa. He, too, is currently engaged in an interdepartmental collaboration to improve pre-service teachers' cultural competence and writing skills via writing and sharing activities in a cross-course WordPress blog as part of Old Dominion University's Quality Enhancement Plan, Improving Disciplinary Writing.

Please come join us for this discussion about diversity in our classrooms. Bring your colleagues!   

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted By: Alison Schoew
Date: Tue Nov 19 14:43:49 EST 2013