Sustaining Students’ Diverse Cultural and Linguistic Backgrounds in the Classroom

Hosted by: 
Center for the Study and Teaching of Writing, Writing Across the Curriculum
April 14, 2021 | 11:00am to 12:30pm

   Students’ diverse prior experiences and knowledge can greatly enhance the learning that takes place in our classes. However, it can seem difficult to challenge inequalities in the classroom and build bridges between students’ identities and the course content. In this workshop, consultants from Writing Across the Curriculum will discuss inclusive teaching strategies you can apply to raise students’ critical consciousness and affirm the valuable resources diverse writers bring into the classroom. They will introduce approaches for sustaining domestic and international students’ cultural and linguistic backgrounds as writers and facilitate discussion on how to make writing assignments more directly relevant to and reflective of our students.

After this workshop participants will be able to: 
   • Demonstrate an increased critical consciousness of the inequalities in their classroom
   • Recognize the value of students’ diverse backgrounds that can enhance learning
   • Identify inclusive teaching strategies they can apply in their specific teaching contexts 

You may register here.

If you have registered for this event, or are on the waitlist and require an accommodation such as live captioning or interpretation to participate, please contact .  Requests should be made at least two weeks prior to the event, but the university will make every effort to meet requests made after this date.

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