Multiple Expressions of Diversity:
Supporting a Student's Need to Connect Across Differences
Presenter: Kate Ginney
When we understand a student's cultural identities we can foster a meaningful relationship with each student based on their individuality. To understand how to support students in recognizing and respecting the differences in other students builds a positive classroom culture of belonging. Connecting students to a greater classroom community that celebrates diversity illustrates we value your individuality and students who feel valued take ownership of their learning. Join this asynchronous offering that provides a bird's eye view of how to get started. This self-guided module will bring you through videos, articles, additional resources and end with a course survey based on reflection.
Please click on the image to begin the recorded Webinar that will guide you through this module. If you have any issues, please contact Kate Ginney using the email below.
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