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This action-based workshop series for innovative and compassionate educators addresses a multitude of challenging issues that have always been with us - matters of decolonization, diversity, inclusivity, equity, accessibility, and justice. The will among educators to address these issues is strong, but many of us are baffled by their complexity, anxious about “getting it wrong”, and uncertain how to begin. Nonetheless, the time for action has come.

Each workshop in this series will introduce you to a particular issue or point of focus, provide time for participants to think, discuss, share resources, and explore practical strategies to implement into their own pedagogical work.

There will be a mix of facilitators at each workshop: prople who engage thoughtfully with the issues – who have also put specific ideas into action, and educators with experience in innovative practices. Together, they will lead group discussions and exercises that delve into practical strategies and big ideas. Some workshops will focus on classroom practices, some on assessment, some on curriculum – and some touch on all three. What they all share is a commitment to practical application.

Although these workshops are stand-alone events, taken as a series they are designed to explore the implementation of 21st century pedagogy at multiple critical intersections in a way that is collaborative, welcoming, and focused.

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Friday, December 10, 2021

Intersectionality, Decolonization, and Equity in Teaching and Learning

Schedule: Friday, December 10, 2021, 01:00 PM – 03:00 PM
Location: Taught Online
This workshop invites participants to consider the practical realities and challenges of decolonizing our classrooms: unravelling language and practices that reinforce oppression in terms of race, class, gender, sexuality, ability, and indigeneity in our teaching. Participants will be introduced to some of the fundamental concepts, learn strategies fellow educators have used to decolonize their classrooms, use key concepts in exercises and discussions, and leave with strategies they can begin applying in their own work as educators.