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Fall 2017 Schedule

Diversi-Tea: Difficult dialogues and how to handle incivility in the classroom

October 12, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Hodges Library, Mary Greer Room

Diversi-Tea is a new initiative by the Teaching and Learning Center, and is part of an ongoing effort to facilitate communication among faculty and staff about issues related to inclusive teaching practices. In monthly sessions, faculty and staff will be given the opportunity to learn from one another and engage in dialogue about the various ways of incorporating inclusive teaching practices. Learn more and register for this session by visiting our Diversi-Tea page.


Toward an Inclusive Classroom: Strategies for Faculty Allies

October 20, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Stokely Hall, Multi-Purpose Room 119 ABC

This interactive workshop will provide practical approaches for inclusive classroom pedagogy. By removing microaggressions and infusing microaffirmations, educators can craft a learning environment that decreases student experiences of marginalization. The workshop will cover strategies for working toward inclusive goals and provide opportunities for participants to engage in pedagogical reflection.

Dr. Kim Case, a 1997 UT Knoxville alumna with a degree in psychology, will be leading this workshop. Dr. Case has won a number of national teaching awards; published books on teaching, multiculturalism, and intersectionality; and been invited to give keynote talks at a number of teaching conferences. Register for the workshop below:


Reacting to the Past pedagogy

Date: October 26, 2:20 – 3:20 p.m.

Location: Hodges Library, Room 253

Teaching and Learning Center 2017 Creative Teaching Award recipient, Dr. Marina Maccari-Clayton, will give a presentation on her use of role-playing in history instruction, and lead a discussion of effectively employing instructional gaming in the classroom. Learn more and register for this workshop by visiting our SGR Workshop page.

Part One: Gamification and Experiential Learning as Pedagogy, a Discussion

Date: November 1, 3:35 – 4:25 p.m.

Location: Hodges Library, Room 253

When analyzing courses, instructors may identify specific shortcomings and challenges in previous course designs that aren’t conducive to student learning. Dr. Ryan Gabriel Windeknecht, lecturer of philosophy, approached similar issues with the introduction of gaming in his coursework to better achieve learning objectives.

Join Dr. Windeknecht as he discusses his use of tabletop role-playing games for teaching and learning philosophy. In part one, he will specifically address his process of thinking through challenges in his course, and how a gaming approach could address those challenges for the benefit of enhanced student learning. Learn more and register by visiting our SGR Workshop page.


Part Two: Gamification and Experiential Learning as Pedagogy, a Demonstration

Date: November 8, 3:35 – 4:25 p.m.

Location: Hodges Library, Room 253

Join Dr. Windeknecht as he discusses his use of tabletop role-playing games for teaching and learning philosophy. In part two of this series, participants will be given an actual demonstration of the game that Dr. Windeknecht used and have the chance to play the game. Learn more and register by visiting our SGR Workshop page.


Diversi-Tea: Issues in Accessibility

November 9, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Hodges Library, Mary Greer Room

Diversi-Tea is a new initiative by the Teaching and Learning Center, and is part of an ongoing effort to facilitate communication among faculty and staff about issues related to inclusive teaching practices. In monthly sessions, faculty and staff will be given the opportunity to learn from one another and engage in dialogue about the various ways of incorporating inclusive teaching practices. Learn more and register for this session by visiting our Diversi-Tea page.

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