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The Empowered Educator Virtual Event returns Oct. 16 with some familiar faces and four new, 30-minute sessions focused on:
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Celebrating Differences Through Culturally Responsive Teaching
Are you ready to be a culturally responsive teacher? Professor Essie Childers returns to discuss the value of culturally responsive teaching and how this mindset can benefit you and your students. Evaluate yourself and gain new strategies to embrace cultural responsiveness in classrooms, in-person and online. Leave inspired to foster better connections with all students.
12:55 PM - 1:35 PM
Speaking Their Language: Adjusting Your Syllabus for Career-Minded Students
77% of students worry they won’t have the skills needed for a job. Professor Sherri Singer has had success adjusting her syllabus to emphasize soft skills and attract career-minded students to her class. It’s likely these skills already exist within your course plan—you just need to make them stand out! Listen in for tips to highlight course benefits that extend into the workplace.
1:45 PM - 2:25 PM
3 Ways to Get Students Career-Ready in Any Course
Now more than ever, higher education needs to focus on career readiness. Such skills can be incorporated into any discipline or course, as Professor Matthew Ponder will highlight. By implementing three core principles—developing software proficiency, focusing on project management and presenting industry insights—educators can play a key role in preparing students for the professional world.
2:35 PM - 3:15 PM
The Frog Prince/Princess of Higher Ed: Transforming Challenging Students into Leaders
You can support students in many ways: by becoming more culturally responsive, by incorporating their interests into your syllabus and by cultivating career skills. But what happens when you encounter a roadblock on your roster? Join Professor Shawn Orr as she shares strategies for managing challenging students. Leave empowered to help those students reclaim the path to success.
Sent on behalf of the Teaching Committee