Date(s) - Thursday October 8
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Smith Hall, Room 104A

Re-examining classroom structures, reviewing curriculum resources, and considering alternative assessment procedures can help us achieve more culturally responsive educational environments. In this session participants will become more aware of how communication patterns and various concepts of culture interact with and shape instructional practices, including syllabi construction, classroom rapport and expectations, and assessment processes. Come to this one-hour session with your questions and ideas and leave with strategies you can implement in your own classroom setting or instructional program.

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Marla McGhee

This event will be presented by Marla McGhee.  As the Koehler Center Student Engagement fellow, Marla McGhee will target pedagogy, curriculum, and the mind-brain connection in light of what resonates with 21st century learners. A life long educator with over two decades in public schools and 15 years in higher education, Marla has spent the bulk of her career focused on engaging students and improving learning outcomes. Having taught and worked at the undergraduate, masters, Ph.D. and Ed.D. levels in large and small settings, she has a wide variety of experiences that inform her thinking and practice. Because today’s students are challenging our educational paradigms, having grown up in a screen oriented, digital world with just-in-time information at their fingertips, her work as a Koehler Center fellow for student engagement will support faculty seeking to connect with 21st century learners.