All are welcome to attend, even without advance registration. However, lunch will be ordered only for those who register at least 3 business days in advance. Please bring your own lunch if you did not register by the deadline.
PRESENTERS: Kathy Chen and Katie Elmes (STEM Education Center) and Prof. Sarah Wodin-Schwartz (Mechanical Engineering)
Culturally responsive teaching, culturally sustaining pedagogy, and pedagogy of confidence are all student-centered approaches for creating classrooms (or research experiences or projects) that teach and engage diverse groups of students in meaningful ways. These approaches create space for students of all backgrounds to bring to the classroom their own cultural assets, lived stories, and ways of learning to better internalize content. This session will discuss what these methodologies are, ways that educators (including WPI faculty) have used these approaches, and ways they hope to do more to embrace these approaches in the future. Session attendees will have the opportunity to develop culturally responsive techniques that they can bring into their classroom, lab, and projects.
It's understood that some may need to leave early for 1pm commitments.