Twice a year, January and May, the JCCTL offers workshops that address specific areas pertaining to teaching. This is a great opportunity for faculty to dive deeper into training and discussion. The workshops are typically a full day event.
Facilitating Conversations about Difficult Topics in the College Classroom
May 15 - 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - CUB 260
Tolulope Noah, Ed.D will lead faculty through an interactive workshop that will address strategies for creating a supportive, brave, and inclusive classroom environment where students are willing to engage in discussions about diversity. Participants will be equipped with practical tools for helping students develop greater awareness of their personal identities, biases, and privileges. Furthermore, the workshop will explore microaggressions, student resistance, and strategies for responding so that participants can be better equipped to facilitate and navigate difficult dialogues about diversity in the classroom setting.
Breakfast and Lunch are provided. Seating is limited. Registration is required.
Tolulope (Tolu) Noah, Ed.D. is an associate professor in the Liberal Studies/Undergraduate Education K-8 department at Azusa Pacific University (APU), where she teaches education courses to undergraduate students who are pursing teaching as a vocation. Prior to becoming a professor, Dr. Noah taught in K-8 public and independent school settings for nine years, three of which were through Teach for America. Dr. Noah completed her B.A. in Liberal Studies at APU, an M.A. in Elementary Education at Loyola Marymount University, and an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership at the University of Southern California. Her interests include intercultural competence, teacher preparation, service learning, and effective pedagogy.