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Welcome to Wake Tech’s Faculty Professional Development Day - Fall 2021!  We’re glad you’re here!

Browse the session offerings to plan a day that best suits your personal professional development needs. Put a check next to the sessions you’re interested in attending to register. When finished building your schedule, click the "Saved To My Sched" box in the bottom, left corner. Sched will send you your personalized schedule for the day, complete with links to the meetings that you will use the day of. Meeting links will open up 10 minutes prior to session start time on Wednesday, October 6th.

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Commitment to Equity & Inclusion [clear filter]
Wednesday, October 6
 

10:20am EDT

Disrupting the Status Quo Through a Culturally Relevant Teaching Professional Learning Community
Limited Capacity seats available

Come learn about the professional learning community exploring culturally relevant teaching practices hosted by the Mathematics & Sciences Division. The group used the book Science in the City: Culturally Relevant STEM Education as a springboard for both synchronous and asynchronous discussions.

Presenters
avatar for Jackie Swanik

Jackie Swanik

Associate Dean, Mathematics, Sciences & Engineering, Wake Tech
avatar for Cocoa Dixon

Cocoa Dixon

Assistant Professor, Biology, Wake Tech


Wednesday October 6, 2021 10:20am - 11:20am EDT
MS Teams 1

10:20am EDT

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Sure, you always wanted to include more inclusive language in your teaching. You care about your students and their success. However, we know that not all faculty members are in the same stage of their career and/or have different academic and administrative loads. Furthermore, the pandemic showed us that we are not all in the same mental space and that we do not all have the same available resources to implement changes. Therefore, this session is made for you!
  • We’ll start with an initial overview of tangible while simple actions you can take tomorrow to improve inclusion and equity in your classroom with minimal efforts;
  • The remaining three-quarters of the session will be dedicated to hands-on and concrete action as you’ll be grouped by four and tasked to initially reflect on how reading a syllabus segment made you feel. Then, you’ll be tasked with a revising that segment using a set of provided guidelines.
This session will provide you the tools you need to empower you on your journey toward a more inclusive and equitable classroom because progress is always possible and the end goal is students’ success.

Presenters
avatar for Luc Arnaud Dunoyer

Luc Arnaud Dunoyer

Instructor , Biology, Wake Tech


Wednesday October 6, 2021 10:20am - 11:20am EDT
MS Teams 4

1:15pm EDT

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Sure, you always wanted to include more inclusive language in your teaching. You care about your students and their success. However, we know that not all faculty members are in the same stage of their career and/or have different academic and administrative loads. Furthermore, the pandemic showed us that we are not all in the same mental space and that we do not all have the same available resources to implement changes. Therefore, this session is made for you!
  • We’ll start with an initial overview of tangible while simple actions you can take tomorrow to improve inclusion and equity in your classroom with minimal efforts;
  • The remaining three-quarters of the session will be dedicated to hands-on and concrete action as you’ll be grouped by four and tasked to initially reflect on how reading a syllabus segment made you feel. Then, you’ll be tasked with a revising that segment using a set of provided guidelines.
This session will provide you the tools you need to empower you on your journey toward a more inclusive and equitable classroom because progress is always possible and the end goal is students’ success.

Presenters
avatar for Luc Arnaud Dunoyer

Luc Arnaud Dunoyer

Instructor , Biology, Wake Tech


Wednesday October 6, 2021 1:15pm - 2:15pm EDT
MS Teams 3

2:25pm EDT

Disrupting the Status Quo Through a Culturally Relevant Teaching Professional Learning Community
Come learn about the professional learning community exploring culturally relevant teaching practices hosted by the Mathematics & Sciences Division. The group used the book Science in the City: Culturally Relevant STEM Education as a springboard for both synchronous and asynchronous discussions.

Presenters
avatar for Cocoa Dixon

Cocoa Dixon

Assistant Professor, Biology, Wake Tech
avatar for Jackie Swanik

Jackie Swanik

Associate Dean, Mathematics, Sciences & Engineering, Wake Tech


Wednesday October 6, 2021 2:25pm - 3:25pm EDT
MS Teams 3

2:25pm EDT

Tilted Learning for Equity in the Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will start with a brief discussion of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We will then share a strategy - TILTed learning - that promotes equity through transparent instruction.

Presenters
avatar for Marcia Toms

Marcia Toms

Assistant Professor, Academic Success, Wake Tech
I'm Marcia Toms, assistant professor in the First Year Academy and educational researcher.  I began work at Wake Tech in 201; before that I spent ten years working at NC State University in the University Tutorial Center.  I have a M.A. in English and a Ph.D. in Educational Research... Read More →
avatar for Gillian Anne Norton

Gillian Anne Norton

Associate Professor 9M Psychology, Wake Tech
Hello! I am a research social psychologist and associate professor of psychology. As a social psychologist, I studied how the structure of policies influenced perceptions of fairness and how we interact with one another based on those perceptions. Equitable and fair policies help... Read More →


Wednesday October 6, 2021 2:25pm - 3:25pm EDT
MS Teams 1