Workshops

These interactive workshops address a range of topics to support student engagement in globally diverse classes and to deepen international, intercultural, and global learning for all students. The workshops range in length from 1 hour to 6 hours.

Currently, all workshops are being offered virtually, but some in-person workshops may be added later in the academic year. Please check the individual workshop registration pages for the most up-to-date information.

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Facilitating Intercultural Learning in Globally Diverse Classes

How do we as teachers facilitate intercultural learning that centers on the diverse perspectives that students bring to our classrooms? Join us for an interactive online workshop where you will have the opportunity to expand and deepen your teaching strategies to engage the global diversity in your classes.

Faculty and instructors from all disciplines face increasing demands to help students develop the intercultural skills necessary to thrive in today’s world. During this workshop, you will learn from leaders in the field of intercultural education and practice strategies to facilitate interactions among students in your globally diverse classrooms.

The workshop is intended for faculty and instructors who seek to create inclusive learning environments that successfully engage all students through intentional course design and teaching practices. In this interactive workshop, you will:

  • Learn and practice intercultural facilitation techniques.
  • Explore, share, and practice activities that broaden student engagement, integration, and interaction.
  • Grapple with common challenging classroom scenarios and discover effective practices for navigating them in the moment.

Leveraging Interactions for Intercultural Learning

Let’s talk about how we can leverage all interactive classroom activities for deeper content learning and interpersonal and intercultural development. In this webinar, we will share considerations, strategies, scripts and tools (including a student handout you can adapt) that can help you and your students realize the full potential of classroom interactions. When you facilitate student interactions around content area learning objectives, students are not only engaging with content, they are also engaging with each other. This affords them an additional learning opportunity to practice critical interpersonal and intercultural skills with intention. Naming these skills for students and providing periodic opportunities for reflection are all essential for building students’ global competence. We can’t assume students are aware of or thinking about these competencies. Just as with subject-area learning outcomes, we need to actively and intentionally facilitate this learning.

Course Design for Preparing Global-Ready Students

How can we design a course that will deepen international, intercultural and global learning for our students? Join us for this interactive online workshop where you will have the opportunity to expand your teaching strategies to prepare global ready students. We suggest that you focus on a semester-long course of your choosing to explore learning goals, assessment techniques, and teaching strategies that can help your students develop the skills, knowledge and perspectives necessary to understand the world and work effectively to improve it.

Is Intercultural Inclusion really possible: Perspective from Neuroscience

This webinar 90-minute interactive webinar is designed to introduce you to the mechanisms in our brains that prevent us from being interculturally inclusive and those that make such inclusion possible. It will include a brief summary of recent findings from cultural and educational neuroscience as well as practical strategies that you can include in your classroom and workplace. There will also be several experiential activities based on the principles of neuroplasticity, the ability of our brains to rewire itself.