Yale Center for Teaching and Learning

ATW: Teaching First-Generation and Non-Traditional Students


Graduate & Professional Students

Event Time 

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location of Event: 

The Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning, 301 York Street, Room 120A

Event Description 

Are you interested in learning how to make the classroom more inclusive for first generation and non-traditional college students? In this workshop, we will explore approaches to inclusive teaching, focusing on experiences of this diverse and growing student population. We will supplement a discussion of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) with stories from first-generation, low-income, and non-traditional students, as well as literature-supported strategies to enhance the learning experience for these students. Better understanding the experiences of first generation and non-traditional students will help us develop a set of best practices for creating an educational environment designed for all students to succeed. For more information, contact Michelle Johnson (michelle.johnson@yale.edu) and Cat Slowik (catherine.slowik@yale.edu). This ATW counts toward the Poorvu Center’s Certificate of College Teaching Preparation (CCTP) requirement for a “topic engaging inclusivity or diversity.

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