ATW: Teaching First-Generation and Non-Traditional Students
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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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Cat Slowik (email@example.com). This ATW counts toward the Poorvu Center’s Certificate of College Teaching Preparation (CCTP) requirement for a “topic engaging inclusivity or diversity.