Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Build Community in a Hybrid Learning Environment with an Equity Lens
3:15 - 4:45 p.m. EST
Presented by Jason Craige Harris, Senior Advisor, Perception Institute
Facilitated by Becky Biggs, Director of Professional Development, AISNE
Pictured: Jason Craige Harris
The thing we need most at this moment may be the hardest to get: a sense of community, which is critical to the success of any learning environment. Research shows students perform better when they feel seen, heard and known. This sense of community feels all the more critical now when isolation and loss confront us at every turn.
While there are always challenges facilitating and maintaining a sense of connection and belonging in the classroom, the virtual classroom may actually intensify these circumstances. Without the hallmarks of community in the brick-and-mortar classroom, such as physical presence, informal interactions, flexible and circular seating, and discernible body language, it is extremely difficult to create a lasting sense of community.
How may we apply an equity lens to this work? What proactive and intentional steps should we take with peace, equity and justice in mind? What agreements, intentions and structures should we put in place?
Join this session for the opportunity to dive into the theory and practice of building community in virtual classrooms with an equity lens. This interactive program will offer full group and breakout room conversations, helping you acquire tangible and relevant action steps.
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