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Equity and Access in the Online Learning Space

This workshop bridges the concepts of equity (broadly conceived) and accessibility, treating them as related and intersecting. Its intention is to increase our collective and individual capacity to become more equity and accessibility-minded educators: especially in the online classroom, where existing inequity and a lack of accessibility can sometimes be magnified, but which is also a place that can offer new forms of engagement and connection. Over the course of this workshop, you can expect to:

  • Further explore, consider, and apply definition(s) and intersections of equity and access within the teaching and learning context on your campus.
  • Co-construct collaborative and crowdsourced guides on resources related to equity and access in the context of teaching at CUNY
  • Reflect on your own understanding of equity and access in relation to your identity as a person and a teacher, and how this prepares you to design equitable and accessible spaces for your future students.
  • Explore discipline-specific ideas and tangible classroom artifacts

To get started…

This workshop was developed by Lindsey Albracht for the Teach@CUNY 2020 Summer Institute. 

Time Commitment

This workshop is designed to account for differences in participant time zones, internet accessibility, caretaking responsibilities, physical and mental health differences, work and community engagement schedules, screen fatigue, etc.

There is no synchronous requirement for participation. There will be optional opportunities to engage in small groups and one-on-one conversations if you want them. We will decide on the best times and days for synchronous engagement between the participants who want to participate in them.