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Community, Course Climate, and Connection

April 21 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

Are you overwhelmed by the facilitation of student interaction and content development for your online courses? Do you feel disconnected and overwhelmed by the process of creating culturally responsive virtual environments? This interactive keynote and workshop will offer applicable strategies to increase interactions in online spaces. Using the community inquiry theory as the framework, we will explore the system of strategies that help build inclusive environments for diverse learners.

Dr. Courtney Plotts is a certified/licensed school psychologist who writes and speaks about culturally responsive teaching practices for face-to-face and online spaces. She has written two books on Latino and Black culture and online spaces. She is currently the National Chair of the Council For At Risk Student Education and Professional Standards. She has been recognized by the California State Legislature for A Bold Commitment to Change and Education. She offers workshops on topics related to building community, effective culturally responsive teaching, and best practices. Dr. Plotts’ work was highlighted in the book Small Teaching Online by Flower Darby.

Free Open to ETOM and MCO members and employees.