Multiculturalism and Equity

You are cordially invited to join us for the Metagame Book Club‘s June reading of Algorithms of Oppression.  We’ll be reading through out the month of June with the kickoff starting on Wednesday June 5 at 7 pm MT over Google Hangout.

The site for the book club is https://sites.google.com/site/metagamebookclub/spring2019

All Google Hangouts will be livestreamed on Games MOOC YouTube https://www.youtube.com/gamesmooc.

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Hello Everyone,

At the eLCC conference, we had Beyond Culturally Relevant Pedagogy and Beyond Dominant Tech Culture sessopms where we discussed social justice and education.

If you would like to continue that conversation especially with students, here’s an invitation from UCD education students on the topic of social justice.

Dear Community Members,

Please join us next Wednesday, May 8th for The UnSettled States of whiteness. This event is a series of UCD Educational Foundation 4001/5001 student panels on racism, racial privilege, white supremacy and colorblind racism. These series of panels will identify and critically analyze whiteness to understand racial implications in everyday society. Participants will start to learn a vocabulary of how to talk about whiteness and what to do to challenge racism.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 8th
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Where: CU Denver Student Commons Building 2600 (2nd floor)
1201 Larimer Street, Denver, CO 80204

Admission: Free but an RSVP would be appreciated.
Food will be served.
This event is open to the public. Please forward this invitation to anyone you feel might be interested.

PARKING/TRANSIT

– RTD light rail Auraria Campus Station

– RTD Bus routes 43, 6 and 15L

– You may park inside the Tivoli Parking Garage and 7th Street Garage or at the Spruce and Pepsi Center parking lot. Visit this link for more info about Auraria Campus parking.

ACCESS + BUILDING INFO

– The 2nd floor of the CU Denver Student Commons Building can be accessed with elevators or stairs.
– Wheelchair-accessible bathrooms on all floors
– A gender inclusive restroom is located on the 1st floor, NW corner of the building
– During the event, space in the front row will be available for wheelchairs and anyone with hearing impairments or other needs.

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This special interest group focuses on diversity, multicultural education and global collaboration to give all our students access to participation in their learning, educational systems and world. We believe it is the responsibility of all educators to understand and appreciate the value of diversity and include multicultural education, equity and social justice in their teachings.

The group was formed to:

Explore and express the value of diversity, inclusiveness and equity that is needed in education

Be a conduit for having a more global awareness and collaboration

Disseminate information and educational strategies

Develop material and activities that eLCC members can share with their institutions

Our objective is to provide technologically mediated educational strategies and opportunities for multiculturalism, diversity, inclusiveness and equity that use and leverage technology.

Next Steps

  • Build up resources on website
  • Present and discuss at the eLCC Conference
  • Outreach
  • Monthly Topics
  • Online/Hybrid Symposium this year

This group works to inspire thoughtful discussion as well as action aimed to ensure
access and opportunities for all learning. We challenge the status quo while providing consistent information and actionable resources to better help educators make equitable choices especially in providing access to their students to alternate viewpoints and voices.

 

Multiculturalism and Equity Sessions at eLCC Conference 2018

Wednesday

145 pm An Opportunity for Culturally Relevant Pedagogy and Open Educational Resources (OER)
Bridgitt Mitchell, Kae Novak @kzenovka and Chris Luchs @NorthMetroTech
Slides

2 pm Teaching Faculty about Universal Design and Accessibility through OSM (pronounced “awesome”) Course
Kate Miller

3 pm Creating Accessible World Documents
Diane Montelegre

3 pm Are They Really Faculty? Issues of Equity and Career Support for Online Instructors
Brent Wilson and Kae Novak @kzenovka

430 pm Teaching in a Globalized Classroom
Anna Gibbs

Friday

830 am Learning Ethics with Game, Fallout Shelter
Sherry Jones @autnes
Slides

Multiculturalism and Equity Sessions at eLCC Conference 2017

Wednesday

330 pm Digital Diversity
We assume that our students come to us as seasoned explorers of the digital universe. But at Community College of Aurora, many new students have never touched a computer! Address the diversity in digital access and proficiency that
can present obstacles to learners.

Room Peak 3

Thursday

10 am Social Activism through Mobile Apps and Games

Increasingly, mobile apps and games are being designed or used for social activism online. This hands-on session will 1) introduce mobile apps and games that can
provide learners perspectives on complex, social issues; 2) recommend
pedagogical methods that encourage learners to create social commentaries
via design of apps and games.

 

 

We collaborated on rapid response on Friday February 3 on educational activities and games on the immigrant and refugee experience.  

Game Based Learning, Social Issues and Multiculturalism Hangout Fri Feb 3 at 8 pm http://bit.ly/feb3gbl

Click on this link http://bit.ly/3febmc for full resources and more information.

Hashtags to follow are #NoMuslimBan #NoBanNoWall

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This special interest group focuses on diversity, multicultural education and global collaboration to give all our students access to participation in their learning, educational systems and world. We believe it is the responsibility of all educators to understand and appreciate the value of diversity and include multicultural education, equity and social justice in their teachings.

The group was formed to:

Explore and express the value of diversity, inclusiveness and equity that is needed in education

Be a conduit for having a more global awareness and collaboration

Disseminate information and educational strategies

Develop material and activities that eLCC members can share with their institutions

Our objective is to provide technologically mediated educational strategies and opportunities for multiculturalism, diversity, inclusiveness and equity that use and leverage technology.

Next Steps

  • Build up resources on website
  • Present and discuss at the eLCC Conference
  • Outreach
  • Monthly Topics
  • Online/Hybrid Symposium this year

This group works to inspire thoughtful discussion as well as action aimed to ensure
access and opportunities for all learning. We challenge the status quo while providing consistent information and actionable resources to better help educators make equitable choices especially in providing access to their students to alternate viewpoints and voices.

Contact Kae Novak kae.novak@frontrange.edu if you are interested being part and
collaborating with this group.