Teaching Practices and DEI

Educators have a significant impact on student success. By pursuing professional development opportunities, teachers and professors can both hone their teaching skills and create a supportive learning environment that celebrates, understands, and advocates for diverse communities of students and staff. This pathway is designed to improve instruction and support diversity, equity, and inclusion in education.

Teaching Practices and DEI

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  1. BREAKING Title IX Regulation Updates (Higher Ed)
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    BREAKING Title IX Regulation Updates (Higher Ed)

    Expert Melissa Carleton will guide you through the major changes and offer considerations for how stakeholders may view each change, to better guide conversations as institutions begin to make plans for what happens if these regulations are adopted as proposed.

    What You'll Learn

    • "Sex Discrimination”
    • "Sex-Based Harassment”
    • Retaliation
    • Pregnancy and Parenting Protections
    • Supportive Measures – A Shifting Balance
    • Sex Discrimination Grievance Procedures
    • Sex-Based Harassment Grievance Procedures where a Student is Involved
    • Changes to Mandatory Reporting
    • Title IX Coordinator Duties and Training
  2. Strategies To Foster Inclusivity And Eradicate Racism For Higher Education
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    Strategies To Foster Inclusivity And Eradicate Racism For Higher Education

    We have assembled a three-part online training series to share proven methods to train your university staff and students to foster inclusivity and eradicate discrimination.

    Sessions Include

    • Microaggressions: How To Identify And Combat Them In Your Workplace and School
    • Anti-Racism In And Out Of The Classroom: How to Be An Ally For College Students
    • Addressing Discrimination, Harassment, And Lack Of Inclusivity: A Scenario-Based, Practical Response Guide
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    Strategies To Foster Inclusivity And Eradicate Racism For Higher Education
    Precious Green Gunter and Brandon Washington
    $49.00
  3. Tools To Identify and Eliminate Bias In Higher Education
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    Tools To Identify and Eliminate Bias In Higher Education

    Former OCR investigator Brandon Washington will discuss his experiences investigating discrimination and bias at postsecondary institutions. You will learn how to identify and eliminate these problems from your campus.

    What You'll Learn

    • What faculty-on-student bias and student-to-student bias situations often arise in colleges and universities?
    • What new techniques can you use to respond to bias?
    • How should you handle uncomfortable situations that do not rise to the level of discrimination or harassment?
    • How can you identify and check your personal bias?
    • What tough conversations around race, equity, and inclusion should you have?
  4. COVID-19: How to Make Online Teaching Equitable in Higher Ed
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    COVID-19: How to Make Online Teaching Equitable in Higher Ed
    Award-winning professor Bridget Turner Kelly will share lessons she has learned from over 20 years of utilizing intergroup dialogue in her teaching.

    What You'll Learn

    • How is equity defined?
    • What is the intergroup dialogue model?
    • What does research about productive intergroup dialogues reveal?
    • What are the best practices to increase equity in online teaching?
    • How can you minimize equity issues relating to technology access?
    • What specific skills from intergroup dialogues can you infuse in your classes?
  5. Professional Development Day Package - Higher Ed
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    Professional Development Day Package - Higher Ed

    CareerLearning has created a new Instant Packaged Professional Development Day program to enable you to use our plethora of professional content curated for the training requirements of your institution.

  6. FERPA 101: Higher Ed
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    FERPA 101: Higher Ed

    Expert Melissa Carleton will talk about privacy compliance in a way that both follows the law and your institution’s ethic of care. You will learn how to treat students’ information consistently with your mission and in accordance with FERPA.

    What You'll Learn

    • What is an educational record?
    • What isn’t an educational record?
    • What rights does a student have to review and inspect their educational records?
    • What rights do the parents of college/university students have?
    • What must be included in a FERPA release form?
    • When personally identifiable information can you release without consent?
    • What situations qualify as a “health and safety emergency”?
    • When can a student request an amendment to their educational records?
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    FERPA 101: Higher Ed
    Melissa Carleton
    From $129.00
  7. Legal Issues Around the NCAA Name, Image, and Likeness Guidelines
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    Legal Issues Around the NCAA Name, Image, and Likeness Guidelines

    Education law expert Rick Verstegen will take you step-by-step through how to appropriately respond to NIL issues on your campus. You will learn the current NCAA rules and related legal issues.

    What You'll Learn

    • What are the basics of NIL compensation for student-athletes?
    • What role should colleges and universities play in NIL compensation?
    • What impact will the new NCAA rules have on your institution?
    • How should you incorporate NIL issues in your athletics policies?
    • How do the NCAA guidelines affect recruiting?
    • What legal pitfalls should you avoid?
  8. Transgender 101 For The Workplace
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    Transgender 101 For The Workplace

    Internationally sought-after transgender inclusion expert Dr. A.C. Fowlkes will share insights into the perspectives of your transgender coworkers. You will learn how to use names and pronouns correctly while avoiding making false assumptions about these valuable members of your team.

    What You'll Learn

    • What is the difference between sex assigned at birth and the gender binary?
    • What’s the difference between transgender and nonbinary?
    • Why are gender pronouns important?
    • When do trans people realize something is different?
    • What percentage of trans people are “stealth”?
    • How are trans people treated in the workplace?
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    Transgender 101 For The Workplace
    A.C. Fowlkes
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  9. Gender Pronouns In 2022: They/Them
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    Gender Pronouns In 2022: They/Them

    Internationally sought-after transgender inclusion expert Dr. A.C. Fowlkes will explain non-binary gender identification. He will help you determine and use the correct pronouns for every interaction.

    What You'll Learn

    • What is the gender binary?
    • What does it mean to be transgender?
    • Why do pronouns matter?
    • What are deadnaming and misgendering?
    • How should you correct your mistake if you deadname or misgender someone?
    • What are neopronouns?
  10. Which Bathroom Should Our LGBTQ Students And Employees Use And Other Legal Issues
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    Which Bathroom Should Our LGBTQ Students And Employees Use And Other Legal Issues

    Discrimination law expert Melissa Fleischer will explain your legal requirements to prevent harassment. You will learn how to respect and protect your LGBTQ students, teachers, and other staff members.

    Topics Covered:

    • How did landmark court decisions affect your obligations toward LBGTQ individuals?
    • Are sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination legally prohibited?
    • What are your legal requirements to protect LGBTQ students and employees?
    • What bathroom policies are lawful and appropriate?
    • What other transgender issues should you consider in policies and practices?
    • How can you use Pride Month to enact policy updates?
  11. How To Help First-Generation Students Succeed In College
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    How To Help First-Generation Students Succeed In College

    Higher education professional Dr. Lori Vaden will provide you with successful strategies to help first-generation students succeed. You will learn specific steps to implement this spring.

    What You'll Learn

    • What is a First-Generation student?
    • How can you identify and track First-Generation students?
    • What challenges and barriers to success do they face?
    • Who should be involved?
    • How can you go beyond helping with college applications?
    • What specific strategies will help First-Generation students succeed?
    • Where can you find helpful resources?
  12. “Viewpoint Diversity” Law: What It Means For Your School
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    “Viewpoint Diversity” Law: What It Means For Your School

    Educational law expert Dr. Jim Castagnera will use Florida House Bill 233 as a jumping-off point to lead an engaging discussion in the fascinating matter of viewpoint diversity and academic freedom. You will learn what effect the new law may have on your institution, how similar legislation is forming in other jurisdictions, and what steps you should take now to ensure your institution fulfills its constitutional obligations.

    Topics Covered

    • What are free-speech rights under the 1st and 14th Amendments?
    • What is the role of academic freedom? What are its limitations?
    • How has the Supreme Court decided related cases?
    • How will Florida implement House Bill 233? What impact will it have?
    • What are other states doing to protect or curtail academic freedom?
    • How are colleges and universities enhancing or limiting diverse discourse?

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