Program for the 2020 PDI

Monday, January 13th

11:00 AM

Session Title:
The Magic Circle and Inclusion in Classroom Game Design
Presenters:
James D. Fielder
Category:
Curriculum Development
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2020
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 322
Description:
This session explains how well-designed games create "magic circles," or risk-free space where students can safely explore lesson material, test strategies, and form cohesive bonds with diverse classmates. The presenter draws from ludology, or the study of games, to describe how concepts such as game constraints, the risk/reward cycle, the theory of fun, uncertainty, and cooperative challenges build student confidence and inspire teamwork.
Goals and Target Audience:
faculty and staff interested in using classroom games as educational and training tools, focusing on how good games foster inclusivity and active learning.

Tuesday, January 14th

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Inclusive Pedagogy: Essential for Equitable Teaching
Presenters:
Karen Falkenberg
Category:
Curriculum Development
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2020
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 hours 50 minutes
Room:
LSC 382
Description:
Inclusive Pedagogy is a student centered teaching approach that considers all students’ backgrounds, experiences, and learning variabilities in the planning and implementation of student engagement activities, equitable access to content, mutual respect, and a more robust learning experience for all learners. This workshop will model inclusive teaching strategies and help faculty integrate equitable practices into their classroom.
Goals and Target Audience:
Teaching Faculty After completing the two sessions on Inclusive Pedagogy, learners will: Incorporate a variety of instructional strategies that include the voices of all students Know and practice inclusive language that supports student learning Design opportunities for students to feel safe to engage with each other Direct students to CSU campus resources to meet their diverse needs