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Anderson Conference

Anderson Conference 2021The Critical Educator: Culturally Responsive Teaching in Remote Times

  • Date: January 29, 2021
  • Time: 9am-6pm
  • Location:  Zoom (You will receive Zoom links when you register.)
  • Registration: Registration opens January 11, 10am. Participants will need to register for each event below.
    Limited stipends for part-time faculty are available ($50)

The past year has been a period of exceptional change. Our teaching community has faced a number of challenges and opportunities, including COVID-19, remote teaching, recognizing systemic racial inequities and the structural changes at PCC that support equitable student success. As a result, the focus of our efforts at the TLC continues to be one that supports faculty dialogue and engages in ways we can increase critical thinking and student success through culturally responsive practices. The conference will focus on promoting ways we can continue to think, practice, and become culturally responsive educators. It is an opportunity to attend several different sessions throughout the day with a variety of opportunities to engage and share our experiences and innovations with each other as practicing educators. A detailed description of presentations will be available soon.

Please contact tlc@pcc.edu for any questions regarding the Anderson conference.

2021 Anderson Conference Program
Keynote with Dr. Laura Rendón
  • Time: 9-10:30am
  • Presenter: Dr. Laura Rendón
  • Description: Dr. Laura Rendón is the author of Sentipensante Pedagogy: Educating for Wholeness, Social Justice, and Liberation. Dr. Rendon will share her concepts about a sensing/thinking pedagogy, “a transformative vision of education that emphasis the harmonic, complementary relationships between the sentir of intuition and the inner life and the pensir of intellectualism and the pursuit of scholarship; between formal knowledge and wisdom; and between Western and non-Western ways of knowing.”
    This will be a one-hour presentation, followed by 30 minutes for questions and answers.
  • Keynote Meeting Recording
Grounding Inclusive Practices in Critical Race Theory
  • Time: 11am-1pm
  • Presenters: Anne Grey & Samm Erickson
  • Description: Critical Race Theory is both a paradigm and a practice that challenges dominant systems on race, racism, and inequality. At PCC we promote the use of Critical Race Theory (CRT) as part of our practices and policy making. In this interactive workshop we will examine how the five tenets of CRT support inclusive teaching practices of Anti-racist education, Critical Responsive Pedagogy, and Universal Design.
    Walk away with a shared understanding of the terminologies, connections, and strategies that promote equity and inclusion.
  • Grounding Inclusive Practices in Critical Race Theory Meeting Recording
  • Grounding Inclusive Practices in Critical Race Theory Powerpoint
Trauma-Informed Curriculum in the Classroom
  • Time: 10:30am-12pm
  • Presenter: Javelin Hardy
  • Description: Join Javelin Hardy to learn about psychoeducation of Trauma and the do’s and don’ts preparing your curriculum and classroom setting. Psychoeducation is education and information about mental health. In the context of trauma, psychoeducation should inform about the cognitive, physical, emotional, spiritual and social effects of trauma on survivors and families (individual trauma) and communities (communal trauma).
    Faculty will learn what trauma is, common reactions of trauma and how students can get triggered by an assignment, reading, and movies. Staff will learn the importance of disclosure and consistency in their class and curriculum.
  • Trauma-Informed Curriculum in the Classroom Resources
What is Anti-Racism and Anti-Racist Education?
Disability, Diversity, and Inclusion
  • Time: 1-3pm
  • Presenters: Disabilities Services Staff
  • Description: At PCC, we strive to provide an equitable environment for all, and to ensure diversity and inclusion. One way to interrupt the many systems of oppression is to recognize that disability rights are human rights. As Kaela Parks wrote in a recent article, “Rather than thinking we can learn the ‘best practices’ and implement them, perhaps we need to realize the best practice is to commit to continual learning, and unlearning, and questioning, and growth.”
    The session will be two hours. The first hour, Disability Services folks will be joined by student leaders to examine our understanding of disability. We will ask how we can create a culture where disabled members feel connected, and where student led social justice work can happen.
    For the second hour we will break into groups. Participants can choose to work on ways to incorporate Universal Design into their courses; examine their syllabi; discuss disability studies; or delve deeper into disability justice.
  • Disability, Diversity, and Inclusion Recording
An Exploration of the Equity & Empowerment Tool for Equity Analysis: A systemic Approach
Networking and Social Hour
  • Time: 5-6pm
  • Host: Anne Grey & Samm Erickson
  • Description: Come to this event to connect with colleagues and converse about what is happening in your classes, what you learned from the day’s events, or what you’d like to know more about.
    Stipends for part-time faculty are not available for this event.