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Educational Equity Through Digital Learning

Virtual Faculty Workshop

All students deserve a robust, equitable learning experience and faculty play a critical role in their educational success.  Become a more effective instructor through the Every Learner Everywhere professional learning opportunity Educational Equity Through Digital Learning: A Virtual Faculty Workshop. This 8-week virtual summer workshop directly addresses equity in digital learning through evidence-based teaching practices, differentiated instruction, and courseware. Faculty will participate in synchronous sessions with national leaders; peer discussions to expand perspective and foster meaningful connections; and professional coaching sessions to identify a teaching goal and endeavor to meet it through personalized support.

 

 

This free professional learning event is open to all contingent faculty and seeks to transform the student educational experience by fostering equity and inclusion in digital learning.

 

Thank you for your interest in attending the Educational Equity Through Digital Learning Virtual Faculty Workshop. This workshop is now full, and applicants will be added to the waitlist at this time. We encourage you to sign up to stay informed on upcoming workshops, events and resources available to you.

 

Synchronous Sessions with National Leaders

Peer Discussions

Professional Coaching Sessions

Four coaching sessions for participants to identify a teaching goal and endeavor to meet it through personalized support. Participants can easily schedule coaching sessions at a time that works for them.

Tatiana Bryant

Tatiana Bryant

Research Librarian, Humanities, UC Irvine

Fostering the humanities through cultural preservation and open pedagogy.

Tatiana Bryant is the Research Librarian for digital humanities, History, and African American Studies at University of California Irvine Libraries. She holds degrees from NYU, the Pratt Institute, and Hampton University. Professor Bryant has special interests in cultural heritage and open pedagogy, and she has held fellowships in both areas. She teaches courses in Global Studies and Black digital humanities, a cross-disciplinary field which applies digital tools and methods to the study of Black people, history, and culture. Tatiana believes that the humanities are central to social justice, because they require learners to reflect on and engage with oppression and inequity in their communities and the world. 

Areas of expertise: Digital Humanities research methods and tools; managing digital humanities projects and data; open educational resources.

Tazin Daniels

Tazin Daniels

Educational Developer, Consultant, and Coach

Creating equitable and engaging online learning environments.

Dr. Tazin Daniels is an educational developer, consultant and coach with over 15 years of experience in higher education and over a decade of experience preparing instructors to teach online. Her background in Medical Anthropology gives her a unique perspective on how to create equitable and engaging online spaces in the midst of a global pandemic. Currently, she serves as Assistant Director at the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching at the University of Michigan, and runs ThePedagologist.com, a platform to connect with educators and educational developers committed to improving online education everywhere.

Areas of expertise: Curriculum design and assessment; lecturing and facilitation strategies; team-based learning; active learning strategies; inclusive and antiracist teaching practices.

Elaine Villanueva Bernal

Elaine Villanueva Bernal

Lecturer, Sciences, CSU Long Beach

Increasing STEM student engagement in digital environments.

Dr. Bernal is a Lecturer from the CSU Long Beach Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry for over 14 years, and recently began teaching Global Climate Change at CSU Dominguez Hills. She earned her Ed.D from CSULB in 2016 and is the first Filipina alumni of the program. Dr. Bernal is a published researcher and experienced facilitator for STEM faculty professional development in higher education and K-12. Additionally, she serves as Chemistry Editor for the Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT – www.merlot.org), which provides access to almost 100,000 curated online learning resources to 179,000 educators from 184 countries, and oversees several student STEM outreach and experiential learning programs, funded by the National Science Foundation, in the CSU system.

Areas of expertise: Student engagement strategies; STEM instruction and curriculum; STEM faculty professional development in higher education and K-12.

James Sosebee

James Sosebee

Adjunct Faculty, Sinclair Community College

James Sosebee is a Human Anatomist, Adjunct Prof. of Human Anatomy and Physiology, Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio.  He has taught in higher education for the past two decades as an adjunct and tenured faculty. James’ primary interest of Functional Neuroanatomy and the Neuroscience of Cognitive Embodiment has helped to evolve his research interest in the Neurobiology of Mindfulness and Compassion-Focused Approaches to reducing Social Inequities. Sosebee is a Certified Mindfulness Facilitator (CMF) through UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC), Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. Additionally, he has been trained in Compassion Cultivation Teaching by Stanford’s Compassion Cultivation Teacher Training through the Center for Compassion, Altruism, and Research Education (CCARE), Stanford School of Medicine.

James received his M.S. from Wright State University. He is a veteran of fifteen years in the U.S. Army where he was at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR), Wash. D.C., where he served as Asst. Non—Commissioned Officer In Charge (NCOIC) of the Department of Virology and Virus Diseases, working jointly with the National Institute of Health (NIH).

Areas of Expertise: Compassion-focused approaches to reducing social inequities; equity in biomedical science education; mindfulness in education

Irina Piatselchyts

Irina Piatselchyts

Marketing Strategist, Lecturer, Salisbury University

Employing experiential learning techniques to help students obtain practical skills.

Irina Piatselchyts, MBA is a lecturer of marketing at the Perdue School of Business at Salisbury University and a marketing consultant with over 12 years of experience in campaign development and digital marketing. She began her teaching career as an adjunct and is now a non-tenure track full-time lecturer. Her marketing agency background lays the foundation for a successful experiential learning environment in the classroom. She is teaching upper-level courses in inbound marketing, integrated marketing communications, direct, and interactive marketing. Irina also serves as a coach for various student competitions. Both teams she coached won 1st place in the DMAW/EF (Direct Marketing Association of Washington, Educational Foundation) collegiate MAXI competition in 2020-2021. 

Areas of Expertise: designing, implementing, and delivering adaptive courseware as well as teaching in-person, hybrid, virtual synchronous and asynchronous courses.

Kari Goin Kono

Kari Goin Kono

User Experience Designer, Digital Inclusion Specialist

Designing with equity, accessibility, and usability for student success.

Kari Goin Kono is a usability designer with ten years of experience in online learning and designing digital environments within higher education. Her background in design fused with curriculum provides a unique insight into the creativity of teaching online and integrating multimedia and software such as adaptive learning practices into learning environments. Currently, she serves as the senior UX designer at the Office of Academic Innovation at Portland State University, an urban campus serving a large first generation and non-traditional student population. She has an extensive research agenda geared towards supporting faculty with inclusive teaching practices within online learning including student voice and co-construction as a practice in equitable curriculum design.

Areas of expertise: digital inclusion specifically around equity and curriculum, designing accessible and usable digital learning environments, multimedia and inclusive teaching and curriculum.

Paul Burns

Paul Burns

Lecturer, Technology Integration, CSU & Long Beach Middle School Science Teacher, Intellectual Virtues Academy

Paul Burns is a Lecturer from the CSU Long Beach Department of Academic Studies and Educational Counseling and has been teaching middle school science for 12 years. He earned his Masters in  Educational Technology and Media Leadership from CSULB in 2017. Paul has been a trainer and mentor for faculty professional development in higher education and at the district level in K-12. He has worked as a STEM consultant for universities, schools, small businesses, and non-profit organizations and presented at conferences on technology integration into experiential inquiry science. Burns has published work that themes around creating engagement strategies for STEM students. His mission is leveraging educational technology to make STEM accessible.

Areas of expertise: Student engagement strategies; educational technology; inquiry-based experiential learning strategies.

Patti O’Sullivan

Patti O’Sullivan

Instructor, University of Mississippi and Content Manager, Every Learner Everywhere

Patti O’Sullivan has worked at the University of Mississippi since 2002 in various roles including student advisor, instructional designer, grant manager, faculty development specialist, and instructor. She is an author on several peer-reviewed articles on adaptive courseware, a guide in implementing adaptive courseware, and a guide for teaching with equity.  O’Sullivan also serves as the Content Manager for Every Learner Everywhere.

Areas of expertise: student advising, faculty development, instructional design, content management