Total Credits: 0.1 CEUs
Community colleges nationwide are experiencing increased enrollment of African American and Latino students. At the same time, these students graduate and transfer at significantly lower rates than their White counterparts. This disparity points to a need to teach and reach marginalized populations more effectively. This webinar elaborates on five ways educators can use restorative and culturally responsive teaching practices to reduce opportunity gaps for Black and Brown students.
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Andrea Dardello Bio
For over twenty-nine years, Dr. Andrea Dardello has served on the front lines as a community college educator, bridging the gap between students' lived experiences and academia. Through the lens of restorative practices, she prepares faculty to teach from an equitable and culturally responsive lens in order to foster the success of both faculty and students. She is an English faculty member at Frederick Community College and is currently serving as Acting Senior Diversity Officer.
Andrea is a contributing author to the book, Defining, Locating, and Addressing Bullying in the WPA Workplace. Her chapter, entitled “Breaking the Silence of Racism and Bullying in Academia: Leaning in to a Hard Truth” uses storytelling as a vehicle to describe how faculty of color can become targets of repeated microaggressions that take on the form of bullying at two-year institutions.
On a personal note, Andrea is a widow and proud mother of a fourteen-year old son. She enjoys running, singing, the arts, and cultural events.
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