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Preconference Seminar Ticket

Small, But Mighty: How Faculty Use Small Belonging Activities to Create a Big Impact


The research is clear: When students feel they belong, they persist, complete, and obtain degrees. This Preconference Seminar introduces participants to small teaching tweaks they can infuse into classes that have big belonging impacts for students. Participants are introduced to our evidence-based instructional framework and reflective practice models that can help them embed belonging into what they teach no matter the modality. The Preconference Seminar ends with a review of the plans created, next steps, and resources and professional development materials available to continue participants’ journeys into belonging and inclusive teaching.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the four evidence-based instructional practices key to creating a sense of belonging and inclusion in the classroom.
  • Use actual teacher reflections to examine how faculty use belonging teaching techniques to create a class that engages and respects all students.
  • Create a plan to embed at least one belonging evidence-based instructional practice into an upcoming or current course.

Lisa Levinson, Facilitation Lead, Communities of Practice, Lumen Learning

Only registered conference participants can purchase a ticket to attend a preconference seminar. All preconference seminars start at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday and run concurrently.