Teaching “Contentious” Topics

With Lau Malaver, Doctoral Student, Ethnic Studies and CTL Lead Graduate Teacher Fellow 2020-2021

This workshop will provide specific strategies for instructors on how to address topics deemed “contentious” in the classroom through critical race, intersectional, feminist, and decolonial frameworks. Participants will be able to workshop scenarios in the classroom by applying the strategies, and have the opportunity to modify and transform their pedagogy accordingly. 

This workshop will take place remotely, via Zoom. You will need to be logged in to Zoom with your CU credentials to access this session. 

Slides will be shared with participants. Live captioning and ASL interpretation are available upon request. Email CTL@colorado.edu to request accommodations. We will attempt to fulfill all requests, but cannot guarantee requests made within 7 days of the event.

This session is part of the CTL’s Fall Intensive, an annual event supporting the development of graduate students as teaching scholars. The workshops are designed to help you teach at CU Boulder, begin your professional development in postsecondary education, and explore nonacademic job opportunities. While sessions are designed for graduate students, many are applicable to any educator new to CU Boulder and anyone is welcome at any event.

See a complete listing of Fall Intensive events here.

Dial-In Information

Zoom Meeting ID: 985 6364 0335

Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 9:00am to 10:00am

Virtual Event
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Development & Training, Academic & Advising, Education


Students, Graduate Students, Postdoc

Center for Teaching & Learning
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