Dr. Iris Ruiz will be engaging attendees with hand-on experience with antiracist pedagogy. Thinking through the tensions of between theory and practice in Online Writing Instruction, Ruiz will consider the ways that we think about the "technicalities" of online learning: the "right" way to provide accessible shells that will provide a one-size-fits all model of best practices for designing and implementing remote and digital learning in its various formats. Hybrid, synchronous, asynchronous, hyflex, etc, are examples of online pedagogical models that are characterized by a variety of digital-aided learning activities, but there is still something that has not been well- established within the parameters of traditional conceptions of "access" and the circulation of what constitutes "access."
Dr. Ruiz calls educators to pay attention to the realities of being forced to move online while considering that we are "double-tasked"--we are also faced with a resurgence of Black Lives Matter movements within a nation that is racially-divided with visible white supremacist hate-groups operating across the US. This workshop will explore pedagogical adaptations that can be one way to conceive of the "curricular imperative" in an age of increasing race-consciousness and within an era of blatant white nationalism.
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