Dec 4

LTC Winter Break Conference - Day 1

Mon, December 4, 2023 • 9:00am - 3:00pm (6h) • Weitz Center - Various rooms

The annual LTC Winter Break Conference brings together faculty and staff to share best practices and innovation in learning and teaching. Participants must register.

9:00 - 10:30 am
Neurodiversity: what it is, how to understand it, & how it manifests at Carleton
Lorre Wolf,  Director of Disability & Access Services, Boston University
Stipend: $50 for eligible participants
How do you account for all of the learning differences that exist in your classroom? Part of effective education is being inclusive, empathetic and aware of the variety of brain differences which affect how each individual’s brain works. In this session Dr. Wolf will help us understand the concepts of Neurodiversity and Neurodivergence, which cover diagnoses such as autism, ADHD and dyslexia, among others. OAR will also present information about Neurodivergence among students at Carleton.

10:45am - 12:15 pm
Tools and Strategies for Supporting Neurodivergent Students at Carleton

  • Carly Born, Academic Technologist
  • Elijah Genheimer, Accessibility Specialist
  • Beatriz Pariente-Beltran, Senior Lecturer in Spanish
  • Sam Thayer, Director, Office of Accessibility Resources

Stipend: $50 for eligible participants
Do you want to better support Neurodivergent students but aren’t sure how to start? In this session you will learn about different resources, tools and strategies for supporting Neurodivergent students. We will discuss current campus resources and programs. We will have the opportunity to explore different tools for your educator’s toolkit, such as Moodle/Ally, Readable PDFs, Alternate Assessments as well as discuss different in-class strategies & dos and don’ts.
Attendance at Session 1 is not required.

1:00 - 2:30 pm
Decolonizing Pedagogy: A Transformative Journey
Facilitator: Dwight Lewis, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, UMN
Stipend: $50 for eligible participants
In this workshop we engage the critical intersection of education and decolonization. By first addressing the deeply ingrained biases, Eurocentric perspectives, and power imbalances within ourselves and traditional pedagogical frameworks, this presentation emphasizes the need for educators to embark on a transformative journey of self-decolonization. The talk explores the ways in which educators can actively dismantle colonial mindsets and systemic oppression, with the aim of fostering inclusive and equitable learning environments. Attendees will gain valuable insights on the pivotal role of personal reflection, unlearning, and re-education in the broader mission of decolonizing education.

Complete 2023 Conference Schedule

Conference Registration

Day 1 of the LTC Conference is co-sponsored by the Division of Inclusion, Equity, and Community.

Event Contact: Mary Drew
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Event Summary

LTC Winter Break Conference - Day 1
  • Intended For: Faculty, Staff

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