Students bring diverse needs, life circumstances, and cultural perspectives with them into the classroom that can impact their academic achievement and socioemotional well-being. Inclusive teaching strategies can help instructors design experiences that anticipate student needs and foster a sense of belonging. In this session, we’ll discuss several considerations for inclusive remote teaching practices through the theme of “connection,” focusing on strategies that help students connect with each other, with the curriculum, and with their learning preference for more effective and more equitable learning experiences.
Dr. John Scott is a Product Manager for Blackboard Ally, and directs Ally research efforts and thought leadership around inclusive pedagogy. Prior to joining the Blackboard Ally team, John completed his PhD in Learning Sciences and New Media at the University of California Berkeley, where he designed, taught, and researched online learning courses focused on collaborative learning and multimodal literacies. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Special Education, and spent over 4 years as a public school teacher working with at-risk youth in New York City.