Instructional Institute Day 2021

Gina Garcia
Dr. Gina Garcia

Developing Inclusive Curriculum in Hispanic Serving Institutions

Wednesday, January 26, 2021
11 am - 1 pm

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Dr. Garcia provides an overview of HSIs and discusses the importance of becoming “Latinx- enhancing,” offering suggestions for how to center Latinxs and other minoritized students in the curriculum and classroom. She also provides a definition of social justice in the curriculum, stressing the need for faculty across the institution to think about equity and justice outcomes. This training is hands on, allowing faculty to evaluate their syllabi and reflect on their own pedagogical practices.


Laura Rendon
Dr. Laura Rendón

The Power of Validation and Student Potential:
Educating for Wholeness, Justice and Liberation

Thursday, January 27, 2021
9 am - 12 pm

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During the extraordinary time of a worldwide pandemic, we are caught in a transformational middle space that Gloria Anzaldúa calls nepantla. As we experience a realm shift, we have a unique opportunity to shape a new educational vision that centers our humanity and our commitment to justice and equity. Participants will learn how to identify and transform false master narratives that work against equity and student success, employ validation theory to build caring and affirming relationships with students, and work with student assets. A holistic teaching and learning model, Sentipensante (sensing/thinking) Pedagogy, that addresses the rhythmic connection between intellectual development and aspects of our humanity will be presented along with examples of culturally-validating deep learning experiences.