Challenges And Strategies

Please read information carefully when answering all questions below: This is due next Friday 9/21/2018

All educators face challenges when creating inclusive learning environments. For this discussion, you will explore some challenges and strategies in your professional context. If you are currently not working in an educational setting and find it difficult to speak from experience, this is a good time to ask questions and learn from your colleagues. You may modify the following prompts accordingly. It will also be helpful to review the KWL chart that you prepared earlier in the course.

First, describe the professional setting in which you work or are preparing to work. What is your role? What diversity do you experience there?
Identify at least two key issues or challenges you have experienced or expect to experience in working with students from diverse backgrounds. Why do you think they occurred?
Describe the strategies you have used to address the challenges you have experienced. Why did you choose those strategies? How effective were they? Would you address the challenges differently, knowing what you know now?
Make a Connection

After responding to the discussion prompt, pose a question or raise an issue that interests you. This is meant to engage your peers and let them know how they can best support you.

Response Guidelines

Respond to at least one learner. In your response, suggest an alternative strategy for addressing the identified issue that your colleague may not have considered.

Post your initial responses in the discussion area by Thursday at 11:59 p.m. (Central time zone). Comments to other learners' posts are due by Sunday at 11:59 p.m. (Central time zone).

Learning Components

This activity will help you achieve the following learning components:

Summarize professional experience related to inclusivity and diversity.
Review outcomes of applied inclusivity and diversity practices.
Provide evidence to support conclusions on the effectiveness of inclusion and diversity strategies.