1:00 pm - 1:50 pm Central Time
Creating Opportunities in Unexpected Moments: The Role of Awareness Strategies for Accessibility in the Classroom for Students with Accommodations
Michelle Corvette, Assistant Director, Center for Teaching and Learning, Kent State University
Have you met with a student with accommodations, planned arrangements, and then the unexpected happens in your classroom and you are not entirely sure how to handle the moment? Could this perhaps cause undo anxiety for the student too? Sustaining equity for students with accommodations can be an opportunity for growth when the unpredictable happens in higher education. This session covers implementation of innovative thinking and awareness strategies for language, actions, and learning approaches that can help transform courses into achievable opportunities for access and inclusion for all students and increase your ability to feel empowered in unexpected teachable moments.
Michelle Corvette, Ph.D.2 (she/her/hers) currently serves as the Assistant Director for the Center of Teaching & Learning at Kent State University. She previously served in professional development as an assistant director at a large public research university as well as being a tenured faculty member in higher education for over twenty years. She is a proud alumnus of the University of London, Goldsmiths where she completed her second Ph.D. in theoretical interdisciplinary Arts Research. Her first empirical Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in Educational Psychology focused on creativity research. Her academic interests are at the intersection of inclusive teaching, early career faculty development, creativity in the classroom, and advocating for student-centered instruction.