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CEISL | Equitable and Inclusive Educator in Practice is a Course

CEISL | Equitable and Inclusive Educator in Practice

15 credits


Full course description

Course Introduction

Part 2 | This series of modules is designed to provide an advanced level of application for practitioners using frameworks that support equitable and inclusive teaching practices. The purpose of this series is to help educators advance their practices to foster more equitable and inclusive learning spaces through applying Universal Design for Learning and Culturally Relevant Pedagogy, intentional uses of technology, and the selection of curricular materials that afford assets-based approach.

Each module should take approximately 3 hours to complete. Participants will earn 3 PGP hours and a certificate for each module completed. These modules can be completed as stand-alone modules or as a series with an optional micro-credential assessment that leads to a professional badge.

Learning Outcomes

After completing the modules, you will be able to:

Module 1: How Can We See Ourselves and Others in the Curriculum? 

  • Understand general curricular practices through the lens of windows and mirrors 
  • Explore approaches to creating windows and mirrors through technology tools 
  • Reflect on personal practices that relate to creating windows and mirrors in the curriculum 
  • Develop inclusion-centered practices and materials in the classroom that can reflect students' experiences 

Module 2: Does the Medium Matter? 

  • Develop an understanding of media, modalities, and their affordances  
  • Distinguish between a range of media modalities (in class, web enabled F2F, fully online)  
  • Evaluate technology tools for equitable and inclusive learning environments  

Module 3: What Does Equity Look Like in Practice? 

  • Analyze equitable practices in action  
  • Evaluate & interpret how my practices influence equity in the classroom   
  • Create opportunities for increased equity in practice  

Module 4: What Does Inclusion Look Like in Practice? 

  • Connect how Universal Design for Learning supports an inclusive classroom learning environment 
  • Evaluate how learning styles can be used to increase inclusive practices in teaching and learning 
  • Analyze inclusive practices in action
  • Create opportunities for increased inclusion in practice 

Module 5: How Can Technology Build Bridges? 

  • Identify pathways for inclusive decision-making while building lessons 
  • Analyze different aspects of community that you consider while creating lessons 
  • Develop a bridge of engagement between the classroom and community

Module Topics

  • Module 1: Why Use a Design Process? 
  • Module 2: What Do We Mean by Inclusion? 
  • Module 3: What are the Relationships Between Culture and Classroom Practice? 
  • Module 4: How Can We Be Intentional with Technology? 
  • Module 5: What Do We Mean by Assets-based Instruction?

Meet the Designers

This module series was created by the Collaborative for Equitable and Inclusive STEM Learning (CEISL) and is based on the work of the Digital Education Hub, a project of the Indiana University School of Education-Indianapolis at IUPUI, funded by the Indiana Department of Education GEER Grant. 

Additional Courses

Introduction to Equitable and Inclusive Practices Module Series


Length: 15 hours


Collaborative for Equitable and Inclusive STEM Learning (CEISL), IU School of Education-IUPUI


Credit: 15 Professional Growth Plan Hours & Micro-Credential


Audience: Teachers and Educators

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