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Diverse Learners Week

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Brought To You By The Library Partners Programs

Monday, October 23

  • 12:15-1:30 Learning Disabilities Panel Discussion
    • Come watch a short interview clip of Steven Spielberg talking about having dyslexia, followed by a panel discussion with students and faculty with learning disabilities.
    • Slocum Commons, mac & cheese bar provided, sponsored by Accessibility Resources

Tuesday, October 24

  • 12:15-1:30 Three Things You Should Know About Learning to Study Effectively in College
    • Do you have trouble finding time to study? Have you been disappointed by your grades on tests? Do you feel like you forget what you have learned days after you learn it? Even successful students use study strategies that are inefficient and ineffective. In this interactive workshop, you will have an opportunity to reflect on your current study habits in light of the research in the learning sciences. Come and learn about evidence-based study strategies that you can start using today!
    • Tutt Library 2nd floor Event Space, lunch provided, sponsored by the Colket Center for Academic Excellence
  • 2:00-4:00 Adaptive Climbing Workshop
    • This clinic will focus on introducing concepts and practical application to assist adaptive climbers at an indoor climbing wall. This will be a great opportunity to work with climbing systems and equipment that will assist people with disabilities to climb. All are welcome!
    • Ritt Kellogg Climbing Gym, sponsored by Outdoor Education
  • 3:00 Tech Tuesday: Good, Better, Best PDFs: You can make a big difference with one small change.
    • Do you create PDFs? Do you scan text for sending to other people? Come find out how you can easily create PDFs that are smaller, easier to work with, and help students learn more effectively.
    • Tutt Library 105, sponsored by Educational Solutions
  • 3:30-5:00 Volunteer Opportunity at the Cheryl Schlessman Bennett Children's Center.
    • Interact with children of varying ages through afternoon reading and outdoor activities. To volunteer with the Children’s Center during this week you must RSVP a day before your planned shift. Please email the Community Partnership Development Coordinator, Niki Sosa, at nsosa@coloradocollege.edu to RSVP.
    • Cheryl Schlessman Bennett Children's Center (909 North Nevada Avenue), sponsored by the Collaborative for Community Engagement

Wednesday, October 25

  • 12:15-1:30 Faculty Workshop: Motivating Students via Cultural Responsiveness
    • More details to come! Faculty are encouraged to RSVP by October 23 at http://tinyurl.com/y9j4lqn9.
    • Tutt Library 2nd floor Event Space, lunch provided, presented by Chelsea Walter, Ph.D., ESL Specialist
  • 3:30-5:00 Volunteer Opportunity at the Cheryl Schlessman Bennett Children's Center.
    • Interact with children of varying ages through afternoon reading and outdoor activities. To volunteer with the Children’s Center during this week you must RSVP a day before your planned shift. Please email the Community Partnership Development Coordinator, Niki Sosa, at nsosa@coloradocollege.edu to RSVP.
    • Cheryl Schlessman Bennett Children's Center (909 North Nevada Avenue), sponsored by the Collaborative for Community Engagement
  • 3:30 Colorado College Refugee Alliance ESL Tutor Training
    • Are you interested in or currently working with refugees? Are you a part of the CC Refugee Alliance on a cultural mentor team or as an ESL tutor? Come attend this session to learn about best practices for tutoring ESL to refugees! Come with questions, ideas to share, or just listen about ways to assess tutees’ ability level, lesson plan, and goal set for your tutorials!
    • Tutt Library 327, facilitated by Chelsea Walter, Ph.D., Ramah Aleryan, and Zannie Peck, sponsored by International Programs and the Collaborative for Community Engagement
  • 7:00 Speaker: Eli ClareDefective, Deficient, and Burdensome: Thinking about 'Bad' Bodies. 
    • Through poetry, story, history, and fierce politics, Eli Clare explores the forces that create bodies considered defective, deficient, and burdensome.
    • Reception and book signing to follow
    • White, disabled, and genderqueer, Eli Clare lives in the Green Mountains of Vermont where he writes and proudly claims a penchant for rabble-rousing. He has written two books of creative non-fiction, Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling with Cure and Exile and Pride: Disability, Queerness, and Liberation, and a collection of poetry, The Marrow's Telling: Words in Motion, and has been published in many periodicals and anthologies. Eli speaks, teaches, and facilitates all over the United States and Canada at conferences, community events, and colleges about disability, queer and trans identities, and social justice. Among other pursuits, he has walked across the United States for peace, coordinated a rape prevention program, and helped organize the first ever Queerness and Disability Conference.
    • Gaylord Hall, Worner Center, sponsored by The Butler Center, Accessibility Resources, and the Cultural Attractions Funds

Thursday, October 26

  • 3:30-5:00 Volunteer Opportunity at the Cheryl Schlessman Bennett Children's Center.
    • Interact with children of varying ages through afternoon reading and outdoor activities. To volunteer with the Children’s Center during this week you must RSVP a day before your planned shift. Please email the Community Partnership Development Coordinator, Niki Sosa, at nsosa@coloradocollege.edu to RSVP.
    • Cheryl Schlessman Bennett Children's Center (909 North Nevada Avenue), sponsored by the Collaborative for Community Engagement
  • 4:00 Trauma, Learning & Memory
    • This program will introduce participants to the way traumatic experiences impact memory and learning, and will share ways in which those with a history of trauma enrich our learning community.
    • McHugh Commons, sponsored by The Wellness Resources Center

Friday, October 27

  • 3:00-6:00 ORC Local Afternoon Hike

Tuesday, October 31  

  • 12:15-1:30 Crown Faculty Luncheon—Practices Towards Accessible and Inclusive Classrooms
    • In Small Teaching, James M. Lang makes the case for deliberate, structured, and incremental changes to our teaching practices.  What “small” practices might we as faculty consider in order to make our classrooms more accessible and inclusive?  Staff colleagues from Accessibility Resources, The Butler Center, and the ESL Program will offer 1 or 2 classroom practices from their vantages that we might adopt to support students.  We’ll have time for questions and discussion of our own teaching practices. To further that discussion, please share one of your own small teaching practices or a classroom challenge that you face.
    • Faculty please RSVP by noon, Friday, Oct 27 for lunch here: http://tinyurl.com/ycq4zsj4
    • Tutt Library 2nd floor Event Space, lunch provided at noon, sponsored by Crown Faculty Center

Many thanks to the Library Partners and departments that have helped to sponsor Diverse Learners Week 2017! 

Accessibility Resources

The Butler Center

Colket Center for Academic Excellence

Collaborative for Community Engagement

Crown Faculty Center

Cultural Attractions Fund

English as a Second Language Program

ITS: Educational Solutions

Outdoor Education

Wellness Resource Center

 

Colorado College welcomes participants with disabilities. Please contact accessibilityresources@coloradocollege.edu or 719-227-8285 to request accommodations. Advance notice is necessary to arrange for some accessibility needs.