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Creating a Warm, Inclusive Online Environment without a Magic Wand

Session Overview

This video was part of the July 2020 REMOTE: The Connected Faculty Summit

Across the country, there are many classrooms with students from different nationalities, cultures, beliefs, and mindsets who may feel invisible to their instructors or peers. Now, many students are finding themselves in a new land – the online environment. Instructors have a golden opportunity to set the stage for success by creating a culturally diverse setting. When students feel safe in a positive, engaging environment, learning will flourish. This presentation will introduce 3 strategies instructors can use to create a culturally diverse online environment without a magic wand.


Essie Childers

Professor, Blinn College/Bryan, Texas
Essie Childers is a professor of Student Success at Blinn College. She has been teaching for over 25 years and developed the first online Learning Frameworks course at Blinn. Essie is a past President of the Texas Community College Teachers Association, a 2014 recipient of College Reading and Learning Distinguished Teaching Award, and 2013 On Course Ambassador of the Year. She is a graduate of The University of Texas at Tyler and Abilene Christian and Walden University.