Applying the Peralta Equity Rubric to Promote Connection and Belonging
The revised Peralta Online Equity Rubric emphasizes a new criterion called “Connection and Belonging.” In this workshop, we present three model practices: one introductory discussion along with two sample assignments that align with this criterion. Participants will leave with ideas of how to reformulate their own assignments to foster a sense of connection and belonging.
By the end of the session, participants will be able to:
1) Explain the importance of connection and belonging in online classes.
2) Rework their own introductory exercise to increase a sense of connection and belonging
Chelsea is a tenured instructor of English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and the Distance Education Coordinator at Laney College. She is also a lead reviewer for the Online Education Initiative and a new facilitator for @ONE. She is passionate about helping her colleagues develop creative, inclusive activities for their online classes, and equipping her students with technology skills that will open doors in both their educational and professional lives.
Danyelle Oliver, MFA, EdD, is a writer, hip hop scholar and educator living in Oakland, CA. As an interdisciplinary meaning-making maven she seeks to build bridges across the humanities, social sciences and distance education. Her academic work has been published in Storytelling, Self, and Society (Wayne State University Press 2018) and Systemic Collapse and Renewal (Peter Lang 2019). She has been teaching and designing courses online for 10 years.
Inger is a tenured sociology instructor at Laney College who served as the Peralta District Distance Education Coordinator for three years. Inger’s background also includes 5 years as an administrator (4 years as a dean and 1 as a Vice President of Instruction) and 12 years of teaching. Her favorite job responsibility is working with colleagues to create online learning activities that create a sense of student belonging and classroom inclusiveness.