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NameCoach for Equitable Classrooms

October 26, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

NameCoach is a new tool provided by the OEI to California Community Colleges that nurtures inclusion in the classroom and other campus settings. It is now available to all OEI consortiums colleges at no cost and available to all CCCs at a discount. NameCoach provides students with a simple way to record a pronunciation of their name and convey their gender that is easily shared with their instructor and student peers. In this webinar, you will see NameCoach in action and hear how Foothill College has used it to foster belonging and address equity gaps.

By the end of this session, participants will be able to utilize NameCoach to help faculty, staff, and students build more equitable classrooms and avoid mispronouncing and misgendering students.

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Praveen Shanbhag

Founder & CEO


Bio: As the founder and CEO of NameCoach, Praveen works with a talented team dedicated to bringing software solutions to the problem of name mispronunciation and misgendering. Prior to this work, he completed a BA from Harvard, a PhD from Stanford, and was an adjunct faculty member at Foothill College – where he all too often struggled to correctly pronounce the names of its diverse student body.



October 26, 2018
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
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