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About this event

This interdisciplinary virtual conference on learning resilience and autonomy brings together three unique panels and two keynotes to explore the application of innovative, research-based teaching principles affecting students, instructors, and the educational institution. Featured speakers are GRI Distinguished Senior Fellow, Marla Perez Lugo, and Flower Darby. Speakers and panelists explore ways to address student accessibility and social justice needs as they face adversity and the challenges of becoming global digital citizens.

Date: Friday, June 25, 2021
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET

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10:00 – 10:45 a.m. – Keynote 1

Marla Perez Lugo: “Resilience Learning: Reflections on Academia’s Responses to Extreme Operating Environments”

10:45 – 11:30 a.m. – Session 1

Brent Griffin: “Resilience or ‘Fact of Avoiding’: A Case for Critical Literacy Studies in a Global Context”

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. – Session 2

Martin Dias: “Digital fluency and student resilience – tips, tools and traps for Academic and Affective Performance”

— Break 12:15-1:30 p.m. —

1:30 – 2:15 p.m. – Session 3

Bret Keeling: “Autonomy, Choice, and Discipline-Specific Writing: Demonstrating Care / Caring”

2:15 – 3:00 p.m. – Keynote 2

Flower Darby: “Emotional Presence in Online Teaching for Increased Student Engagement, Persistence, and Success”


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