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Equity & Diversity

Equity & Diversity

All things being equal… or not.

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Learning

Learning

Bits in… bits out…

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Social Responsibility

Social Responsibility

What kind of world do you want to leave for the future?

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SPAR Network

SPAR Network

SPAR is Suicide Prevention, Awareness, & Response

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Theatre Arts

Theatre Arts

Reality is on stage looking back at us.

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Thoughts

Thoughts

Ideas that need a place to go.

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Youth Development

Youth Development

Teach our children well… we can learn a lot from them.

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“Be liberal in what you accept, and conservative in what you send.“
Tuesday, 12 May 2015 17:07

OED #9: Disability and Advancing Access

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I've struggled with a disability for many years. I have bipolar disorder, which leans more towards the depression side. I have low energy but an active mind. This is an invisible disability. I'm medicated and participate in regular therapy sessions to cope with my challenges. For some, adaptation is not so easy. I struggle with allowing these invisible, mental disabilities in as valid keys to accommodation. This is because of the struggles I've…
Tuesday, 12 May 2015 17:02

OED #5: Universal Design

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Design in our daily lives should be seamless and unnoticed. Well designed items flow in and out of use, and we hardly think twice about using the things we do. This changes, however, when you have a physical or mental limitation that restricts your use of objects designed for the masses. If you have a crippled hand, you may not have the dexterity to open a child-proof medicine bottle. The depth and breadth…
Saturday, 11 April 2015 17:06

OED #10 GLBTQandA

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I can't speak for anyone's experience but my own. So when it was time to attend the GLBTQ and Ally workshop, it was sensitive. It is a community I began with at the age of 16 when I came out to myself. I wasn't active until I was 19, and I went through difficult adjustments of sexual practice and identity. That's now at issue here. Rather, I am examining the relationships I do have with…
Sunday, 05 April 2015 17:12

Observing and Assessment

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A teacher has a lot to do for class: make a lesson plan, instruct to that plan, manage 30 billion student relationships, ensure those students are building solid relationships, and that students are learning the material. This class session, we observed, assessed, and processed the group dynamic of class. It seems pretty straight forward, and I don't have a lot of questions about the steps involved. It seems observing comes with practice, perhaps…
Friday, 03 April 2015 17:04

OED #7: Race, Racism, and Privilege

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I think it's hard to understand privilege when you are in the majority. That said, I have trouble with race and privilege. I don't understand it. It doesn't click because it makes so little sense to me to NOT be culturally diverse and equitable. I have worked in so many situations where there's been people of color, and we worked together just fine. The other day, I was talking about how diverse my…
Off the record, I see solutions at work for many arguments of inequity and homogeneous nature of various organizations. I refer to the collection of portraits in the Presidents Room, as if being a while male is a required demography for President of the University of Minnesota. What is the opposite of the white man? What will it take to balance the room or presidents? A single, atheist, gay woman of dark skin color. I…
Saturday, 28 March 2015 17:12

Paragraphs of Interdependence

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Holding yourself accountable for the work required to learn material is a personal challenge I'm facing with this class. We are faced with a varying array of teaching methods and techniques, both in an effort to teach us material, but also to demonstrate these techniques in raw form. We are folding education inside out by studying positive interdependence and individual accountability. Positive interdependence is an umbrella of nine types of independence structures. Of…
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Blog entries are solely the opinions of the authors, and do not reflect the opinions or viewpoints of any organizations or individuals associated with Oz Technology Company GBC.