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In early August 2016, I had the privilege to attend the 12th Annual Summer Session on Contemplative Higher Education organized by the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society (CMind). Learning alongside fellow contemplative educators was transformative on multiple fronts and I am so grateful to the session organizers for creating space to support the integration of contemplative practices into the classroom and beyond. CMind has a number of resources that may be particularly helpful to educators, activists, administrators, and social justice organizers seeking to integrate contemplative practices into their work.
What does it mean to live in a data-driven world? How and in what ways does automation and technological innovation shape social life? How does attention to big data invite new ways of thinking about power? Ethics?
Together with colleagues from Pomona College, Haverford College, Macalester College, Grinnell College and Wellesley College, I will co-lead a workshop to explore these and other questions. The Data Ethics workshop is funded by the Alliance to Advance Liberal Arts and Colleges and will take place at Pomona College in February 2017. More details to follow!
The Graduate Consortium in Women’s Studies (GCWS) hosted a daylong symposium back in April 2016 on Feminist Strategies in the Classroom and Beyond. I was invited to join the “How to Teach Feminism Today” roundtable. It was an honor to reflect alongside GCWS-affiliated graduate students and faculty about feminist pedagogy and teaching with technology.
Sponsored by the Graduate Consortium in Women’s Studies and with support from the MIT Office of Digital Learning, I co-facilitated an interactive workshop with Karl Surkan about using technologies in the classroom through a feminist lens. In addition to introducing workshop attendees to FemTechNet we discussed integrating feminist video dialogues into the classroom and how to cultivate a collaborative, tech-facilitated learning environment, among other topics.