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  • Using A Community Table in Your Online Course

  • Thank you for stopping by A Community Table's portfolio page. We've created this space for faculty members who are interested in incorporating A Community Table into a course this Spring. There are several ways to integrate A Community Table. For example, you might:

    1) Center A Community Table as a capstone assignment 

    • Students facilitate their own conversations with community members external to the class

    2) Use A Community Table as a framework for a class discussion

    • The faculty member facilitates a class discussion using the A Community Table framework
    • Students participate in small group discussions using A Community Table prompts
    • Students participate in an asynchronous discussion thread using A Community Table prompts

    3) Employ A Community Table as a formative and/or summative reflection activity

    • A Community Table prompts are used in sequential writing assignments to document and deepen learning
    • The faculty member employs A Community Table in week 9 or week 10 as a summative activity to recap and close the course
  • Pedagogy and Practice Resources

    ORID Facilitation: [Tool for] Effective Programming

    CCESL/Public Achievement Civic Deliberation Facilitator's Guide

    A Trauma-Informed Approach to Teaching Through Coronavirus by Teaching Tolerance

    Equity Toolkit from the Colorado Department of Higher Education 


    ReflectionActivityIdeas (2).pdf


    What is Critical Reflection.doc 

    What Kind of Citizen Discussion Questions.docx




    For general questions, email

    If you would like to talk through strategies for integrating A Community Table into your course, please contact Katie Kleinhesselink, DU Grand Challenges Program Manager, at



  • Videos

    Brené Brown on Empathy 

    Brené Brown on Blame 

  • Supplementary Readings


    From Safe Spaces to Brave Spaces: A New Way to Frame Dialogue Around Diversity and Social Justice

    Arao, B., & Clemens, K. (2013). From safe spaces to brave spaces: A new way to frame dialogue around diversity and social justice. In L. M. Landreman (Ed.), The art of effective facilitaton: Reflections from social justice educators (pp. 135-150). Stylus.


This portfolio last updated: 21-Jul-2021 2:54 PM