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
A Trauma-Informed Approach to Teaching Through Coronavirus by Teaching Tolerance
Equity Toolkit from the Colorado Department of Higher Education
For general questions, email CCESL.ACommunityTable@du.edu.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brené Brown on Empathy
Brené Brown on Blame
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.