FLO Friday: Creating an Inclusive Classroom Using Learner-Centred Design

About the Workshop

This one-hour Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) Friday workshop will explore the transformative power of learner-centred design in fostering inclusivity in virtual educational settings. Drawing on the wisdom of group collaboration and leveraging tools and techniques from Liberating Structures, this session will delve into practical strategies and innovative approaches to design culturally safe and inclusive learning experiences, celebrate diversity, accommodate varying learning styles, and promote participation.  FLO Friday logo 2023

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:   

  • Network with peers to share their learning and classroom design challenges and experiences,
  • Experiment with several Liberating Structures promoting participant and learning engagement an online environment, 
  • Compare their experience to learning and teaching principles and practices, focusing on designing and creating safe and inclusive learning spaces, and 
  • Reflect on the use of Liberating Structures in their own, and their learners contexts.  

Registration coming soon!

About the Facilitator:

Your FLO Friday facilitator is Kele Fleming. 

Kele (she/they) is an artist, facilitator, learning designer, educator, singer-songwriter, podcast host, and proud member of the LGBTQIA2S+ community with extensive experience in both the public and private sectors. As a young university student, she remembers not seeing her identity and experiences represented in anything she was learning. Contributing to making learning experiences and teaching practices more inclusive is one of her life’s callings. Kele’s work has spanned multiple decades, and she has led and contributed to innovative practice and community-building organizations large and small. She served as associate director at the University of British Columbia’s Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT). Her work and creative practice are guided by principles of inclusion, collaboration, respect, and reconciliation.