Dear IA at UF,


The Humanities Center excited to announce the inaugural event for the IA Working Group and our new IA Working Group Graduate Coordinator, Natalie Hagler, a Ph.D. candidate in the College of Education to our fellow IA collaborators.


Natalie and co-facilitators including LB Hannahs, an IA PAGE Fellow, will lead a workshop next Tuesday, October 18th on Critical Pedagogy from 6:00-8:00 pm in Dauer 215. A pizza dinner and drinks will be provided. Please RSVP to [log in to unmask] with any dietary restrictions by Monday, October 17th. Graduate students, faculty, and staff in an advising role are welcome to participate.


Participants will learn from this workshop:


·         Introductory information about culturally relevant pedagogy.

·         Strategies and techniques for building community in your classroom.

·         An opportunity to build a community of practice for ongoing critical reflection of your teaching practice and to establish relationships with other TAs an faculty interested in collaborating to advocate for social justice issues.


More information about the workshop is below.


Please contact Natalie with any questions about the content of workshop ([log in to unmask]) and the Humanities Center for any logistical questions ([log in to unmask]).


We hope to see you there!



Critical Pedagogy

Tuesday, 18 October, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Dauer 215


All UF Teaching Assistants and faculty provide academic instruction to students are invited to join us for this exciting pedagogical workshop. This interactive workshop provides an introduction to culturally relevant pedagogy in the university classroom. Participants will collaborate to examine their assumptions about effective teaching for diverse student populations. Though participants will learn culturally relevant teaching strategies to build relationships and engage diverse learners, this workshop will focus on an orientation to a pedagogical stance that honors racial and cultural diversity and positions educators as agents of change.


Lead Facilitator

Natalie Hagler: IA Working Group Graduate Coordinator (College of Education)



LB Hannahs: PAGE Fellow

Matthew Crowley: PhD student (College of Education)

Orisatalabi Efunbumi:  PhD student, McKnight Doctoral Fellow (College of Health & Human Performance)


·         This event is open to all UF Teaching Assistants in the humanities, as well as UF faculty and staff advisers to potential student applicants.

·         A pizza dinner and refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP by Monday, 17 October with dietary restrictions to [log in to unmask].

·         This inaugural UF Imagining America Working Group Meet-Up is sponsored by the Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere.