Office of Academic Innovation
Teaching philosophies and diversity statements often serve as the first impression during interviews or promotions, so what's necessary in order to write genuinely, professionally, and from experience all at once? In this interactive workshop, we will explore core questions around teaching and learning in inclusive and equitable spaces. You will leave this session with brainstormed notes that will serve you in writing your own philosophy statements.
About the Facilitator
Jaime Wood has an MA in English education from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado, and an MFA in creative writing, poetry from Eastern Washington University in Spokane, Washington. Her career in education began as a language arts and math teacher in an Expeditionary Learning Outward Bound middle school where she used service learning, adventure trips, and community-based curriculum to engage sixth and seventh graders. Since 2003, she has worked in universities and community colleges both in the classroom and as a faculty developer and assessment coordinator. She is fascinated by the relationship between learners and teachers and how these roles overlap. When she’s not reading about pedagogy, Jaime enjoys writing poetry and songs, camping on the coast, and exploring the unadvertised beauties of Portland.