This badge introduces a range of equitable teaching and assessment practices that instructors can implement in their writing- or speaking-intensive courses. By earning the Antiracist Communication Pedagogy Credential, instructors learn to support diversity, equity, and inclusion in their writing/speaking assignments. As a foundational badge, the focus is on applying and analyzing concepts related to antiracist communication pedagogy.
What are the learning outcomes?
By earning this micro-credential, you will:
Analyze the ways that classroom practices can promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in in writing- or speaking-intensive classes.
Apply antiracist pedagogy to a speaking/writing assignment in your classroom context.
What work will I need to complete?
To earn this badge, you will need to:
attend three SpeakWrite workshops on antiracist pedagogy of your choice (asynchronously or in person)
complete any brief readings associated with the workshops;
reflect on what you’ve learned; and
explain ways you implement equitable teaching and assessment practices through a description of an activity OR by sharing a diversity statement or teaching philosophy.
How are the workshops structured?
You can choose to complete three workshops asynchronously at any time that fits your schedule, or you can attend three real-time workshops (offered periodically in the fall and spring semesters), or you can choose to do a mix of online and in-person work.
The asynchronous workshops provide a mix of readings and narrated slides (and transcripts) that invite your reflections and applications. The materials are hosted on Google Classroom. The in-person workshops offer a similar blend of information, discussion, and activities plus the chance to discuss ideas with other instructors. The in-person workshops also include analysis and application by asking participants to complete an on-line reflection that will be reviewed by the SpeakWrite Director and Advisory Board.
How many hours will it take to complete this micro-credential?
Plan to spend about six hours:
three hours to complete workshop components (that often include brief readings);
one hour to reflect on what you’ve learned;
one-to-two hours to explain ways you implement equitable teaching and assessment practices through a description of an activity or by sharing a diversity statement for teaching.
Enrollment and Award Process
How do I sign up to earn the micro-credential?
Instructors can apply to earn the badge by clicking Apply Below. Please include your name, department, college, and short description about your interest in earning the Antiracist Communication Pedagogy badge.
How will I submit work for this micro-credential?
After completing your choice of three workshop sessions on antiracist communication pedagogy, you will be asked to submit two items through a Google Classroom page:
a reflection on what you’ve learned,
a description of an activity; OR a diversity statement for teaching .
If you choose to attend in-person workshops, you will be provided with a link to a Google form.
Who will award the micro-credential?
Once your reflection has been reviewed and approved by the SpeakWrite Director and Advisory Board, you will receive a digital badge to display on your website or e-portfolio.
When is the badge offered?
The asynchronous options are available at any time that fits your schedule. For an in-person workshop, please consult the “Events” calendar on the SpeakWrite.wvu.edu page.
If you have any questions about the badge that aren't answered above, please send a note to SpeakWrite@mail.wvu.edu.