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2019 Faculty Retreat

Global Pedagogy Retreat


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Further resources and materials from the 2019 Faculty Retreat "Global Pedagogy," are collected HERE.


What does it mean to teach in a diverse, global context?

What pedagogical and curricular opportunities do we discover through intercultural engagement?

What strategies can we share for devising assignments, conducting critiques, and supporting classroom discussions in a multilingual setting?

Please join your peers for a retreat that will address these questions in both conceptual and practical terms.

Guest speakers Allison Yasukawa and Vikram Prakash, workshop leaders from within and beyond CCA, and faculty Pecha Kucha participants will share their experiences and expertise in a program designed to inspire recognition and invention.

Ranked faculty are required to attend this event.
Unranked faculty are invited and welcome to attend.**

Please see schedule and program details below. Information about the event and speakers, as well as program documents, will be updated here.

** This is a non-compensated event. Attendance or non-attendance will not affect future course assignments or promotion.


Global Pedagogy Retreat
Saturday February 2, 2019, 9am–2pm
Nave Presentation Space, SF Campus

9:00 Coffee/Tea
9:15 Welcome
9:30 Keynotes:

  • Allison Yasukawa: “Un-understanding Understanding”
  • Vikram Prakash: "Why teach globally?"
  • Q & A facilitated by Rachel Berger

11:00 Teaching Strategies Pecha Kucha

  • Jon Sueda, Keith Thomas, Denise Newman, William Littman, Sara Raffo, Sam Vernon, Juan Carlos Rodriguez Rivera

11:30 Lunch
12:15 Workshops/Breakout Sessions:

  • Allison Yasukawa: Studio Art Critique with Multilingual International Students
  • Vikram Prakash: How to Overcome (Your Own) Resistance to the Global
  • Joshua Kurzweil, Berkeley Learning Teaching Consultants: Strategies for Multilingual Student Success
  • Nicole Whitner & Saraleah Fordyce: Intercultural Campus Relations: A CCA Case Study
  • CCA’s EL Taskforce: Chimeras in the Classroom: Demythologizing the Educational Experiences of CCA’s International Students
  • Brooke Hessler and Bobby White: Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

1:30 Closing Thoughts and Next Steps


More information about the keynote presentations:

Allison Yasukawa is a visual artist and educator. She holds an MFA in Studio Arts and an MA in TESOL/Applied Linguistics from the University of Illinois at Chicago. In her studio practice, she explores themes of social encounter, the physical body, and the politics and performance of identity. She has exhibited nationally and internationally at the American University Museum (Washington D.C.), High Desert Test Sites (Joshua Tree, CA) and Dak'Art OFF (Saint-Louis, Senegal), among others. Yasukawa’s pedagogy focuses on studio and academic classes in English for Art and Design. She is currently the is the Director of English Language Learning at the California Institute of the Arts and has previously taught courses for multilingual international students at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Columbia College Chicago, the Maryland Institute College of Art, and ArtCenter College of Design. Yasukawa has also led workshops internationally for undergraduate and graduate students on contemporary studio art practice at Addis Ababa University (Ethiopia) and Hunan Normal University (China). She has presented on art-language overlaps in critique instruction, community engagement, failure and student autonomy, and inclusive teaching practices at conferences including TESOL International Association, Foundations in Art: Theory and Education (FATE), and College Art Association (CAA). Yasukawa lives in Los Angeles.

Vikram Prakash: Professor of Architecture at the University of Washington, founding member of the Global Architectural History Teaching Collaborative.

This presentation will try and briefly outline the history and the imperative to teach 'globally' in the design disciplines. Full bio: HERE.


More information about some of the breakout sessions and workshops:


Studio Art Critique with Multilingual International Students
Presented by Allison Yasukawa
This workshop will provide activities to facilitate critique with multilingual international students that can be immediately incorporated into the studio classroom.

How to Overcome (Your Own) Resistance to the Global
Presented by Vikram Prakash
This workshop will discuss common resistances to teaching and learning globally, and collectively gather techniques to work through them.


Berkeley Learning Teaching Consultants: Strategies for Multilingual Student Success
Presented by Joshua Kurzweil
Building on several successful studio-oriented multi-lingual pedagogy workshops in the Design Division, this hands-on workshop will allow participants from all divisions to learn about some of the linguistic challenges English language learners face and simple strategies that instructors can integrate into their teaching to support these learners.

Intercultural Campus Relations: A CCA Case Study
Presented by Nicole Whitner & Saraleah Fordyce
In this joint faculty- and staff-led workshop, facilitators will explore a case study of a CCA intercultural project and incident that elicited a mixture of responses from the community--providing participants the opportunity to discuss ways faculty and their staff colleagues can collaborate in building an ever stronger and more inclusive campus learning community.


CCA’s EL Taskforce: Chimeras in the Classroom: Demythologizing the Educational Experiences of CCA’s International Students

Presented by Dominick Tracy, Associate Provost; Patricia Kilroe, Associate Professor, Writing & Literature Program; and Daniel Ransom, Instructional Services Librarian
In this workshop we will come to appreciate the linguistic and educational backgrounds of CCA’s international students, particularly those from China, as well as student experiences at CCA, in order to consider a range of pedagogical practices for increased classroom success.

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Strategies for Global Teaching and Learning: Starting the Conversation
Presented by Brooke Hessler and Bobby White
Bring your laptop (or just relax and observe) as we share and practice hands-on UDL strategies for helping students voice their understanding before, during, and after class.


Workshop Leader Bios

Joshua Kurzweil: Josh began his teaching career in 1990. He has taught and trained in Japan, Spain, the Republic of Georgia, and the United States. He received his Master's degree in teaching from the SIT Graduate Institute and also holds the Cambridge CELTA and DELTA. Josh has been involved in developing the curriculum for the SIT TESOL Certificate and is a trainer of trainers. In addition to working on the SIT course, Josh has been a trainer with the Peace Corps. He is the author of Understanding Teaching Through Learning, which was published by McGraw-Hill in 2006, and is on the faculty of the MATESOL program at Marlboro College Graduate School in Brattleboro, VT. His particular areas of interest include Experiential Learning, reflective practice, and instructional design. Josh lives with his wife and son in Berkeley, California.