Writing a Teaching Philosophy Statement through Culturally Relevant and Linguistically Inclusive Values & Beliefs
In this writing workshop, participants will self-reflect on their values and beliefs about teaching and learning in relation to culturally relevant and linguistically inclusive pedagogies. Ultimately, they will write a revised teaching philosophy statement that encompass culturally relevant and linguistically inclusive values aligned to specific instructional choices, assignments, and activities in the classroom.
Dr. Alyssa Cavazos Associate Professor of Rhetoric, Composition, and Literacy Studies, University of Texas-Rio Grande ValleyDr. Alyssa CavazosAssociate Professor of Rhetoric, Composition, and Literacy Studies, University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley
Alyssa G. Cavazos is an Associate Professor of Rhetoric, Composition, and Literacy Studies in the Department of Writing and Language Studies and Director for the Center for Teaching Excellence at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. She teaches undergraduate and graduate coursework in writing studies. Her pedagogical and scholarly interests include: language difference in the teaching of writing, translingual writing across communities, professional development in higher education, and border rhetorics. She was awarded the University of Texas System 2017 Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award and the 2017 UTRGV Excellence Award in Teaching. She is committed to designing linguistically inclusive pedagogies, which can lead to students’ academic success across academic disciplines in higher education.