Summer Study 2020 - Tuesday, July 14
Let's Impress! How to Present Yourself: Scholars will learn how to best present themselves well during online meetings and courses. The session will increase the awareness of practices that Scholars can present themselves, particularly as they engage in a college class and deliver a presentation as a class assignment. Note that Scholars should watch a 10-minute online video (Get the Most From Virtual Meetings and Look Good, Too!) and think about presentation issues before the session begins.
During this class, Scholars will address the following questions:
- What image do you want to project to your professor? Consider audio, visual and behavioral issues.
- How can you do that? In a student-led group discussion, how would these things be the same, different?
- In a social gathering with other students, how would these things be the same, different?
- What are particular things you should always avoid?
- What are specific things you should consider in presenting yourself - including visual, audio, behavioral, and accessibility issues?
- When giving a presentation to a class, how would these things be the same, different; what other things should you consider?
Nothing About Us Without Us! Disability Identity: A camper's favorite! DO-IT Program Coordinator Kayla Brown will share her fun presentation called Nothing About us Without US: Unpacking What We Know About Disability. Scholars will talk about what it means to be disabled, look at some key moments for the disability rights movement, and discuss common tropes for characters with disabilities in the media. Scholars will improve their ability to:
- Compare and contrast the medical and social models of disability.
- Examine the history of disability and the disability rights movement in The United States and how this has impacted perceptions of disability.
- Identify common tropes in the media that negatively portrays disability.