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  1. A great kinesthetic activity

    Collections | 18 Jan 2022 | Posted by Kris Acheson-Clair

    Language Envelopes takes a lot of effort to put together, but boy is it worth it! I love seeing students creatively trying to arrange objects into categories and eventually coming to the conclusion...

  2. Comfort with discomfort

    Collections | 18 Jan 2022 | Posted by Kris Acheson-Clair

    Part of openness, or the willingness to interact across cultural differences, is tolerance for discomfort (social, emotional, mental, physical), so activities like this can be helpful for students...

  3. Climate for learning and openness

    Collections | 12 Feb 2021 | Posted by Lan Jin'_Openness_to_Diversity_and_Challenge_A_Critical_Role_for_Faculty Citation: Ryder, A. J., Reason, R. D.,...

  4. 2019 IPG Workshop #4

    Collections | 14 Nov 2019 | Posted by Daniel Charles Jones

  5. Week 01 - Intro & Campus walking tour (Amazing Race)

    Collections | 08 Nov 2019 | Posted by Daniel Charles Jones

    This first workshop provides an overview of the requirements for the workshop series and program requirements. This is followed by a walking tour of central campus which also facilitates the...

  6. A good activity for pre-COIL orientation

    Collections | 07 Oct 2019 | Posted by Kris Acheson-Clair

    D-I-E (Describe, Interpret, Evaluate) is an oldie but a goodie with an unfortunate name! When preparing students for study abroad or a COIL/international virtual education experience, it can be...

  7. More media possibilities - documentaries from Crossing Borders Education

    Collections | 07 Oct 2019 | Posted by Kris Acheson-Clair

    There are several excellent recent documentaries from CBE that work well to prep students for intercultural interactions, helping them to develop more self-awareness, openness, and empathy. These...

  8. AAC&U Intercultural Knowledge and Competence VALUE Rubric

    Collections | 27 Jun 2019 | Posted by Aletha D Stahl

    Identifies components of intercultural competence and a framework for assessing them. Widely used in higher ed since it is produced by the Association of American Colleges and Universities.

  9. Anthropologist's Game

  10. Avoiding Common Equity Detours (Webinar + Reflection Exercises)

  11. Awareness Exercises: What to Feel/Do

  12. Belief in Oneness Scale

  13. Big Five Inventory-2

  14. Big Wind Blows, The

  15. Birds of a Feather

  16. Bridges

  17. Brief Mindfulness Practice

  18. By the Numbers

  19. Can Anyone Hear Me?

  20. Check Your Bias Blind Spot

  21. Civil Discourse - Smarter Every Day

  22. Comfort with Discomfort

  23. Compliment Response

  24. Connect Your Cultural Dots

  25. COVID-19 & Intersectionality

  26. Crafting an Inclusion Philosophy

  27. Cross-Cultural Values

  28. Cultivating Equitable Learning Opportunities for Students Experiencing Poverty (Webinar + Reflection)

  29. Cultural Adjustment, Power, and Personal Ethics

  30. Cultural Question Jar

  31. Culture and Values

  32. Culture Shock (Hofstede)

  33. Culture Shock Absorber

  34. DAE (D-A-E) (Describe-Analyze-Evaluate)

  35. Danger of a Single Story

  36. Diagnosis: Culture Shock

  37. DIE (D-I-E) (Describe-Interpret-Evaluate)

  38. Different Similarities

  39. Digging Deeper Diversity Questions

  40. Disciplinary Complexity Through the Use of "Thinking Hats"

  41. Ditching Deficit Ideology, Quitting Grit, Embracing Equity (Webinar + Reflection Exercise)

  42. Ditching Deficit Ideology: The First Step Toward Cultivating an Equity Commitment

  43. Emic Perspective

  44. Emotional Recovery Worksheet

  45. First Impressions Video

  46. Five Nosy Questions

  47. Global Engagement Survey

  48. Green Monkey

  49. Grocery Store Ethnography

  50. Hand Shake Mingle

  51. Heroes of Dialogue: Classroom Edition

  52. Herox's Journey

  53. HEXACO-60

  54. How Are You Feeling?

  55. I DIVE (Impact-Description-Interpretation-Values-Evaluation)

  56. Ice Sculpture (per antea Meteorite)

  57. ICEdge

  58. ICL in the Italian Classroom: Novice Italian II

  59. If I Woke Up Tomorrow

  60. Interaction Anxiousness Scale

  61. Intercultural Adjustment Potential Scale (ICAPS)

  62. Intercultural Attitudes, Skills, and Knowledge Short Scale PLUS - ASKS 2+

  63. Intercultural Sensitivity Scale (ISS-15)

  64. Inventory of Thriving

  65. Learning to Be a Threat to Inequity: Intro to Equity Literacy

  66. Let It Go!

  67. Luncheon Buffet

  68. Martians at the Airport

  69. Match the Bias Type (Quiz)

  70. O-S-E-E

  71. Openness to Diversity and Challenge Scale

  72. Openness to Diversity Assessment

  73. Potato Activity

  74. Power Differential Analysis

  75. Racial Equity and Education: Informing Ourselves, Transforming Our Schools

  76. Reclaiming our Stories: Narratives of Identity, Resilience and Empowerment

  77. Respectful Interactions

  78. Roll the Dice

  79. Setting Yourself Aside

  80. Similarities and Differences

  81. Six Differences

  82. Snowball

  83. Star Employee Game

  84. Story Stitch

  85. Storytelling Podcast

  86. Street Dog's Life, A

  87. Taste of Culture, A

  88. Team Tally Activity

  89. Ten Sentences

  90. Thick Description Observation

  91. Third Culture Space

  92. Turning the Tables

  93. Twenty-Five Questions

  94. Walking in Good Relations

  95. Webinar Series: An Equity Literacy Approach to Equitable Education

  96. What Do You See?