Tuesday, July 20, 2021
9:10 AM - 9:55 AM (CDT)
Training, Culture, and Community

For successful learning outcomes, we need to “provide activities, cultures, and structures of intellectual, social, and emotional support to help learners to move forward in their learning. ”This “scaffolding” is a key component of facilitated learning-by-doing, where learners engage in designed and structured hands-on learning activities, guided by the ‘more expert other’— teachers, trainers, mentors, and peers who have domain knowledge and experience. In an accessibility training session or class, scaffolding can provide intellectual, social and emotional support. Intellectual support makes accessibility topics engaging, for example, through demonstrations and real-world perspectives. This session will cover different approaches to scaffolding when teaching accessibility topics in courses and training sessions. By the end of the session, participants will be able to identify examples of scaffolding from their own teaching and learning experiences, determine when scaffolding might be needed in their accessibility teaching and training activities, and choose scaffolding techniques for further study for use in future teaching practice.