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Designed for various levels of faculty and students, these engaging webinars will help you learn more about our authors, textbooks, and initiatives. SAGE talks webinars offer you the opportunity to closely interact with authors as they explore some of today's top trends and discussions within the worlds of Social, Behavioral, and Health Sciences.

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Top tips for switching to teaching remotely with Tom Chatfield and Elspeth Timmans

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, many universities around the world are having to switch to online teaching and remote learning at scale and at speed. To support faculty in the challenges switching to teaching remotely brings, we hosted a webinar on how online teaching can be done right. Watch our webinar recording where online learning expert, Dr Tom Chatfield, and instructional designer extraordinaire, Elspeth Timmans, discuss top tips for switching to teaching remotely.


Having Conversations About Race in the Classroom

Please join us for a webinar with SAGE author and activist Stephanie Jirard for a discussion about “Having Conversations About Race in the Classroom.” The powerful protests of the past few weeks sparked by the murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor, and other injustices are giving voice to the profound changes needed in our country, in our communities, in our families, and in our individual lives to bring attention to and end systemic racism and inequality, but also in the classroom. The just, equitable, and thriving future we all hope for will depend in large part on how courageous each of us is willing to be to have difficult conversations with each other and those around us on and off campus. In this webinar, Stephanie Jirard will offer suggestions on how to approach this topic in the classroom to help prepare students to have these conversation and to facilitate critical thinking, social justice, and change.

Stephanie Jirard is the Title IX Coordinator and a professor of Criminal Justice at Shippensburg University and has received training on how to lead Courageous Conversations on race. Prior to teaching at Shippensburg, she was a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy's Judge Advocate General's Corps and served as a trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Division; a federal prosecutor at the U.S. Attorney's Office; an assistant Public defender at the Federal Public Defender’s Office; and a death-penalty defense lawyer with the Missouri Public Defender’s Capital Litigation Unit. As a professional coach, she also provides training on diversity and inclusion to organizations and agencies surrounding race, gender, LGBTQ, mental health, and the differently-abled.

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Teaching About Race, Ethnicity, and Crime

Please join us for a free one-hour webinar with distinguished SAGE author Shaun L. Gabbidon for a discussion on “Teaching About Race, Ethnicity, and Crime.” In this workshop, Dr. Gabbidon will share his approach to teaching about race, ethnicity, and crime in the criminal justice classroom. His strategies will not only aid instructors who teach courses on race and crime, but also benefit those looking to integrate this important topic into other criminal justice courses. This webinar is a great opportunity for any instructor seeking to continue the discourse around the intersection of racial inequality and the criminal justice system.

Shaun L. Gabbidon is a Distinguished Professor of Criminal Justice in the School of Public Affairs at Penn State Harrisburg. Dr. Gabbidon has served as a fellow at Harvard University's W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for Afro-American Research and has taught at the Center for Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.