Community building activities

Equity Unbound has teamed up with OneHE to develop some open educational resources for online community-building

NEW: Community Building Online Learning Path

In a series of new videos, Equity Unbound present strategies for creating online communities built on principles of equity and care that produce learning spaces in which all students can flourish

Why is building a sense of community important?

Watch the welcome video below to find out why Equity Unbound are creating and curating free community building activities for educators

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How to use these resources

Each of these resources includes a video or text demonstrating or describing the activity or exercise for community-building. We also include descriptive text, slides you can reuse/adapt where relevant, and links to additional resources. We also show you how much time, what kind of resources you need, and different variations on the activity to help you adapt it for your purposes.

Important: Any technique can block some people out, make them feel unwelcomed, or be used in a way that privileges some and makes it harder on others. All of these techniques should be used in conjunction with pedagogies of care and what we call Intentionally Equitable Hospitality

As you watch/read any of these, please let us know:

  1. If you find that the activity is not hospitable to a certain group.
  2. If you try an adaptation of this activity, or try it as is and have interesting results to share, please contribute your adaptation/reflection.
  3. If you have an activity or resource that you want to contribute.

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Biographies of curators of activities

Nadine Aboulmagd
America University in Cairo, Egypt
Jen Alexander
Educator, speaker and consultant, USA
Karina Alonso
American University in Cairo, Egypt
Azza Awwad
American University in Cairo, Egypt
Maha Bali
American University in Cairo, Egypt
Susan D. Blum
University of Notre Dame, USA
Fikry Boutros
America University Cairo, Egypt
Kate Bowles
University of Wollongong, Australia
Autumm Caines
University of Michigan – Dearborn, USA
Sarah-Jane Crowson
Hereford College of Arts, UK
Arley Cruthers
Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Canada
Sayyed Daifallah
AMERICAN UNIVERSITY IN CAIRO, EGYPT
Lyse Edwards
National Health Service, UK
Noha El-Rawy
AMERICAN UNIVERSITY IN CAIRO, EGYPT
Noha El-Sebai
AMERICAN UNIVERSITY IN CAIRO, EGYPT
Alex Fink
USA
Ahmed Gebaly
AMERICAN UNIVERSITY IN CAIRO, EGYPT
Laura Gibbs
University of Oklahoma, USA
Francesca Helm
UNIVERSITY OF PADOVA, ITALY
Maya Hey
Concordia University in Tiohtià:ke, Canada
Rebecca J. Hogue
University of Massachusetts-Boston, USA
Mays Imad
Pima Community College, USA
Remi Kalir
University of Colorado Denver, USA
Roberta Kjesrud
Western Washington University, USA
Amena Magdy
AMERICAN UNIVERSITY IN CAIRO, EGYPT
Irene Maweu
e/merge Africa
Hoda Mostafa
American University in Cairo, Egypt
Jasmina Najjar
American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Sarah Neuwirth
AMERICAN UNIVERSITY IN CAIRO, EGYPT
Patrice Prusko
Harvard Graduate School of Education, USA
Isabel Rodriguez
AMERICAN UNIVERSITY IN CAIRO, EGYPT
Ahmed Shalaby
AMERICAN UNIVERSITY IN CAIRO, EGYPT
Sarita Shukla
University of Washington-Bothell, USA
Sarah Silverman
University of Michigan-Dearborn, USA
Clarissa Sorensen-Unruh
Central New Mexico Community College, USA
Sherri Spelic
American International School Vienna, Austria
Frank Tontala
AMERICAN UNIVERSITY IN CAIRO, EGYPT
Diana Varma
Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada
Michael Weinraub
Bureau of Resilience and Food Security of USAID, USA
Mia Zamora
Kean University, USA

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