July 31 1:00-2:30 Brian Jones & Debra Dandeneau, Physics Department Ten Things You Can Do To Improve Your Remote Teaching
In this webinar, we’ll share ten tips for remote instruction that will let you better connect with and motivate your students. We’ll cover things from technology (tools that you could be using, and things you can do with the tools you are already using), assessment strategies, ideas for more effectively using GTAs and LAs, and more. You’ll certainly learn a thing or two, and we hope to as well—we will leave some time to get your ideas.
August 6 11:00-Noon Colleen Webb and Lisa Pappas Best practices for facilitation and engagement in online courses
August 10 10:30-Noon Kassy Mies Consistency, Clarity, and Convenience: Three C’s to increase the Number of A’s and B’s when Teaching Large Lecture Sections of General Chemistry Remotely
Many faculty have learned a great deal in abruptly moving seated lecture courses to remote teaching and learning in the middle of the spring 2020 semester. Here, we will focus on lessons learned in setting up a remote course structure with the intention of maximizing student engagement, equity, and flexibility, while maintaining academic rigor and integrity.
August 3 Asynchronous Stephanie Clemons, Jen Aberle, and Jen Todd Creating an Effective Classroom Climate Online
Short videos share practical and user-friendly strategies to create a connected community and sense of belonging among students in online classrooms.
June 3 1:00 – 2:30 Lisa Dysleski The Student Experience Project @ CSU I: Using your course syllabus to communicate student potential.
In this session, we will focus on incorporating growth mindset language into the course syllabus, demonstrating how small changes in wording can ensure that messages, policies, and practices demonstrate the faculty member’s constructive beliefs about students’ abilities.
June 15 10:30 – Noon Fleurette King, Ria Vigil, and Laxmi Shastry Social Identities in Online Classroom Engagement
Instructors will have an opportunity to reflect on their social identities and its impact on the classroom. They will learn how to engage students who have vastly different experiences with peer engagement, access to resources, time, support, reliable devices and the internet.
June 16 1:00-2:30 pm Jody Donovan, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, and Kacee Collard Jarnot, Student Success Manager
What we know about CSU Students’ Needs during Virtual Instruction
In this session we will share data from a Spring 2020 PULSE survey about students’ academic experiences, review some national data sets and explore developmental considerations, and explore strategies and resources to be responsive to students’ needs to deepen and enrich learning in virtual, hybrid, and in-person classrooms.
June 17 10:00 – 11:00 Lisa Dysleski The Student Experience Project @ CSU II: Effectively communicating student performance feedback to increase engagement.
In this session, we will focus on providing Wise feedback, a technique that has been shown to increase student engagement with assignments and coursework, and consider how to utilize this and other growth-mindset language into early performance alerts for students.
July 15 11:00 – 12:30 Fleurette King, Ria Vigil, and Laxmi Shastry Handling Hot Moments in Online Classroom
Instructors will learn strategies for creating and maintaining an inclusive, democratic, and rigorous synchronous & asynchronous learning environments, with a particular focus on how to move through challenging moments that are not aligned with CSU’s Principles of Community.
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July 22 1:00 – 2:30 Viviane Ephraimson-Abt, Manager of Well-being Initiatives at CSU Health Network, Kalpana Gupta, Assistant Professor in the School of Education, and/or Janelle Patrias, Manager of Mental Health Initiatives at CSU Health Network
Fostering Well Being in Academic Environments: Easy to Implement Practices and University Resources
Learn about the Well-Being in Academic Environments Tool Kit. This web-based resource has easy to implement strategies for fostering well-being, while creating effective learning environments. It is based on a successful initiative from the University of Texas Austin. We will also explore additional resources for students, including virtual ones, like You at CSU and Silver Cloud modules.
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July 23 11:00 – 12:30 Colleen Webb and Lisa Pappas Best practices for facilitation and engagement in online courses