Pedagogy Workshops

As part of FCETL’s effort to continue providing support to you for the fall semester and beyond, we are offering a series of workshops to meet the teaching and learning needs for all modes of instruction! We understand the uncertainties associated with the fall semester and are here to support you in any way we can!  

Please check your University email for the Zoom links to the workshops.

Fall 2021

Teaching in Physically Distanced Classrooms
Tuesday, September 7, 9:30am - 11:00am
Facilitators: Betsy Eudey, Shradha Tibrewal

Are you teaching on campus in fall, and wondering how issues including distancing, masks, and room set-up might influence your pedagogical practices? Are you considering using technology for active learning within your face-to-face course, or designing course activities and projects that can move online if crises arise? Join us for a discussion, brainstorming, and planning session as we consider ways to effectively and safely teach in-person this fall.

Hybrid Course Designs
Wednesday, September 8, 11:30am - 1:00pm
Facilitators: Kelvin Jasek-Rysdahl, Debra Bukko, Karen Zandarski, Shradha Tibrewal

Will you be teaching a Hybrid course in the fall? Join us to talk about the different hybrid course models, considerations for designing/teaching a hybrid course, how interactions change in a hybrid course, questions to consider about hybrid assessment and see examples of how different faculty members are conceptualizing their hybrid courses. This session might also help you in thinking about pivoting to a hybrid course modality.

Link to Hybrid Course Designs recording

Active Learning
Thursday, September 9, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Facilitators: Dianne Vargas, Betsy Eudey, and Karen Zandarski

Are you feeling Zoom fatigue? Join us and your peers in this interactive session about ways to engage in active learning with and without Zoom. We will discuss some alternate modes of instruction that take learning outside of Zoom and into active learning spaces. We will also discuss how to make your lectures more engaging when using Zoom for synchronous modes of instruction.

Link to Active Learning recording 

Tech Tools
Monday, September 13, 11:30am - 1:00pm
Facilitators: Dianne Vargas, Betsy Eudey, Shradha Tibrewal

Are you wondering about integrating technology/tools into your courses and which might work best for your teaching needs? This workshop will introduce you to Jamboard, Voicethread, Padlet, etc. with demos of how faculty across disciplines are integrating these tools in their classes.

Link to Tech Tools recording

Breakout Rooms
Tuesday, September 14, 9:30am - 11:00am
Facilitator: Betsy Eudey

A combination demonstration/conversation, we'll consider strategies for taking best advantage of Break Out rooms during synchronous course sessions. The session will include brief presentations of successful use of breakout rooms, and lots of opportunities to share experiences and strategize ways to best utilize these rooms to support student learning and build community.

Link to Breakout Rooms recording

A Compassionate Welcome Back for Students as Well as Myself (Student Well-Being)
Wednesday, September 15, 11:30am - 1:30pm
Facilitator: Jennifer Johnson

This brief workshop will look at the use of self-compassion when welcoming our students back to class rather it be via zoom or in person. The current literature cautions us to be compassionate not only with ourselves but with others as we attempt to return to work and school. We will look at the practice of stating the ‘struggle’ prior to a disclosure and why such a practice is beneficial, while also allowing us to stay in our scope of practice.  We will explore subtle ways to calm the nervous systems of those we are engaging with to enhance the learning potential.

Link to Student Well-Being recording