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Workshops 


 

Fall 2020 

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Remote Teaching Workshops

Remote Teaching Strategies for Productive Discussion Board Discussions (Asynchronous Workshop) 
Discussion boards are commonly used to facilitate class discussions online. However, many instructors feel they lack the substance of a face-to-face classroom discussion. In this session, we will examine question prompts that encourage deeper discussion, promote higher-order thinking and require students to take on new roles. We will also discuss teaching strategies that help students engage and connect with each other online. This interactive asynchronous workshop will provide opportunities for faculty to brainstorm ways to implement these strategies within their own courses.

Remote Teaching Strategies for Providing Effective Feedback 
Discussion boards are commonly used to facilitate class discussions online. However, many instructors feel they lack the substance of a face-to-face classroom discussion. In this session, we will examine question prompts that encourage deeper discussion, promote higher-order thinking and require students to take on new roles. We will also discuss teaching strategies that help students engage and connect with each other online. This interactive asynchronous workshop will provide opportunities for faculty to brainstorm ways to implement these strategies within their own courses.

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Short Reading Discussion Series

Developing Anti-racist Pedagogies 
This new monthly series examines the intersection of race, identity, teaching, and learning. Each month participants will be provided with a short article, chapter, or excerpt to read. Together through semi-structured and small group discussion, participants will explore concepts proposed in the readings and reflect on ways they may be implemented within their teaching. These materials will address a number of topics such as how social identities impact classroom dynamics, how to practice culturally relevant pedagogies, how to create inclusive classroom environments, and how to promote honest and productive discussion. This series is co-sponsored by the Office of Equality and Diversity.

October
In this first session, we will discuss an excerpt from From Equity Talk to Equity Walk: Expanding Practitioner Knowledge for Racial Justice in Higher Education by Tia Brown McNair, Estela Mara Bensimon, and Lindsey Malcom-Piqueux. This book offers practical guidance on the design and application of campus change strategies for achieving equitable outcomes. The excerpt we will use for our first discussion provides examples of how faculty seeking to increase their own equity-mindedness may begin this process through activities such as examining course data, scrutinizing and adjusting teaching practices, and making adjustments to syllabi. 

  • Tuesday, October 6, 2:30-4:00pm

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  • Wednesday, October 7, 9:00-10:30am

Register: https://drexel.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dcHwFo69P1C7LsF

November 
In session two, we will discuss the article Faculty Accountability for Culturally Inclusive Pedagogy and Curricula by Stephen John Quaye and Shaun R. Harper. While research points to the value of diversity in college curricula and student experiences, many courses still lack explicit value for multiculturalism. This reading explores opportunities for faculty to make more culturally informed pedagogical choices and how these can benefit students; particularly those from historically marginalized groups.

  • Tuesday, November10, 2:30-4:00pm 

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  • Wednesday, November 11, 9:00-10:30am

Register: https://drexel.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dcHwFo69P1C7LsF

December 
In session three, we will discuss the reading Responding to Microaggressions in the Classroom: Taking ACTION by Tasha Souza and the video Microaggressions in the Classroom. These two resources provide perspective on the experiences that many students have in their higher ed careers and how we can respond to microaggressions in the moment. We will also consider what to do if we ourselves are perpetuating microaggressions.  

  • Tuesday, December 8, 2:30-4:00pm

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  • Wednesday, December 9, 9:00-10:30am

Register: https://drexel.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dcHwFo69P1C7LsF

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Book Groups

Minds Online: Effectively Teaching with Technology by Michelle Miller
In Minds Online, cognitive psychologist Michelle Miller explains how principles of human cognition can inform the effective use of technology in college teaching. She provides specific suggestions and strategies to create what she terms “cognitively optimized” online courses — in effect, online courses designed to fit well with how people actually learn. Join us for this interactive discussion to consider ways these strategies might be applied to your own remote, hybrid or online classroom!

  

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