This two-day remote event aims to inspire and support faculty members wishing to learn about effective remote teaching. The full schedule is included below.
Day 1 will feature discussions regarding effective course design, including assessment, content delivery, teaching and learning activities, and student engagement. Day 1 will end with a special discussion about teaching lab courses remotely. The sessions will be moderated by Lysandra Perez-Strumolo, Tammi Redd, and Michael Bitz along with additional faculty colleagues who will share their experiences with remote teaching and learning.
Day 1: Course Design in Remote Learning Environments
Link to Conference (Day 1 only):
Moderators: Lysandra Perez-Strumolo, Tammi Redd, and Michael Bitz
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM:
What It Means to Teach Remotely: Situational Factors to Consider in Distance Learning Contexts
Join us to discuss the various ways that online and remote courses differ from on-site courses and the implication of these differences for course design.
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM:
Measuring Student Progress in Remote Learning Environments
In this session we will consider various alternatives for assessment of student learning in a distance learning context. We will identify and describe relevant functionality in Canvas for effective assessment.
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM:
Content Delivery: Effective Teaching and Learning Activities for Engaging Students with Course Material
Panelist: Jeremy Teigen
How might we best support the learning process for students as we transition to a remote learning context? What are some effective methods for helping students to effectively engage with, explore, and learn course content? This session will examine methods for helping students understand the new information and big ideas important in your course. Methods considered will include the use of synchronous and asynchronous lectures, the use of videos, online resources and readings, as well as the use of active learning methods such as completing applied projects, engaging in problem-based assignments, carrying out observations, writing, engaging in discussion with others, completing a critique, and participating in reflective dialogue with self, peers and/or faculty members. We will identify and describe relevant functionality in Canvas and other relevant tools for implementing effective strategies for students’ engagement with content.
1:30 PM – 2:00 PM:
Science Lab Focus Group
Moderator: Sarah Carberry
In this session, faculty members will discuss ideas and best practices for teaching science lab courses remotely.