Course: Culturally Responsive Pedagogy in Action (Jan. 4-18)

đź‘“ Description

This course is for instructors who understand the basic principles of culturally responsive pedagogy and would like to engage in more substantive integration of CRP within their existing courses. The purpose of this course is to support instructors in moving from positive dispositions regarding CRP to its meaningful application in relationships to teaching and learning. Instructors will earn a stipend upon completion.

⏳ Time commitment

This course is fully online and asynchronous, but will also have opportunities for participants to participate in optional synchronous discussions.

đź’µ Compensation

Participants will earn $1000 upon completing course deliverables. 

🔑 To register 

Please see our registration form to register for this or any other January program.

Course: “My-flex” (Jan. 4–18)

You may have found yourself grappling with how to incorporate students in more than one environment at the same time. Maybe you teach a “virtual classroom” course, but some students attend asynchronously. Maybe you teach hybrid or in-person but have some students who attend from at home. This course is for you if you incorporate students across space and time. We will take wisdom from the “hyflex” teaching style and adapt it to the circumstances of your courses, turning hyflex into “my-flex.”

đź‘“ Description

Many instructors have incorporated elements of hyflex teaching into their courses during the pandemic. This method for teaching in multiple learning environments at the same time holds great promise. But hyflex also begs difficult questions: how can I adopt this style without developing three versions of the same class? How can I prepare lessons if students choose how to participate? How can I ensure that students reach the same learning outcomes across multiple environments in an equitable way? 

This two-week session is for those who have (or would like to) dip(ped) their toes into the hyflex waters and seek to deepen their engagement with this teaching style. During these two weeks, participants will explore hyflex and adapt useful elements to their own teaching practice, turning hyflex into my-flex.   

🎯 Learning outcomes 

  • Participants will explore the hyflex teaching modality. 
  • Participants will discover which elements suit their teaching needs. 
  • Participants will implement hyflex elements into their courses. 
  • Participants will develop an assessment plan to know how equitably students are reaching course learning outcomes in the modalities of instruction. 

⏳ Time commitment

This is a two-week course running from Jan. 4 to 18. Participants will be able to choose to participate synchronously or asynchronously. 

🔨 Deliverable 

This course has two deliverables. In January, instructors will produce an introductory module and unit of instruction. In May, instructors will reflect on their experience and develop a plan to assess the degree to which students have achieved learning outcomes in the various modalities of instruction. 

💵 Compensation 

Instructors will earn $500 for completing their module and course plan in January and another $500 for completing their reflection by the end of the contract period in May. 

🔑 To register 

Please see our registration form to register for this or any other January program.

Course: “Streaming/Recording Classrooms” (Jan. 4–18)

This course is for instructors who have been assigned to a technology enhanced classroom and want foundational knowledge to successfully integrate elements of this technology into their spring classes while engaging with best practice in distance and blended/hybrid instruction.

đź‘“ Description

Shortly before this most recent fall semester began, technology was installed in twenty classrooms across all campus locations that allows instructors to both live stream and easily record their class sessions. The purpose of this training course is to provide instructors assigned to these rooms in the spring semester a foundational knowledge to successfully integrate elements of this technology into their spring classes while engaging with best practice in distance and blended/hybrid instruction. 

🎯 Learning outcomes 

  • Participants will discover ways that they might best use the rooms to fit their teaching technique.
  • Participants will develop strategies for engaging remote students through the technology.
  • Participants will incorporate technologies which complement the streaming technologies of the classroom.

⏳ Time commitment

This is a two-week course running Jan. 4–18.

🔨 Deliverable

Participants will develop a lesson which they deliver to their peers. They will also offer structured feedback to their colleagues. 

đź’µ Compensation

Participants will earn $500 for developing and delivering a practice lesson and offering feedback to their peers. 

🔑 To register

Please see our registration form to register for this or any other January program.

Pre-Institute Workshop (Jan. 11–12, 2021)

CATL is holding sessions embracing the name of “workshop” as an analogy: milling, sanding, and finishing courses or assignments. Attendees will build community as they dovetail one another’s successes and chisel away at shared challenges. Small group topics to true up our teaching will emerge organically from those who attend as we work together to embrace the grain of courses with character. Sign up to sand and buff out problem spots in your courses with colleagues who are addressing similar concerns.

The workshop will include roughly four to five hours of synchronous and asynchronous elements spread out over these two days. Instructors will earn a small stipend upon completion.

đź‘“ Description

Do you wish that you could pick the brains of your colleagues but feel guilty about bothering them with yet another Zoom meeting? Sign up for a virtual workshop where you can sand and buff out the problem spots of your courses with colleagues who are addressing similar concerns. The workshop will include roughly four to five hours of synchronous and asynchronous elements spread out over these two days. This workshop is for you if you have good ideas to share or just wish to tinker with your course.   

Learning outcomes 

  • Participants will form groups to address problems that have arisen for them in their pandemic classrooms. 
  • Participants will work to smooth out rough spots. 
  • Participants will articulate ways they will tinker with their courses to enhance student learning. 

⏳ Time commitment

The workshop will include roughly four to five hours of synchronous and asynchronous elements spread out over January 11 and 12.

🔨 Deliverable 

Each group will articulate an outcome for their workshop team in consultation with a member of CATL. Each team will share out a draft or tangible progress with the rest of the pre-conference workshop groups. Participants can also volunteer to share out their team’s “deliverable” at a dedicated Instructional Development Institute session. Participants may also opt-in to meet with their collaborators during Spring 2021 semester to discuss progress and new rough spots.

💵 Compensation 

Participants will earn $100 for successful completion of the workshop. 

🔑 To register 

Please see our registration form to register for this or any other January program. 

Self-Paced Course: Pivotal Pedagogies (Jan. 2021)

This self-paced course helps instructors strategize ways to help all students be full course participants if they engage synchronously or asynchronously.  

🎯 Learning Outcomes 

  • Participants will plan to incorporate students synchronously and asynchronously in one of their courses. 
  • Participants will explore inclusive teaching strategies: Universal Design, and Culturally Relevant Pedagogy 

⏳ Time commitment

This self-paced course takes about ten hours to complete

🔨 Deliverable 

Participants will develop an “online core” for their classes that articulate how they will incorporate students synchronously and asynchronously. 

💵 Compensation 

Participants will earn $500 for completing their online core. 

🔑 To register 

Please see our registration form to register for this or any other January program.