We’ve blocked off time on our calendars on weekdays from Nov. 30 through Dec. 30 to hold drop-in sessions around topics or whatever else you might need to discuss, so please stop in via Collaborate Ultra or request a consultation if you aren’t able to make these times. Check out CATL’s full calendar with all times here or click the bar below to expand the list of upcoming Office Hours.
CATL is eager to spend January with you!
There are options below for people who wish to reconnect with colleagues and some for those who wish to deepen their relationship with distance education.
Click to expand the sections below to see all the opportunities we have available! Once a program sparks your interest, click on the event name to learn more. You may also email questions as they arise in your mind to the Center at firstname.lastname@example.org. Finally, register for these sessions on Qualtrics.
This course is for instructors who would like to take their recently created pandemic courses and turn them into fully online classes. This is for you if you anticipate offering your pandemic course in the online environment in the future. Instructors will earn a stipend upon completion.
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.”
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. Instructors will earn a stipend upon completion.
This course is for instructors who understand the basic principles of culturally responsive pedagogy (CRP) 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.
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. Click here for details.
CATL and the Instructional Development Council invites applicants to either lead or present synchronous sessions or submit asynchronous resources for our Virtual Instructional Development Institute on January 19 & 21, 2021. More information on how to apply may be found here. We also look forward to your attendance. It will be more fun if you are there!
This self-paced course takes about five hours to complete and is for those who are unfamiliar with Canvas and would like to start building their courses from a solid foundation.
This self-paced course takes about ten hours to complete and helps instructors strategize ways to help all students be full course participants if they engage synchronously or asynchronously.
The Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning (CATL) and the Instructional Development Council at UW-Green Bay invite applications for our Virtual Instructional Development Institute on January 19 & 21, 2021. There are many exciting ways to participate. From roundtable discussions to virtual posters, we wish to showcase the thoughtful minds of our teaching and learning partners and highlight the ways they make meaningful connections given our current contexts. Please consider applying for the session format below that best suits you.
Our Keynote speaker will be Dr. Kevin Kumashiro, whose work around education policy, curricular innovation, educational equity, and social justice work will help us to grapple with finding meaningful connections as a university.
Keynote Title: “Troubling Connections: Five Lenses for Teaching toward Justice”
How might university instructors dive into this moment of numerous national and global crises to re-imagine and democratize education? This presentation examines ways that education centers on various forms of connection among students, educators, curriculum, community, and social movements. We explore five lenses or conceptual frameworks for troubling how we understand and animate connections, and what these might mean for teaching and learning toward equity and justice: naming the moment, curriculum as intervention, contradictions of teaching, learning through crisis, and movement building as a frame.
Workshop Title: “A Deeper Dive into the Five Lenses”
This interactive workshop offers more illustrations of the five lenses from the keynote lecture, as well as prompts for applying the lenses in our programs and courses, and provides more time for participants to self-reflect, ask questions, and strategize ways to take these lenses and questions to their colleagues and students.
How to Apply
Decide in which format you/you and your collaborators would prefer to share your projects or presentations. Click to expand the descriptions of session formats below.
Synchronous Options ⌚
Asynchronous Options 📅
This is a virtual conference paper or presentation. These sessions consist of recorded presentations (up to 20 minutes long) with an online discussion board for Q & A. On-demand sessions will open at the beginning of the conference and run until the end of the conference.
This is a virtual poster session. Presenters will submit a six-minute screencast detailing a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning project which CATL will put into a VoiceThread so that presenters and participants can discuss asynchronously over the two days of the conference.
Sample topics might include but are not limited to:
- Engagement techniques
- Asset-focused pedagogy
- Discussion-based courses
- Equity-minded curricular design
- Collaborative assignment or project design
- Inclusive or culturally responsive pedagogies
- Equity in HIPs engagement
- Mentoring and mentorship
- Neoliberalism in higher education
- Critically reflexive practice and professional growth
- Anti-racist or social justice pedagogies
- Academic freedom and freedom of expression
Submit your application by Dec. 11, 2020 (updated 12/1)