Spring 2022 Events Digest

March

Consultations & Office Hours

Request a consultation with CATL staff to ask questions about anything teaching and learning related, brainstorm assignment design ideas, or if you need someone test new technologies with you, we’re here to help!

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Tapping into the Affective Domain of Learning to Close Classroom Performance Gaps with Dr. Angela Bauer (Mar. 4, from 3-5 p.m.)

Join Dr. Angela Bauer, former UWGB Professor and current Vice President for Academic Affairs at High Point University, Mar. 4, for a discussion of her research on growth mindset, active learning, and addressing equity or performance gaps in the classroom. There will also be opportunities for informal conversation before and after her presentation. Learn more.

Student Parent Advocacy Workshop (Mar. 24, 12-1 p.m.)

As part of their equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) work this semester, Shannon Ribich (2021-22 EDI Intern) and Katia Levintova (Professor of Democracy & Justice Studies & 2021-22 Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Consultant) would like to invite everyone interested, to their workshop on helping student parents to have better educational experiences. This workshop is scheduled for Thursday, March 24, 12-1 p.m. via Zoom. Learn more.

Presentation & Discussion: Culturally sustaining/responsive pedagogy (CSRP) in the “after” of the Pandemic (Mar. 31, 1-2 p.m.)

Join Christin DePouw (Associate Professor, Education & 2021-22 Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Consultant) for a presentation and guided conversation on March 31 from 1-2 p.m. In this conversation, we will identify some of the shifts we have experienced in teaching and learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, including a heightened awareness of mental health and socio-emotional learning, ongoing struggles to achieve racial justice, and continuing shifts in both work and our broader economy. We will connect our experiences and understandings from the past two years to CSP and consider how to move forward as teachers, learners, and community members. Learn more.

February

Consultations & Office Hours

Request a consultation with CATL staff to ask questions about anything teaching and learning related, brainstorm assignment design ideas, or if you need someone test new technologies with you, we’re here to help!

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Call for Spring 2022 Teaching Circles (due Feb. 9)

When is the last time you and colleagues had the opportunity to sit down together and just talk about teaching and learning? Do you miss those meaningful discussions that it seems there is no time for today? Let CATL help you with our Spring 2022 Teaching Circles. Yes, there will be some time commitment, but the return on investment may be well worth it: connection, community, and renewed teaching energy. Learn more.

Call for The Council on Faculty, Diversity, & Emotional Labor in Teaching (due Feb. 14)

Thanks to the support of Provost Kate Burns, CATL will lead a one-semester Council on Faculty, Diversity, & Emotional Labor in Teaching. A small group of instructors will be selected to serve based on an application process and will meet approximately monthly during the semester. Learn more.

Presentation & Discussion: Culturally Sustaining/Responsive Pedagogy (CSRP) and Moving Beyond Guest Speakers (Feb. 17, 1–2 p.m.)

Join Christin DePouw (Associate Professor, Education & 2021-22 Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Consultant) for a presentation and guided conversation, on Feb. 17, from 1–2 p.m. In this conversation, we consider the reliance on guest speakers within EDI work and how this “add on” approach limits true institutional transformation. Learn more.

“Opening Access: Understanding the Neuroscience of Traumatic Stress and Its Impact on  Engagement and Learning” with Dr. Mays Imad (Feb. 21, 3–4:30 p.m.)

Join Dr. Mays Imad and the CATL staff on Feb. 21 from 3–4:30 p.m. as we consider the power of knowledge and how understanding the neuroscience of toxic stress can empower us to self-regulate and help our students, cope, engage, connect, and learn. Learn more.


January

Consultations & Office Hours

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2022 Post-IDI Workshops: Addressing the Barriers to a Welcoming Learning Environment (Jan. 14 & 18, multiple times)

In alignment with Dr. Tracie Addy’s keynote address and workshop at the Instructional Development Institute, we wish to create opportunities for instructors to work together and address barriers to creating welcoming learning environments.

Think of this as structured work-time with colleagues rather than a workshop or a presentation about the topic! Learn more.

Distance Education Certification Course Series (Jan. 24 – May 13)

  • Teaching with Technology Basecamp Course: The first course is called Teaching with Technology Basecamp. This course includes information on course development in distance environments as well as technical information on Canvas and the various physical and digital rooms instructors will use for teaching distance education courses. As a basecamp, it will provide the essentials you need to be successful on the path to building your course. Learn more.
  • Course Design Trail Guides Course: While the basecamp will provide essentials, the second course, called Distance Education Trail Guides, picks up where the first course leaves off. The trail guides course centers on developing learning pathways for students. This course is for you if you have completed the basecamp and would like to explore more systematically how to develop distance education courses. You will be able to choose from one of two options: developing a synchronous course or developing an asynchronous course. Learn more.
  • Distance Education Retreats: In the third course, you will participate in a community of practice that provides help and support during the teaching of your distance educations course while also exploring a topic of interest related to the teaching of your distance education course. Learn more.

January 2022 Teaching and Learning Opportunities

Distance Education Certification Course Series (Jan. 3 – Jan. 21, 2022)

  • Teaching with Technology Basecamp Course: The first course is called Teaching with Technology Basecamp. This course includes information on course development in distance environments as well as technical information on Canvas and the various physical and digital rooms instructors will use for teaching distance education courses. As a basecamp, it will provide the essentials you need to be successful on the path to building your course. Learn more.
  • Course Design Trail Guides Course: While the basecamp will provide essentials, the second course, called Distance Education Trail Guides, picks up where the first course leaves off. The trail guides course centers on developing learning pathways for students. This course is for you if you have completed the basecamp and would like to explore more systematically how to develop distance education courses. You will be able to choose from one of two options: developing a synchronous course or developing an asynchronous course. Learn more.

2022 Instructional Development Institute (Jan. 11 & 12, 2022)

This year the Institute seeks to highlight how instructors have opened up their classes—and higher education by extension—in new ways. Don’t forget to register to virtually attend the Institute on Jan. 11 & 12, 2022!

Our keynote speaker this year will be Dr. Tracie M. Addy. Dr. Addy is the Associate Dean of Teaching and Learning at Lafayette College where she also directs the Center for the Integration of Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship. Dr. Addy’s keynote talk, titled “The Critical Importance of Inclusive Teaching in Higher Education”, will help us think about openness in higher education as it relates to inclusive teaching. She will also be leading a follow-up workshop titled “What Inclusive Instructors Do: Creating Welcoming Learning Environments.” Learn more.

Presentation & Discussion: “Niceness” and Inequality in Teaching and Learning (Jan. 13, 1–2 p.m.)

Join Christin DePouw (Associate Professor, Education & 2021-22 Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Consultant) for a presentation and guided conversation on Jan. 13 from 1–2 p.m., where we continue prior discussions of humanizing pedagogies and white emotionality with a focus on “Niceness” in education. Learn more.

2022 Post-IDI Workshops: Addressing the Barriers to a Welcoming Learning Environment (Jan. 14 & 18, multiple times)

In alignment with Dr. Tracie Addy’s keynote address and workshop at the Instructional Development Institute, we wish to create opportunities for instructors to work together and address barriers to creating welcoming learning environments.

Think of this as structured work-time with colleagues rather than a workshop or a presentation about the topic! Learn more.

Fall 2021 Events Digest

December

Consultations & Office Hours

Request a consultation with CATL staff to ask questions about anything teaching and learning related, brainstorm assignment design ideas, or if you need someone test new technologies with you, we’re here to help!

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Presentation & Discussion: White Emotionality, Teaching, and Learning (Dec. 9, 1-2 p.m.)

Join Christin DePouw (Associate Professor, Education & 2021-22 Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Consultant) for a presentation and guided conversation, on Dec. 9, from 1-2 p.m. Building on prior conversations, we will discuss white emotionality (Matias, 2016) as a complex set of emotional responses to race-focused discussions and consider the role of white emotionality in teaching and learning. Learn more.

Exploring Open Educational Resources (OER) Workshop (Dec. 10, 11:40 a.m-12:35 p.m.)

In this virtual workshop, CATL and Library staff will help participants explore open educational resources for their courses. Learn more.

November

Consultations & Office Hours

Request a consultation with CATL staff to ask questions about anything teaching and learning related, brainstorm assignment design ideas, or if you need someone test new technologies with you, we’re here to help!

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Student Parent Advocacy Panel (Nov. 11, 12-1 p.m.)

Those on our campus who are interested in unique learning challenges facing student parents on our campus, both in our regular classes and in engaging with HIPs, are cordially invited to a panel of UWGB student parents, including Carl Woitekaitis and Candace Hoch, discussing these issues. The panel, moderated by Katia Levintova (Professor of Democracy and Justice Studies (Political Science and Global Studies), and a 2021-22 Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Consultant) is on Thursday, November 11, 12-1, virtually via Zoom. Learn more.

Workshop: Providing WISE Feedback to Students (Nov. 15, 3-4 p.m.)

Join CATL staff on Nov. 15, 3-4 p.m. for a workshop about the WISE feedback technique for providing constructive, encouraging feedback and how it can be applied to your class, regardless of size. Participants will engage with scenarios to practice applying WISE principles. Learn more.

Presentation & Discussion: Building a Process for Critical Reflection in our Teaching (Nov. 18, 1-2 p.m.)

Join Christin DePouw (Associate Professor, Education & 2021-22 Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Consultant) on Nov. 18, from 1-2 p.m. for a presentation and guided conversation, where we will discuss the role of “self-excavations” (Sealey-Ruiz, 2021) and reflective practice in our teaching. Learn more.

Common CAHSS Panel: “Instructor Perspectives on Managing Information, Misinformation and Democracy in the Classroom” (Nov. 29, 11:40 a.m. – 12:35 p.m)

Check out the Common CAHSS panel on Nov. 29 from 11:40 a.m. – 12:35 p.m., where Sam Mahoney will facilitate a discussion with panelists: Preston Cherry, Christin DePouw, Lisa Lamson, J P Leary, Brian Merkel, Valerie Murrenus Pilmaier, and Jessica Warwick. Learn more.

October

Consultations & Office Hours

Request a consultation with CATL staff to ask questions about anything teaching and learning related, brainstorm assignment design ideas, or if you need someone test new technologies with you, we’re here to help!

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Register for Conference: Equity in the College Classroom: Educating Ourselves as Educators (Oct. 1 & 15)

Oct. 1 and 15: UW System, Wisconsin Technical College System, WAICU, College of the Menominee Nation, and Ojibwe College are sponsoring a two-day, virtual professional development conference for Wisconsin faculty & instructors as part of our state-wide 60 Forward Initiative. Learn more.

Virtual Coffee and Conversation with Director of Student Success and Engagement (Oct. 4, starting at 9 a.m.)

Vince Lowery, Director of Student Success and Engagement, invites instructors to join him for virtual coffee and conversation Monday, Oct. 4 at 9 a.m. He offers this time as an opportunity to chat about creating flexibility in the classroom and how to connect students to resources they need to succeed.” Learn more.

Workshop: Collecting and Working with Mid-semester Feedback (Oct. 11, 3-4 p.m.)

Join CATL staff for a workshop on collecting mid-semester feedback Oct. 11 from 3-4 p.m. where participants will learn about several different techniques for collecting student feedback. Learn more.

Presentation & Discussion: Building Information Literacy and Racial Literacy Together (Oct. 14, 1-2 p.m.)

Join Christin DePouw (Associate Professor, Education & 2021-22 Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Consultant) on Oct. 14 from 1-2 p.m. for guided conversations about humanizing pedagogies as a foundation for racial literacy in our classrooms. Learn more.

Exploring Open Educational Resources (OER) Workshop (Oct. 18, 2-3 p.m.)

In this virtual workshop, CATL and Library staff will help participants explore open educational resources for their courses. Learn more.

Distance Education Certificate Program

The Provost’s Office launched a Distance Education Certificate program in June. With the help of the CARES Act and the Provost’s Office, instructors who participate will earn stipends for completing courses in the program. Anyone developing or reconfiguring a course for any of the distance education modalities is encouraged to participate. Learn more.


August

Office Hours

CATL staff will be available to answer questions, brainstorm assignment design ideas, or test new technologies with you during virtual Open Office Hours. Dates and times are below.

Join us via Microsoft Teams

  • Monday, Aug 23 from 8–9 a.m.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 24 from 1–2 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 25 from noon–1 p.m.
  • Thursday, Aug. 26 from 10–11 a.m.
  • Friday, Aug. 27 from noon–1 p.m.

Teaching Tool Presentations & Workshop

Workshop: What Will You Carry Forward? (Aug. 23, 12–1:15 p.m.)

Last year changed everything—or did it?

CATL is partnering with faculty for a “show and tell” event via Microsoft Teams where some of your fellow instructors will show how they are moving on from last year. What did they keep? What will they discard? Learn more.

Workshop: Syllabi Building (Aug. 26, 1–3 p.m. & Aug. 27, 11 a.m–1 p.m.)

Come build your syllabi with friends in these workshops where we’ll offer templates, checklists, and snippets to help you set the tone for the semester. Learn more.

Follow Up to Workshop “What Will You Carry Forward?”

This workshop featured four instructors who did a “show and tell” about how they incorporated lessons from the pandemic into their teaching. They then fielded questions from the audience. Now, through the magic of video technology, we are extending that workshop to those who were not able to attend the live event. Learn more.

Summer 2021 Event Digest

In addition to further programming still in the works, CATL invites you to take a look below at some of the workshops, presentations, and ongoing programs we have planned for the summer. Click on any of the titles listed below to learn more and stay tuned for updates!

  • Distance Education Certificate Program
    The Provost’s Office has launched a Distance Education Certificate program. With the help of the CARES Act and the Provost’s Office, instructors who participate will earn stipends for completing courses in the program. Anyone developing or reconfiguring a course for any of the distance education modalities is encouraged to participate.
  • Reading Circle: “Ungrading: Why Rating Students Undermines Learning (and What to Do Instead)” (Aug. 12, 2021)
    This summer, CATL is supporting faculty and staff-led Reading Circles—book discussions that are open to the campus community. One of these will be on Ungrading: Why Rating Students Undermines Learning (and What to Do Instead).
  • Reading Circle: "Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom" (July 15 & Aug. 5, 6–7 p.m.)
    This summer, CATL is supporting faculty and staff-led reading circles—book discussions that are open to the campus community—and Tracy Fernandez Rysavy (English) will be leading one on bell hooks’s Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom! Participants will meet via Zoom on Thursday, July 15, and Thursday, Aug. 5 from 6–7 p.m. to discuss our thoughts on the book. There are a limited number…
  • Summer Office Hours
    CATL staff will be available to answer questions, brainstorm assignment design ideas, or test new technologies with you during a virtual Open Office Hours this Summer. Join us via Microsoft Teams Currently scheduled dates and times: Wednesday, Jun. 30 from 8–10 a.m. Wednesday, Jul. 7, from 8–10 a.m. Wednesday, Jul. 14 from 8–10 a.m. Wednesday,…
  • Classic Quizzes & New Quizzes (July 21, 12–1 p.m.)
    In this presentation, CATL staff will highlight the feature differences between Classic Quizzes and New Quizzes in Canvas and cover tips & tricks from use cases. There will be time for questions, but if you have one in mind, don’t hesitate to reach out before! 
  • Canvas Banners Workshop (July 27, 1–2 p.m.)
    In this workshop, participants will learn the basics of creating banners with Canva, a free online tool for creating graphics. Attendees will also learn some basic tips on graphic design and web accessibility that they can apply in their own Canvas courses. 
  • VoiceThread Workshops (Aug. 5, 9–10 a.m. & Aug. 6, 12–1 p.m.)
    CATL staff will briefly demonstrate using the VoiceThread assignment builder for creating “watch,” “comment,” and “create” assignments. This is intended to be a workshop, so please come with ideas, fully designed assignments with which we can tinker, or past snafus you might wish to address. 
  • Presentation: Canvas Accessibility FAQ (Aug. 18 and Sept. 1)
    Learn how to make your course more accessible using Canvas tools (Pages Accessibility Checker) and integrations (automatic, machine-generated captions with Kaltura; UDOIT Accessibility Checker). There will be time at the end of the session for a short Q & A on these tools and general accessibility questions. 
  • Workshop: What Will You Carry Forward? (Aug. 23, 12–1:15 p.m.)
    CATL is partnering with faculty for a "show and tell" event where some of your fellow instructors will show how they are moving on from last year. What did they keep? What will they discard? Come and hear what your fellow instructors are thinking.
  • Workshop: Teaching with Zoom (Aug. 19, 20, 23, 24, 27, and 30)
    Need some time with a Teaching, Learning, and Technology Consultant from CATL as we transition into the fall semester? Join us for a workshop on teaching with Zoom on Aug. 19, 20, 23, 24, 27 or 30!
  • Presentation: Liquid Syllabi in Canvas (Aug. 27, 10–11 a.m.)
    Need some time with a Teaching, Learning, and Technology Consultant from CATL as we transition into the fall semester? Join us for a presentation on creating a liquid syllabus on Aug. 27!
  • Workshop: VoiceThread (Aug. 18, Aug. 27, and Sept. 1)
    Need some time with a Teaching, Learning, and Technology Consultant from CATL as we transition into the fall semester? Join us for a workshop on using VoiceThread on Aug. 18, Aug. 27, or Sept. 1!
  • Workshop: PlayPosit (Aug. 26 and 31)
    Need some time with a Teaching, Learning, and Technology Consultant from CATL as we transition into the fall semester? Join us for a workshop on using PlayPosit on Aug. 26 or 31!
  • Workshop: Using the Canvas Grades Tool (Aug. 25 and 30)
    Need some time with a Teaching, Learning, and Technology Consultant from CATL as we transition into the fall semester? Join us for a workshop on the Canvas "Grades" tool on Aug. 25 or 30!
  • Workshop: Teaching with Teams Q&A (Aug. 23, 26, and 31)
    Need some time with a Teaching, Learning, and Technology Consultant from CATL as we transition into the fall semester? Join us for a Q&A on Teaching with Teams on Aug. 23, 26, or 31!
  • Presentation: HTML and Advanced Formatting in Canvas (Aug. 20, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.)
    Join CATL for a presentation and Q&A session Friday, August 20 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. We'll be covering the advanced and sometimes "hidden" editing features in Canvas pages, syllabi, assignments, and other areas of Canvas where the Rich Content Editor can be found. We'll cover layouts, tables, buttons, callouts, linking within and between pages, and doing more with images.

 

Solidarity Café Series Digest

The Solidarity Café is back for the spring and summer with live events! Check out these social events. Register for any number of these events to receive the calendar invites or drop in via the Teams links in the Solidarity Café Canvas course.