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. We will discuss the additional professional and personal burdens that these requests place on colleagues of color and Indigenous colleagues, the role of Indigenous values (Christensen, 2011; Christensen & Poupart, n.d.2012) of respect, reciprocity, responsibility, and relationship in fostering equity-oriented instruction, and how equity-oriented educators can build their own capacity to integrate their curriculum and instruction beyond the use of guest speakers.

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Spring 2022 Events Digest

January

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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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.

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!

Request Consultation

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.

 

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 notion of psychological trauma–why it happens and how it impacts our body and brain. We will examine the connections between stress and trauma and how stress can become traumatic when not acknowledged or managed. We will examine the neuroscience of traumatic stress and its impact on our ability to engage, connect, and learn. We will reflect on the questions of how we will welcome our students and colleagues to our institutions and classrooms this semester and beyond? What can we, educators, possibly do to help attend to their mental health and ameliorate their exhaustion and distress, while at the same time, intentionally engaging in self-care? We will consider the imperative of self-care while caring for others. Last, we will examine the principles, notable misconceptions, and practical examples of trauma-informed care, and reflect on the connections between trauma-informed education, healing, and restorative justice.

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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.

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

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! 

CATL will facilitate one-hour sessions on Jan. 14 and 18 to coordinate co-working with colleagues who have similar goals for making courses more inclusive. Save your seat by registering here.

  • Jan. 14 from 8–9 a.m. | Open Workshop Time
    • Explore a workshop idea of your own to create a welcoming learning environment
  • Jan. 14 from 9–10 a.m. | Equity-minded or Inclusive Pedagogy 
    • Rework your syllabus (perhaps using CATL’s liquid syllabus template) and have it peer reviewed
    • Create a new introductory activity to foster belonging
    • Explore OER that might be suitable for your course
    • Explore options for labor-based grading
  • Jan. 14 from 1:30–2:30 p.m. | Vendor Training with PlayPosit About How to Use Peer Review Features
  • Jan. 14 from 2:30–3:30 p.m. | Equitable Course Design
    • Discuss course alignment between assessments and outcomes with a friend for another perspective
    • Develop and/or get feedback on the scaffolding you’ve created for a project
    • Create or revise a rubric to use clear, student-centered language and relevant, measurable criteria
  • Jan. 18 from 9–10 a.m.| Open Workshop Time
    • Explore a workshop idea of your own to create a welcoming learning environment
  • Jan. 18 between 10 a.m.–1 p.m.| Make Your Learning Materials Accessible
    • Identify an area in your course where you can offer an alternate means of engagement, representation, or action/expression
    • Learn to use the UDOIT accessibility checker
  • Jan. 18 from 2–3 p.m.| Open Workshop Time
    • Explore a workshop idea of your own to create a welcoming learning environment