Week 7: Amazing job, UNI!
OCTOBER CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Wednesday October 7, 12:00pm-1:00pm
PREPARING EDUCATORS TO IMPLEMENT STANDARDS-BASED GRADING
Presenter: Matt Townsley (Educational Leadership), author of Making Grades Matter: Standards-Based Grading in a Secondary PLC
This presentation is in some ways a continuation of Prof. Townsley’s CETL session from September, but it will be easily understood by anyone who may have missed the earlier presentation. Standards-based report cards have become the norm for Iowa elementary schools, and a growing number of Iowa's secondary schools are implementing standards-based grading (SBG) practices. This trend has already impacted our work with college-aged Iowans, and will shape our preparation of future Iowa educators. In this 60-minute workshop we will discuss key principles of SBG, and explore how we can prepare K-12 educators to transition from thinking about points and percentages towards communicating learning. Click here to enroll.
Tuesday, October 13, 3:00pm-4:00pm
UNI STUDENTS AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT: WHAT DO WE KNOW? AN ANALYSIS OF THE NATIONAL ASSESSMENT OF STUDENT COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT (NASCE) RESULTS
Presenter: Kristina Kofoot
Faculty and staff are invited to learn about students' perceptions of Community Engagement at UNI in the classroom and across campus. This presentation will share information gained from last fall’s administration of the National Assessment of Service and Community Engagement (NASCE). We will review an analysis of the 2019 results in comparison to 2015 NASCE results and review possible areas of growth and where UNI is excelling. Click here to enroll.
Wednesday, October 14, 9:00am-10:00am
THE POWER OF PRESENCE AT A DISTANCE
Presenter/Facilitator: Curtiss Hanson (Chemistry)
Professor Curt Hanson describes himself as “a typical faculty member, reluctant to change, rooted in practice by pedagogical habit and faith.” While not in a hurry to chase tech, or to change what was working, Dr. Hanson has nevertheless found opportunity in pandemic-inspired pedagogy. In this session he will share specific production tools and techniques that have helped him sustain the humanity and community of classrooms mediated by video, with distinct solutions for synchronous and asynchronous interactions. The limitations are real, but Hanson reports dividends in attendance, office hours, and comprehension. The format of this event will allow for discussion and for input from others so we can explore together what is working/not working and develop a wider profile of techniques and successes. Click here to enroll.
Tuesday, October 27, 12:00pm
YOUR INCLUSIVE CLASSROOM: ESSENTIAL GOOGLE TOOLS FOR STUDENT ENGAGEMENT AND SUCCESS THROUGH UDL
Presenters: Sarah Bryans-Bongey, Magdalena Galloway, Leigh Zeitz (Curriculum & Instruction)
Open the door to an engaged and inclusive classroom! During this interactive session, you’ll explore three main principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL), access helpful checklists and resources, and discover how free Google tools can help you implement the responsive and flexible benefits of UDL. Using the G-Suite apps and extensions, we will explore how you can make learning accessible to all learners. Create practical tools and strategies that you may be able to use next week. Click here to enroll.
Small Group Instructional Diagnosis (SGID) is a simple and straightforward method of mid-term course evaluation that uses an outside facilitator to conduct a discussion with students and to provide feedback to an instructor. SGIDs can help strengthen communication between faculty and students, offer an opportunity to make mid-semester course adjustments, and assist in the development of ideas for strengthening a course.
For Fall 2020 the CETL has adapted the SGID process to make it available as a 30-minute session via Zoom for any class that meets in person or synchronously online. The deadline to apply is noon on Friday, October 2, and all SGIDs will be conducted between October 6 and 16.
Click here to submit your application.
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- BTW, if you or your student could use a document camera, this hack by a Northwestern University engineering prof makes it possible for about 25 cents.
Register for Nationally Broadcast Webinars & Courses
- Free Webinars from Quality Matters - Live and archived sessions
- Teaching for Student Success: An Evidence-Based Approach - an 8.5 hour course from Indiana University (enroll as guest)
UNI Resources for Remote Learning
- Information on COVID-19 and updates on UNI Response
- UNI Forward Together
- Professional Development Opportunities for Faculty -- Summer 2020
- IT-ETMS -- Remote, Teaching, Learning, and Working [Learn about the UNI tools available to you.]
- CDE -- Professional Development: Online Course Design and Teaching
- Rod Library -- Remote Resources for Library Users
- Installing Microsoft Office on a Personal Computer (free for UNI students, faculty, and staff)
- "Are you Prepared?" [presentation by Jason Vetter to CBA faculty, 3/13/20]
- Shared Resources from UNI Community Members [Submit any items you would like to add to this folder to firstname.lastname@example.org.]
Podcasts & Subscriptions
- "The Key" with Inside Higher Ed: Candid conversations with higher ed newsmakers on how colleges and universities are coping with the pandemic and recession -- with a special focus on equity and lower-income students.
An Extensive Virtual Community
Advice Guides from The Chronicle
- "Moving Online Now: How to Keep Teaching During Coronavirus"
- “How to Be a Better Online Teacher”
- “How to Give Your Students Better Feedback with Technology”
- “How to Make Smart Choices About Tech for Your Course”
Remote Learning Classroom Models
- Classroom models: flipped, blended, and more (Clemson)
- Structures for flex classrooms: pros, cons, and pedagogical choice (Vanderbilt)
- Hybrid-Flexible Course Design (open access book by Brian Beatty)
- 7 Things You Should Know About the HyFlex Course Model (Educause)
Active Online Learning
- Engaging Students Through Asynchronous Video-Based Discussion in Online Courses (Educause) ***NEW POST!!!***
- Active Learning in Hybrid and Physically Distanced Classrooms (Derek Bruff)
- How to engage students in a hybrid classroom (The Chronicle)
- Active learning in an online course (Ohio State)
- Planning for HyFlex classes (José Bowen)
- Planning for Fall 2020: A closer look at hybrid-flexible course design (Kevin Kelly)
- Synchronous strategies for the "new normal" (Zahir Latheef)
- A Resource Guide for Transitioning Your Course Online (Magna)
- Dynamic Lecturing in Synchronous Online Lectures (Christine Harrington)
- Plenaries from AAC&U’s June 2020 Institute on Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Campus Centers
- On-Demand Webinar Series from AAC&U on “Quality, Equity, and Inclusion during the COVID Crisis”
- 6 Quick Ways to Be More Inclusive in a Virtual Classroom
- Anti-Racism Resources, Prince George's County Memorial Library System (Includes, until 8/20/20, Ibram X. Kendi in conversation on "How To Be An Anti-Racist")
Keeping it Human
- Trauma informed pedagogy - a blog with resources by Janice Carello
- Pedagogies of Care - a collection from University of West Virginia Press
Discipline-Specific Examples of Remote Learning Activities
- Online Science Simulations and Laboratory Resources
- Collection of Online Teaching Resources, searchable by discipline