Planned sessions/opportunities for faculty development for teaching and learning
Short, instructional technology workshops
- Offered: May 12, 2020 – June 25, 2020
- Instructional Technology Lab (ITL) workshops provide training in Blackboard and our enterprise technologies used in online and hybrid yearning. The 21 workshops include topics such as:
Longer guided transition of course materials to online/HyFlex
- Offered: Three 2.5 day sessions: June 8-11, June 15-17, and July 6-8
- The FLEX teaching camps focus on transitioning existing coursework to online and HyFlex formats. Emphasis in these programs is to help instructors navigate how to manage large classes in a HyFlex format, making choices about how to maximize face-2-face and online interactions, continue to advance skills in online learning, and mastering the most essential learning technologies.
- Offered: Starting June 1, 2020
- The Peer-to-Peer program pairs faculty experienced with virtual learning with those new to virtual learning to discuss best practices and work through specific issues.
Faculty webinar series
- Offered: Not scheduled
- Drs. Ryan Watkins, Natalie Milman, and Michael Corry, Graduate School for Education and Human Development faculty who specialize in online learning and technologies, will be developing a webinar series that targets key concerns for online instructors. Webinar topics will include:
- Redesigning your course for uncertainty
- Getting prepared to teach in a flexible hybrid mode
- Promoting online student success
Faculty panel on lessons learned during the spring transition
- Offered: Not scheduled
- A panel of faculty members will share various approaches they used to conduct their courses during the spring 2020 virtual learning period. Faculty will discuss how they: used a mobile device to record lectures, incorporated a physical whiteboard in a Blackboard Collaborate session, used paper or a digital pen to record handwriting, and used breakout rooms to manage and engage students in their large enrollment course.
- Offered: Currently available
- The Online Teaching in Ten Minutes videos, developed by GW instructional designers, help instructors create more engaging online classes and activities. They are designed to help instructors learn a skill and be able to apply it with only 10 minutes of viewing time. Areas of focus already developed are:
- Creating a Great Discussion Board: Setting Up Boards and Expectations
- Creating a Great Discussion Board: Planning a Strategy and Writing Questions
- Creating a Great Discussion Board: Moderation and Assessment
- Designing a Learner-Centered Assessment in Online Environments
- Developing Asynchronous Activities
- Hosting an Engaging Collaborative Sync Session
- Supporting Student Well-Being Online
Additionally, we are launching a concierge navigation program this summer where a team of LAI personnel will be in direct contact with summer instructors and departments to help them navigate LAI and Instructional Core resources. This is a more intimate response to the needs of departments and instructors that continue to struggle with online learning. The role of the concierges will be to direct instructors and departments to the services we have at LAI to lessen the likelihood of anyone being lost in the process.
The Instructional Continuity Website provides all faculty with access to resources to help with virtual instruction approaches during this fluid learning environment.