The Center for eLearning and the Center for Faculty Excellence are collaborating to deliver an engaging speaker series for the 2020-2021 academic year. Our speakers will focus on current pedagogy topics and trends as well as best practices in online, remote, hyflex and traditional courses.
Upcoming: "Flipping Your Online Classroom" Faculty Panel Discussion
Date/ Time: Thursday, November 19th, 11:20AM - 12:20PM
Moderated by: Joanne Goodell, Professor of Mathematics Education & Director of the Center for Faculty Excellence
Description: Join former facilitators of the CFE book discussion group as they talk about how they have used strategies learned from reading "Flipped Learning: A Guide for Higher Education Faculty" by Robert Talbert. This book discussion will be offered again in the Spring 2021 semester, as part of our Keep Teaching initiative.
Assistant Dean of Online and Innovative Pedagogies at Northern Arizona University. Author (with James M. Lang) of Small Teaching Online: Applying Learning Science in Online Classes
Flower Darby celebrates and promotes excellent teaching for the sake of our students and their learning. She’s the Assistant Dean of Online and Innovative Pedagogies at Northern Arizona University, where she’s taught face-to-face, blended, and online for over 23 years in English, Educational Technology, Leadership, Dance and Pilates. She loves to apply effective teaching principles and practices across the disciplines and to help others do the same. Flower speaks, writes, presents and consults on teaching and learning theory and practice both nationally and internationally, and she’s the author, with James M. Lang, of Small Teaching Online: Applying Learning Science in Online Classes (2019).
Friday, October 16, 2020, 11:00am-12:30pm
Online courses present unique challenges for both students and faculty. Small teaching can help. We’ll explore practical, evidence-based changes you can make in your online teaching practice, small but impactful adjustments that result in significant gains in student engagement and learning. Whether you’re new or experienced online faculty, you’ll gain brief learning activities, minor course design modifications, and simple changes to your communication with online students, based on the approach outlined in Small Teaching Online: Applying Learning Science in Online Classes (2019). If you teach in blended and face-to-face formats you’ll also gain strategies to make better use of your Learning Management System to enhance your efforts in the classroom. Together we’ll discover how rewarding online teaching and learning can be.
Associate Dean of Educational Technology at Denver Seminary. Author, Excellent Online Teaching: Effective Strategies for a Successful Semester Online and Online Teaching with Zoom: A Guide for Teaching and Learning with Videoconference Platforms
Aaron Johnson is the author of the text Excellent Online Teaching: Effective Strategies for a Successful Semester Online and Online Teaching with Zoom: A Guide for Teaching and Learning with Videoconference Platforms. Aaron began his career teaching for a private high school in Ohio. He currently resides in Colorado where he is the Associate Dean of Educational Technology at Denver Seminary. As a technical advisor and faculty developer, he spends his days helping faculty to create better online classes and to become better online teachers. His area of expertise is in creating community and facilitating relationship within the online classroom.
Friday, September 25, 2020, 10:30 am - 11:45 am
- Participants will play the role of students in several activities
- We’ll focus on variety and on learning activities that work across different disciplines
- We’ll use polling, breakouts, individual activities, reflections, and collaborative tasks.
Friday, September 25, 2020, 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
This session will focus on the key skills of facilitating learning in small groups with Zoom. We’ll also spend time discussing how to successfully transition between small group and large group learning.Participants will experience breakouts, transitions, and large-group debriefs.