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October 20, 2020

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Help Us Plan Spring Programming

Quick Tip of the Week

CITL Blog: Learning About High-Impact Practices With CIRTL

The SEISMIC Project Aims to Advance Equity and Inclusion in Foundational STEM Courses

Upcoming Events

For Graduate Students and Postdocs: Creating a Teaching Portfolio

Community Engaged Learning Series: How and What Do Students Learn in Community-Engaged Learning? Let’s Ask Them!

Meaningful Feedback on Student Writing

SoTL Brown Bag: Inclusion Where it Counts — The Student Perspective

IU Online Pre-conference: Teaching with the Spring 2021 Canvas Course Template

IU Online Pre-conference: Streamlining your Canvas Course with Modules

STEM Reads: Exploring Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice Topics in STEM Education

For Graduate Students: The Roles of Identity, Boundaries, and Empathy in the Classroom

Coffee Talk: Innovative Activities to Engage Students and Improve Learning

Teaching with the Spring 2021 Canvas Course Template

Streamlining your Canvas Course with Modules

Coffee Talk: When Difficult Topics Arise in the Online Classroom

Coffee Talk: Teaching Strategies for Equity and Inclusion

Announcements

Quick Tip of the Week

Allow Students to Choose which Zoom Breakout Room to Join

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CITL Blog: Learning About High-Impact Practices With CIRTL

Traditionally, HIPs take a substantial amount of time and effort, have real-world applications, have high expectations, and include frequent, constructive feedback. There are great benefits to engaging in HIPs. Students are more likely to finish their degree, as well as...

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The SEISMIC Project Aims to Advance Equity and Inclusion in Foundational STEM Courses

The Speaker Series for this multi-institutional research project starts on October 21 at noon.

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Upcoming Events

For Graduate Students and Postdocs: Writing a Teaching Statement

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 10:30 - 11:45 a.m., Online

In this workshop for graduate students, we will share strategies to reflect on teaching as well as information about the qualities of effective statements of teaching philosophy. Participants read and analyze a couple statements and receive reflection guides for getting started on their own teaching statement.

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Community Engaged Learning Series: How and What Do Students Learn in Community-Engaged Learning? Let’s Ask Them!

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 2 - 3 p.m., Online

Key features of Community-Engaged Learning (CEL) include integration of the community engaged experience to enhance student learning and reflection to help students link the CEL experience to their understanding of course content, the community, and themselves. How can teachers best achieve these goals?

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Meaningful Feedback on Student Writing

Friday, October 23, 2020 9 - 10:30 a.m., Online

In response to recent shifts to online and hybrid learning, this webinar will offer practical advice for efficiently providing different types of personalized feedback to student writing. This webinar will also offer pedagogical reasons for opening up communication between learners and instructors through meaningful writing feedback.

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SoTL Brown Bag: Inclusion Where it Counts — The Student Perspective

Friday, October 23, 2020 12:30 - 1:30 p.m., Online

“Diversity” and “inclusion” are slowly becoming more permanent concepts in the academy. Many institutions of higher learning are taking greater steps to demonstrate their commitment to these ideals within student and faculty recruitment, extracurricular activities, campus climate, and course offerings, particularly after the events of the past 6 months...

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IU Online Pre-conference: Teaching with the Spring 2021 Canvas Course Template

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 10 - 10:45 a.m., Online

During this webinar, offered by eLearning Design and Services in collaboration with the IU campus teaching and learning centers, you will learn more about what the template offers you, how to apply the template to your course, and receive answers to your questions about how to individualize the template to your personal teaching style and class format.

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IU Online Pre-conference: Streamlining your Canvas Course with Modules

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 11 - 11:45 a.m., Online

Searching for a way to ensure your students can easily locate necessary course information and assignments? Modules can be your answer. Well-organized Canvas Modules effectively communicate course requirements and your expectations.

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STEM Reads: Exploring Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice Topics in STEM Education

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 3 - 4 p.m., Online

Are you looking for a community to discuss approaches to STEM education? What better way than to dig into good books, articles, and media posts with follow-up discussions about different teaching approaches? Join CITL consultants and Science Librarians for STEM Reads. This group is open to instructors of all levels.

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For Graduate Students: The Roles of Identity, Boundaries, and Empathy in the Classroom

Friday, October 30, 2020 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m., Online

One of the main challenges of teaching is to establish an identity as a teacher with healthy boundaries with students while maintaining empathy in the classroom. By the end of this workshop, participants will learn concrete skills for these goals: conveying your identity, maintaining boundaries and demonstrating empathy.

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Coffee Talk: Innovative Activities to Engage Students and Improve Learning

Monday, November 2, 2020 9:30 - 10:30 a.m., Online

When teaching in an online environment, it can be challenging to create innovative activities to engage students and help them learn course content. In this Coffee Talk, several instructors will share their strategies for engaging students using authentic scenarios and problems to solve, improvisation to build community, and student-produced videos to actively involve students with course content.

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Teaching with the Spring 2021 Canvas Course Template

Multiple Dates and Times, Online

During this webinar, offered by eLearning Design and Services in collaboration with the IU campus teaching and learning centers, you will learn more about what the template offers you, how to apply the template to your course, and receive answers to your questions about how to individualize the template to your personal teaching style and class format.

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Streamlining your Canvas Course with Modules

Tuesday, November 3, 2020 11 - 11:45 a.m., Online

Searching for a way to ensure your students can easily locate necessary course information and assignments? Modules can be your answer. Well-organized Canvas Modules effectively communicate course requirements and your expectations.

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Coffee Talk: When Difficult Topics Arise in the Online Classroom

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 10 - 10:50 a.m., Online

Some of our classrooms have always been a place where difficult topics could emerge. Also, our disciplines require students to have an understanding of systemic structures in society. With recent events, difficult topics may take center stage in your online classroom. Join us for this Coffee Talk to exchange tools and techniques for handling difficult topics in your online classroom.

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Coffee Talk: Teaching Strategies for Equity and Inclusion

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 4 - 5 p.m., Online

In this Coffee Talk, several instructors will share their strategies for incorporating concepts of diversity and intersectionality into their courses; discussing challenging topics, including current events; and using inclusive course materials. Join us for a casual conversation and share your own teaching strategies for inclusion and equity.

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