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November 2, 2020

Announcements

Teaching During (and after) the Election

Apply Now for Active Learning Classrooms for Fall 2021

Advancing Teaching and Learning with Technology Symposium

Register for 2020 Fall Teaching Symposium Events

Upcoming Events

Streamlining Your Canvas Course with Modules

Teaching with the Spring 2021 Canvas Course Template

Virtual Drop-in Tech for Teaching Help: Group Work and Class Presentations

Teaching Symposium Coffee Talk: How to Connect with Students in Online Classes

For Graduate Students: How to Develop a Syllabus

Teaching Symposium Coffee Talk: Using Group Work to Engage Students and Improve Learning

Teaching Symposium Coffee Talk: Innovative Strategies for Holding Students Accountable and Assessing Learning

CEL Coffee Talk: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice in Community Engaged Learning

2020 Teaching Symposium Panel Discussion: Teaching Innovations and the Way Forward

SoTL Event: Cheating Lessons: Learning from Academic Dishonesty

Writing Assignments as Alternatives to Traditional Exams

SoTL Brownbag: Expansive Framing Survey for Online Learners: A Situative Alternative to the Community of Inquiry Survey

Announcements

Apply Now for Active Learning Classrooms for Fall 2021

Apply now to teach in Student Building 015 or Cedar Hall 102 for Fall 2021.

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Advancing Teaching and Learning with Technology Symposium

The ATLT Symposium brings the higher education community together to showcase existing and emerging instructional technologies and their pedagogical application. The Keynote Speaker will lead an interactive session on creating equitable and inclusive online classrooms.

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Register for 2020 Fall Teaching Symposium Events

The 2020 Fall Teaching Symposium events are posted on the CITL events page and are available for registration. Learn more about innovative teaching strategies on a variety of topics in Coffee Talks and a panel discussion featuring teaching faculty from across the campus.

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Upcoming Events

Streamlining Your Canvas Course with Modules

Friday, November 13, 2020 10 - 10:45 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. Especially in times of high stress, clear communication and easy-to-find information are critical.

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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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Virtual Drop-in Tech for Teaching Help: Group Work and Class Presentations

Multiple Dates and Times, Online

Have a quick Canvas question but aren't sure if you need a formal consultation? Looking for some tips or assistance but aren't sure where to begin? Hoping to learn what other instructors are experiencing in their courses? Join CITL consultant Jennifer Turrentine in this Virtual Office Hours. Drop in at your convenience and stay as little or as long as you'd like.

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Teaching Symposium Coffee Talk: How to Connect with Students in Online Classes

Thursday, November 5, 2020 2 - 3 p.m., Online

In the move to online teaching and learning, one aspect of face-to-face instruction that can be challenging to re-create is the connection between an instructor and their students. In this Coffee Talk, instructors will share their strategies for keeping in regular contact with students and learning about their experiences in the course; provide individualized feedback, and using technology effectively to facilitate communicating with students.

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For Graduate Students: How to Develop a Syllabus

Friday, November 6, 2020 12 - 1 p.m., Online

In this webinar, we'll discuss how to develop a course proposal/syllabus. First, participants will dissect a sample syllabus that has been taught at Indiana University. Second, we will share principles of backward course design. Lastly, participants should bring an idea for a course at any stage in development: from a broad concept to a sample syllabus, or anything in between.

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Teaching Symposium Coffee Talk: Using Group Work to Engage Students and Improve Learning

Friday, November 6, 2020 12 - 1 p.m., Online

How can we use group work to build community and enhance student learning in online and face to face classes? In this Coffee Talk, instructors will share their strategies for enhancing interaction among students in online discussion boards as well as face-to-face and synchronous online classes; using technology effectively to promote active discussion, and promoting a sense of community in large classes.

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Teaching Symposium Coffee Talk: Innovative Strategies for Holding Students Accountable and Assessing Learning

Friday, November 6, 2020 1:30 - 2:30 p.m., Online

In online as well as face-to-face courses, it is especially challenging to design innovative assessments that engage students while allowing them to show what they have learned. Equally challenging is the task of holding students accountable for their work while avoiding “busywork.” In this Coffee Talk, instructors will share their strategies for assessing learning while students are engaging with new content...

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CEL Coffee Talk: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice in Community Engaged Learning

Friday, November 6, 2020 2 - 3 p.m., Online

Though often overlooked in favor of offering students “real world” experience in their academic discipline, grappling with fundamental social and civic dilemmas is a central component and outcome of community-engaged pedagogies. CEL classes can address these dilemmas in the world and in the classroom through lenses of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice (DEIJ).

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2020 Teaching Symposium Panel Discussion: Teaching Innovations and the Way Forward

Friday, November 6, 2020 3 - 4:30 p.m., Online

This session is the culmination of this year’s Teaching Symposium, a showcase where teaching faculty can share their teaching and learning innovations with the entire campus. The plenary session will include remarks by Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education Martha Oakley, brief descriptions of innovative teaching strategies used by the faculty panelists, and a panel discussion focusing on...

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SoTL Event: Cheating Lessons: Learning from Academic Dishonesty

Thursday, November 12, 2020 1 - 2:15 p.m., Online

When students engage in academically dishonest behaviors, they may be responding to subtle pressures in the learning environment that interfere with deep learning and nudge them toward cheating. Hence if we can gain a better understanding of the reasons for academically dishonest behavior, we can use that knowledge to improve our course design, teaching practices, and communication with students.

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Writing Assignments as Alternatives to Traditional Exams

Friday, November 13, 2020 1 - 2:30 p.m., Online

Are you interested in assessing what students have learned in your course but want to get away from traditional, high-stakes mid-term and final exams? Do you already use alternative assessments in your class and want more creative ideas for how to structure and grade these assignments? Please join us as Dr. Ben Kravitz from the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences discusses the ways in which he prepares students to do well on longer writing assignments through...

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SoTL Brownbag: Expansive Framing Survey for Online Learners: A Situative Alternative to the Community of Inquiry Survey

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 10:30 - 11:30 a.m., Online

Over 6500 online college students completed a new survey about situative “framing” of their learning. The survey and underlying theory present an alternative to the popular Community of Inquiry survey that is based on older socio-constructivist learning theory. Exploratory factor analysis initially validated the factor structure and the...

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