Summer Book Club

Teaching Toolkit CVM Teaching Academy

The CVM Teaching Academy continues the "Teaching Tool Kit Series" this summer in a slightly modified fashion.


We know many of us who have been up to our necks in the COVID-19 teaching adaptions and are exhausted. However, we want to use our summer CVM TA Teaching Toolkit series to share some specific lessons learned with socially distanced teaching. This seems timely as there is a very good chance we will be doing more of the same during the next year.

Experts tell us that one of the most powerful faculty development tools is just getting highly motivated educators together in a room to talk about teaching and learning – i.e. to share their ideas and practices. So let’s do it! Via ZOOM, of course.



What socially distanced teaching and learning felt like to me (Steve Lampa’s word cloud):
Lampa Word Cloud for socially distance teaching

THE PLAN:

We will start with 1-2 informal and collaborative sessions where we will just share some of our approaches using Zoom meetings.

Questions to discuss:

  1. What did you do?
  2. What seemed to work well?
  3. What did not work as well?
  4. What ideas do you have for improvement?

If you’re interested in sharing an approach, please email Steve Hines and Rachel Halsey so we might start to put together an initial rotation and get off to a good start. Again, we expect to have additional opportunities to present and are developing a weekly schedule.

EXAMPLES OF IDEAS:

  • Live synchronous sessions versus asynchronous sessions versus a mix
  • Who used some of the previously unexplored features of ZOOM? (break-out rooms, polling, whiteboard & annotation, etc.)
  • Who used previous Panopto recordings versus who created new content and/or videos?
  • What seemed most successful (or un-successful) in connecting with students and promoting engagement?

2020 Summer Schedule:

All sessions will be held via Zoom at 11:00 am (Pacific time)  - unless otherwise stated

Click on the titles to RSVP for the specific Teaching Tool kit session! 


Date
Group Leader
Topic
May 28
Steve Hines 

Title: What We Learned (from our online teaching experiences) - Part 1

Description: Experts tell us that one of the most powerful faculty development tools is just getting highly motivated educators together in a room to talk about teaching and learning - i.e. to share their ideas and practices. So let's do it! Via ZOOM, of course!

This ZOOM meeting will be the first during which we will begin to share our experiences with online teaching this past spring. It still seems very likely that thanks to the novel coronavirus we will all be doing some significant online teaching when classes resume in the fall. In addition, many of us were forced into new methods, including some we'd been wanting to try, and learned a few new things as a result.

Agenda for May 28, at 1:00 pm: 
Approximately 10 minutes each. Informal, but please be prepared to talk and/or share your screen.

  1. DVM curriculum - Year 1
  2. DVM curriculum - Year 2
  3. DVM curriculum - year 3
  4. Undergraduate curriculum
  5. Other
  6. Repeat

Recording - Starts at the 36:00 minute marker
Agenda

June 2
Steve Hines

Title: What We Learned (from our online teaching experiences) - Part 2

Agenda:  Round Robin for this week's discussion:

  1. Sam Gizerian – VoiceThread (undergraduate)
  2. Bethany Colaprete/Rocky Lucas – COLE mentor training
  3. Heloisa Rutigliano – USU Y1 and/or Y2
  4. Pete Meighan – DVM Y1 (video production)

Recording

June 9
Steve Hines

Title: What We Learned (from our online teaching experiences) - Part 3 

Agenda: Part 3 of “what we learned”

  1. Bill Davis – CVM, SMB
  2. Martin Maquivar – CAHNRS
  3. Using Zoom breakroom rooms (by request) – Steve Hines
    We will put participants into breakout room to demonstrate some of the features.
  4. Requests for upcoming sessions?

Material:

June 16
Steve Hines

Title: What We Learned (from our online teaching experiences) - Part 4

Material

June 23
Christie Kittle & Samuel Aires

Title: Community Building and Connection

Description: 

  • Define and explore Community-Centered environment.
  • Identify strategies to engage students in small groups.
  • Locate resources for further exploration

 

Material:

June 30
Bob Mitchell

Title: Preparing for more online teaching this fall – Panopto and Blackboard tests basics

Description: Come join us as Bob Mitchell, WSU CVM - VIS Instructional Support, presents some basic instructions on a couple of very useful online teaching tools.

  • Panopto – recording instructional videos in your office or home for asynchronous student viewing
  • Blackboard tests – the basics for creating and deploying online exams in Blackboard.

Material

 

VIEW THE 2019 SCHEDULE AND HANDOUTS.

View the 2018 schedule and handouts.

VIEW THE 2017 SCHEDULE AND HANDOUTS.

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