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Winter Workshop

Thank you for joining us this week for the 2021 CITL Winter Workshop! We truly enjoyed getting to spend a little time with you and appreciate all that you do for our students. All of the Winter Workshop recordings and session information can be retrieved by expanding the accordions below. If you have lingering questions from the workshop, please reach out to us at citl@wku.edu. We’d love to visit with you more about these topics.

A New Approach to Online Discussions
Hannah Digges-Elliott

In this webinar, we will discuss how to make the best use of an asynchronous discussion board in terms of question writing, instruction, participation, atypical discussion board pacing, and alternative grading parameters to improve the quality of your online discussions. 

Video Recording | PowerPoint Presentation

Stepping it up with Zoom
Alicia Pennington

Over the past two semesters we have all become familiar with Zoom meetings and classrooms, but are you utilizing Zoom to its fullest potential and optimizing the resources available to provide an engaging experience for students? Join us for a discussion of facilitation strategies, chat management, polls and breakout rooms - perhaps there is something new you'd like to try?!

Video Recording | PowerPoint Presentation | Resources

Brownbag Lunch - Lessons Learned: Logistics and Time Management in a Pandemic...Changes I'm making before the next time I teach.
Micah Logan & Juliana Ortolani

Figuring out classrom logistics and managing your time is difficult in the best of times and has certainly been even more challenging in the COVID-19 pandemic. Grab your lunch and join us for a discussion with colleagues about what has worked (or not worked) for you this past semester. We'll discuss strategies for monitoring attendance, keeping up with quarantined students, ideas for helping students better navigate deadlines, and more.

Video Recording | PowerPoint Presentation | Resources

Student Panel - My Experiences with Different Course Modalities: What Worked for Me
Facilitated by Marko Dumančić

In this panel discussion we will visit with students from across the university to hear their perspectives and experiences with hybrid learning in Fall 2020. We will ask them about what worked well, what might have worked better and what they would like to see continue in Spring 2021.

Video Recording 

Inclusive Teaching Strategies
Alicia Pennington & Cierra Waller

Inclusive teaching is about helping all students feel like they belong and can succeed in your class no matter their background (i.e. introversion, socioeconomic background, ideology, gender, ethnicity or race). It's about teaching and designing a course in a way that fosters the talents of all students. Join us to discuss ideas on how to tweak your course to include inclusive teaching strategies, three easy principles for inclusive teaching, and five ways to inclusively interact with students.

Video Recording| Resources | Website Link

Active Learning while Physically Distant
Micah Logan & Alicia Pennington

Whether we are face-to-face, hybrid or online, it is still important to consider ways that we can actively engage our students in the learning process. Join us for a discussion of various active learning strategies and ideas for implementation in a variety of modalities and situations – including how to accommodate learners with limited or no access to the internet.

Video Recording | PowerPoint Presentation | Resource Link #1 | Resource Link #2

Brownbag Lunch - Tips & Strategies: How to Survive a Semester without Spring Break
Marko Dumančić

A big change this spring will be the elimination of spring break. How will you adapt your calendar to accommodate this change and pace yourself through the semester? Join us for an informal discussion of tips and strategies for survival.

Video Recording | Resources

Teaching Honors Award Recipient Panel: Teaching during a Pandemic, What is Working for Me
Jennifer Hanley, Sarah (Herrick) Scali, and Janet Tassell

In this panel discussion, recipients of the 2020 CITL Teaching Honors Award will address how things have changed in their teaching since the pandemic began in March 2020 and how they have continued to place students and student learning first in their teaching. They will share reflections on their experiences and will highlight the ways in which their teaching may have changed for the better.

Video Recording 


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