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Authentic Assessment & Student Success

Authentic assessments ask students to apply their learning to new situations. It is often contrasted with conventional test assessments and can be described as “messy and complex.” This session will address strategies around creating rubrics, providing feedback, and reaching learning outcomes in order to gauge student success. Spoiler: clarity and consistency are key! Slide Deck […]

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Community Building in Online Spaces

While online learning often gets framed as less social than f2f sessions, the internet actually offers possibilities for building connections among learners and across student/faculty boundaries. This session explores how that can happen, spaces for supporting it, and also reasons why it may not work optimally during the pandemic. We’ll look at issues of connection […]

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Designing Assignments for Online Environments

Through collaboration, low stakes/entry digital tools, and active learning exercises there are many ways to transform f2f assignments into online assignments. Using small adjustments this presentation will focus on strategies for creating online assignments framed within UDL principles, an understanding of cognitive load, and backward design. Slide Deck One Page Resource on Designing Assignments   […]

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Instructional Design: Basics for a COVID Semester

While Covid19 didn’t create the current challenges that are facing our classrooms it has brought the conversation to the fore. This presentation will look at the new reality for students and faculty learning in an age in information abundance and present concepts to help us design effective and caring courses. As a change leader, an […]

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The Power of Place: How Place-Centered Education is the Secret to raising a new Generation of Empowered Students

Place-Based Education (PBE), so named by David Sobel, is a unique teaching technique that has been developing within the educational community. More than ever, teachers are looking to provide students with not only education, but the skills necessary to make use of it. PBE fills this need by using both the natural landscape and human […]

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Teaching with Equity and Inclusion

How can our course designs and teaching practices evolve to respond proactively and effectively to social demands for equity and inclusion? Explore these resources from an October 2020 CoLab hosted event featuring PSU assistant professor of public health Suzanne Gaulocher and John Martin of University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Academic Technology division. Workshop Google Doc