Inclusive Teaching Tidbits Webinar Series

The Office of Instruction and Assessment has launched the new webinar series Inclusive Teaching Tidbits. On this website, you will find webinar recordings, materials, and additional resources. Please direct questions, suggestions for future topics of this series, or consultation requests in these topics to Mascha N. Gemein (mngemein@arizona.edu) and Katie Southard (ksouthard@arizona.edu)

Register through our Webinars & Classes site.

Going Global: When In-Person Courses Go Online

The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed much in-person instruction into the remote classroom space. Many students who would otherwise reside on campus are now located in various time zones and across the world. We are drawing from the experience of UA Global instructors and experts in a series of two panels to illuminate key considerations and effective teaching strategies for the global, remote classroom for anyone. Each panel includes interactive elements for participants and is followed by a “social” half hour that allows for additional, unstructured conversation with the panelists.

This third set of conversations in the Inclusive Teaching Tidbits series is a collaboration between OIA and UA Global. Mascha and Katie are welcoming Global Curriculum Coordinator, Kate Shea, as co-moderator for these panels.


Going Global: Humanizing Remote Classroom Design and Communication

January 6, 2021 (Wednesday) at 2 to 3 pm MST (social half hour to follow)

Moderators: Katie Southard, PhD (OIA) & Kate Shea, MLIS, MA (UA Global)

Panelists:

  • A photo of Sumayya Granger, PhD
    Sumayya Granger, PhD
    Associate Director of Program Administration, Center for English as a Second Language; Assistant Professor, Public and Applied Humanities
  • photo of Erika Ebermann, MD
    Erika Ebermann, MD
    Faculty of Architecture, Universidad de Ciencias Aplicadas, Lima, Peru; Global Lecturer, SBE, University of Arizona, Lima, Peru
  • photo of Lauren Harvey, MA
    Lauren Harvey, MA
    Writing Support Specialist, Instruction and Assessment; PhD Candidate, SLAT; Graduate Associate, Writing Program

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Going Global: Flipped Learning in Online Classrooms

January 8, 2021 (Friday) at 2 to 3 pm MST (social half hour to follow)

If you are new to the concept of flipped learning, we recommend that you read the mini-primer "Flipping Your Classes to Enhance Active Learning" as an introduction and a great collection of resources on that topic.

Moderators: Mascha Gemein, PhD (OIA) & Kate Shea, MLIS, MA (UA Global)

Panelists:

  • A photo of Spencer
    Spencer Willis. DrPH;
    Assistant Professor of Practice, Online Faculty Development, Instruction and Assessment
  • A photo of Lysette
    Lysette Davis, PhD;
    Director of Honors Online and Experiential Learning, UArizona Honors College
  • A photo of Cac
    Cac Dao, PhD;
    Professor of Practice, Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering and Mechanics; Lead, UArizona Civil Engineering program at the American University in Phnom Penh (AUPP)

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Effects of Trauma on Learners and Learning

Webinar: August 4, 2020 (Tuesday) 3:00-3:50PM

In this webinar, we will define trauma and the potential effects of trauma on learners and learning. We will tackle what it means to be trauma-informed in the teaching and learning environment and consider the impact of our current climate on our students. The format of this webinar will include interactive presentation and group discussion. Due to the nature of this sensitive topic, we will not ask participants in this webinar to share personal experiences with trauma, traumatic events, or encounters with students experiencing trauma.

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Trauma-Informed Teaching: Reflection, Approach, and Teaching Practice

Webinar: August 6, 2020 (Thursday) 3:00-3:50PM

In this webinar, we will take a deeper dive into practical steps for shaping trauma-informed teaching practice. We will provide several options for engagement in next-steps for integrating trauma-informed teaching into your own reflections, approach, and teaching context through thematic breakout session discussions. Due to the nature of this sensitive topic, we will not ask participants to share personal experiences with trauma, traumatic events, or encounters with students experiencing trauma.

 

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Inclusivity in the Zoom Classroom:   A Practical Guide

Keeping all Students in Mind: Tidbits for Creating an Inclusive Learning Environment in Zoom

Webinar: May 18, 2020 (Monday) 1:00-1:45PM

In this webinar, we will discuss concrete strategies for increasing access to learning for students struggling with the various challenges of online and remote learning. We will offer evidence-based strategies to tackle commonly experienced challenges that instructors face in synchronous Zoom sessions. Small changes in structure and communication can create meaningful opportunities for increased student engagement and comfort.

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Zooming In: Responding to Conflict and Emotionally-Charged Moments in the Zoom Classroom

Webinar: May 20, 2020 (Wednesday) 1:00-1:45PM

In this webinar, we will be addressing conflict and challenging moments in the Zoom classroom, using examples such as dealing with microaggressions, insults, or bias in discussions or written posts. We will discuss specific teaching strategies to use in these “hot moments”. Resources and tools will be offered to explore these topics further.

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