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February 2021

Zoom Class Management: Reporting Tools and New Updates

February 26 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Online

Review of the reporting tools and updates to Zoom software that improve your class management. Time for open Q&A and discussion. Host: Cathy Kawalek Register in advance for this meeting: https://baruch.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUrf-2trD4rGNzlBllbgWqz7kciL0kQ6wd8 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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Writing Syllabi that Promote and Embrace Diversity and Inclusion

February 26 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Online

This event is part of Transformative Learning in Humanities (TLH's) Spring 2021 series on active and participatory learning in the classroom. Organized by Lucie Mingla (City College of Technology and Borough of Manhattan Community College) Description and registration information here: Writing Syllabi that Promote and Embrace Diversity and Inclusion  

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Distance Learning: Weekly Check-in

February 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This informal online check-in session is an opportunity to connect with colleagues: to celebrate successes and collectively work through any challenges that may arise.

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March 2021

Building Student Reflection in Your Course

March 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online

In this session, we will share prompts and ideas for encouraging student reflection on their questions, motivations, and concerns. Sometimes, all students need is a little bit of class time and encouragement to reflect on their learning, their experiences in school, their hopes and intentions, and the forces impacting them. Opportunities for reflection are always valuable, but they may be especially important in times like these, when we do not see our students face-to-face or fully understand how the pandemic…

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Twine, An Open-Source Tool for Non-Linear Storytelling and Gaming Pedagogy (TLH)

March 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online

This event is part of  the Transformative Learning in the Humanities (TLH's) Spring 2021 series on active and participatory learning. This workshop will be an introduction to Twine, an open-source digital tool for telling non-linear, interactive stories based on a choose-your-own-adventure model. Chris Klimas, the award-winning creator of Twine, will introduce the tool, discuss how it contributes to the growing gaming pedagogy movement and lead a hands-on portion of the workshop which will take the participants through the creation of…

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Reflecting on a Year of Distance Teaching and Learning

March 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online

It’s been an extraordinary year. We invite faculty and staff who support student learning, to come together as a community and reflect on how we have faced and adjusted to some very difficult circumstances. It’s a chance to acknowledge the challenges we have faced, the experiments we have made, the lessons learned and our hopes and concerns for the year ahead. Register in advance for this meeting: https://baruch.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIuceqppz4vG9PNB5rUow4YJBgaD1jI_V6C After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining…

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Fostering Academic Integrity on Exams: Alternative Approaches to Online Proctoring Solutions

March 18 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Online

As part of Ethics Week, this event shares approaches faculty are taking to encourage academic integrity that don’t rely on the use of online proctoring solutions. The question of how to foster academic integrity in teaching, particularly when it comes to high-stakes exams, is of great concern to many faculty and students. Approaches to academic integrity in online teaching are complicated, as the test-taking environment is no longer bound by the physical location of a classroom. In response to this…

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It’s March 24. Do you know where your students are? On Classroom Culture and Staying Connected

March 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online

The COVID crisis and online learning have placed new constraints on students’ access to our courses, and some may struggle in new ways to stay connected. This workshop will discuss strategies for drawing students into (or back into) a classroom culture and communicating with them about their options.

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