Associate Faculty Teaching Forum Sessions

Concurrent Forums I (5 - 6 p.m.)

Teaching Inclusively in the Classroom and Online

Students are more likely to persist and succeed when they engage course content and one another in their learning. Diversity in the classroom promises learning opportunities for all, but diversity without equity and inclusion can work to hinder conversations and student learning. Participants in this session will discuss ways to address some of the issues that hinder conversation—including stereotype threat, microaggressions, and bias in the classroom—and will also discuss ways to encourage every student to actively contribute and feel included in the learning process.

Canvas: Ten Simple Tips + BYOQ (Bring Your Own Questions)

Getting to know the ins and outs of Canvas can take some time. This session will provide participants with simple tips to make their course easier to navigate, streamline communication, and to provide clear expectations for students. Participants are encouraged to bring their questions, and to bring their laptops so that they may try out tips introduced during the session.

Beyond the ice-breaker: Building community among students in the classroom and online

Instructors who build a sense of community create a social environment that minimizes disruptions and leads to greater collaboration and sharing among students. Participants in this session will discuss ways to help students develop a sense of competence, belonging, and connectedness to one another, to the course content, and to the instructor.

Concurrent Forums II (6:30 - 7:30 p.m.)

Giving Feedback to Students in the Classroom and Online

This session will engage participants in a conversation about the challenges and benefits of providing students with meaningful feedback in the classroom, in clinical education settings, and online. Panelists and participants will define "meaningful feedback," discussing their techniques for, and experiences with, providing useful feedback. They will also share experiences with, and approaches to, presenting “negative” feedback.

Using Zoom to engage your students

Are you interested in having online office hours? Holding class while you are out of town? Inviting a guest speaker from anywhere in the world? Having students record their group meetings or dialogues? Then Zoom might be just the tool for you. IU faculty, staff, and students can use Zoom, a video conferencing and online collaboration tool, to host meetings that anyone can join. Come learn how users access their account, schedule, manage and record meetings, as well as how to use Zoom as an effective conferencing tool.

From wars stories to reflections: Helping students situate and articulate their learning

Many Instructors consider reflection, and reflective writing skills, to be integral to student learning. Students who engage in reflective practices become fully engaged in the process of making meaning, and therefore, fully engaged in learning. But how can one help students get the most from reflections and reflective practice? This session’s conversation will focus on ways to implement reflective practice effectively in your course.

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