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Annual Summer Institute

2020 Summer Institute for Teaching and Learning

Our annual Summer Institute showcases best practices on how to implement effective instructional strategies, facilitate learner-centered interaction and collaboration, and create objective-oriented assessments to enhance teaching and learning. This year, in a completely online environment via Zoom and Canvas, faculty members will share effective teaching strategies, while presenting examples of their courses. There will also be an opportunity to hear them reflect on how they have transitioned their courses online in these trying times.

Check out the full agenda below with descriptions of the sessions and review our list of Presenters.

When: Wednesday, June 3, 2020 9am to 3:45pm
Where: Live online sessions in Zoom with resources available in Canvas

Registration for the 2020 Summer Institute is now closed

9:00-9:45 Plenary Session: What I Will Do Differently: Reviewing Spring Courses & Student Responses to Plan for Fall 2020
Track 1 Track 2
10:00-10:45 Best Practices in Online Teaching Inclusive Books: Reimagining a Term Paper as a Video Project
11:00-11:45 Unsupervised Online Formative Assessment Quizzes: A Model to Enhance Student Preparedness & Self-Reflection Increasing Student Engagement
with Canvas Conferences
12:00-12:30 Break for Lunch
12:30-1:45 Plenary Session: Learning from Online Programs
Track 1 Track 2
2:00-2:45 Tips for Creating Engaging DIY Videos Universal Design for Learning for Online Classes in the Arts
3:00-3:45 From Reactive to Proactive:
The Beginner’s Mind of Planning for Fall 2020
Creating Dynamic Course Content,
Utilizing Panopto and Other Video Software

Session Descriptions:

9:00am

Plenary:
What I Will Do Differently: Reviewing Spring Courses & Student Responses to Plan for Fall 2020

Presenters: This panel discussion will be led by Dr. Emily Isaacs, Executive Director of the Office for Faculty Advancement.

Dr. Kate E. Temoney, Assistant Professor of Religion, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Dr. Kirsten Monsen, Associate Professor of Biology, College of Science and Mathematics

Description: What went really well? What didn’t? In this session faculty who taught this spring will demonstrate this practice by reflecting on their spring semester with a deliberate eye to teaching this fall, imagining a variety of teaching scenarios. Faculty reflections will be supported by data gathered from student surveys on their experiences of learning in the spring.

10:00am

Best Practices in Online Teaching

Presenter: Dr. Zoë Burkholder, Associate Professor of Educational Foundations, College of Education and Human Services

Description: Join Dr. Zoë Burkholder, Associate Professor of Educational Foundations, and Joe Russo, Instructional Designer with ITDS as they discuss some of the best practices in online teaching. They will discuss their experiences in delivering courses in different formats, in person, hybrid and online, and some of the challenges to overcome in addressing those different modalities.

Inclusive Books: Reimagining a Term Paper as a Video Project

Presenter: Dr. María Cioè-Peña, Assistant Professor of Teaching and Learning, College of Education and Human Services

Description: As educators, we often think of ways to better develop assessments to be more authentic and engaging for our students. Last summer, a spark of inspiration helped transform a static term paper into an expressive video project. How was this accomplished? Join María Cioè-Peña and Chris Petrillo, Associate Instructional Designer with ITDS, as they talk about their collaborative journey in bringing the “Inclusive Books” video assignment to life, including the successes, pitfalls, and lessons learned through two semesters of teaching.

11:00am

Unsupervised Online Formative Assessment Quizzes:
A Model to Enhance Student Preparedness & Self-Reflection

Presenter: James Ascuitto, Adjunct Professor of Teaching and Learning, College of Education and Human Services

Description: The ability for students to develop a more metacognitive approach to learning, or what has become to be known as assessment as learning. These ideas are based upon research studies focusing on how on-line assessments can support the learning process. Join Jim Ascuitto and Joe Russo as they discuss the implementation of this in a Canvas course.

Increasing Student Engagement in with Canvas Conferences

Presenter: Dr. Courtney Reinisch, Undergraduate Program Director and Associate Professor of Nursing, School of Nursing

Description: Student engagement can be a challenge over 15 weeks in an online course. Planning on campus, face to face meetings increases engagement. However, this is not always a feasible option for adult learners. Campus constrictions such as traffic and parking can make the experience less than satisfying for many students. Synchronous conferencing at scheduled intervals may be a viable solution to keep students feeling a part of a learning community, motivated, and excited to learn. This session will discuss one faculty’s experience of teaching a course in both a hybrid and online format and the addition of the use of conferencing to improve the experience of the online students

12:30pm

Plenary:
Learning from Online Programs

PresentersThis panel discussion will be led by Dr. Nicole Koppel, MBA Director and Professor of Information Management and Business Analytics, Feliciano School of Business

Dr. Manveer Mann, Assistant Professor of Marketing        

Dr. Te Wu, Assistant Professor of Management        

Dr. Ram Dubey, Associate Professor of Economics        

Dr. Warren Zhou, Chairperson, Associate Professor of Management        

Description: This session will provide an overview on the design and implementation of the successful online MBA program, including a presentation of the carousel model for offering courses and techniques used to facilitate a small online section feel despite large class enrollments. In addition, the session will include a panel discussion from online MBA faculty who utilize various creative pedagogical techniques in the delivery of their online courses.

2:00pm

Tips for Creating Engaging DIY Videos

Presenter: Gail Yosh, Instructional Specialist, Information Management and Business Analytics, Feliciano School of Business

Description: Join Rosi Lamela, Multimedia Specialist in ITDS and Gail Yosh as they share tips on how to plan lectures and provide best practices for video and audio recording for effective instructor presence online.

Universal Design for Learning for Online Classes in the Arts

Presenter: Reba Wissner, Adjunct Professor of Music, College of the Arts

Description: Teaching online courses in the arts (music, theater, dance, art, film, television) can be challenging. Even more challenging, however, is applying principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) into online courses in these disciplines or disciplines that rely extensively on materials from the arts, especially since the arts are sensory experiences. Guided by the literature on (UDL) best practices and the pedagogical experience and instructional design training of the presenter, this workshop will help faculty in arts fields (or those who rely on sources from the arts fields) make their online courses accessible by using UDL principles.

3:00pm


From Reactive to Proactive: The Beginner’s Mind of Planning for Fall 2020

PresentersDr. Lee Behlman, Associate Professor of English, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Julie Dalley, Associate Director of the Office for Faculty Advancement

Description: The Spring 2020 semester has taught us all that we need to be prepared for anything when it comes to planning and teaching our courses for Fall 2020. This workshop will provide faculty members who still feel like “beginner’s” with design models to create flexible courses that can be delivered F2F, online, or in a blended course environment. We’ll review functional course tools to organize any type of instructional delivery.

Creating Dynamic Course Content, Utilizing Panopto and Other Video Software

Presenter: Shannon Bellum, MA, MFA, Adjunct Professor of Family Science and Human Development

Description: In this workshop, we will explore ways to convert course content into dynamic, asynchronous video formats using Panopto and iMovie. Techniques in integrating different materials will be explored.

The Summer Institute will occur via a Canvas community with live sessions held in Zoom. You will be invited to join the Canvas community a few days before the event begins where you will find instructions and links to join each of the sessions. You may attend any of the sessions of interest to you.

Register for the 2020 Summer Institute!

Please contact us if you have any questions: ITDS@montclair.edu