This Week for Faculty: Preparing for in-person teaching and learning

by | Aug 2, 2021

Workshop: Teaching in the Morningside eClassroom 

Are you wondering about the technology available in Columbia Morningside classrooms to support teaching and learning? Would you like to learn more about the support available to you—both technological and pedagogical—to enhance a face-to-face course or teach a hybrid (HyFlex) course? 

Whether you are new to teaching in Morningside classrooms or returning to in-person instruction, this joint session offered by Columbia University Information Technology (CUIT) and CTL is for you! We will provide an overview of hybrid (HyFlex) classroom technology, share pedagogical resources, and leave time for questions. 

Registered participants can choose to participate in-person or via Zoom. Register through the links below: 

August 24, 12:00-1:30pm; September 1, 11:30am-1:00pm; September 2, 9:30am-11:00am; September 8, 1:00-2:30pm

Related asynchronous resources:

Workshop: Transition to In-Person Teaching 

Join us for an opportunity to reflect back on your teaching practices from the last year and plan forward with colleagues as you get ready for a semester of in-person or hybrid teaching. Together we will share experiences, work through anticipated challenges, and consider strategies to best support your teaching. 

Registered participants have the option to participate in this session either in-person or via Zoom. Register through the links below: 

August 25, 12-1pm; August 30, 10-11am; September 8, 11am-12pm; September 13, 12-1pm. 

Related asynchronous resources: 

Helping Students Transition to In-Person Learning: Undergraduate Student Perspectives

The return to in-person teaching and learning will be an adjustment for instructors, TAs, and students alike. Below are three suggestions from our undergraduate consultants on helping your students return to in-person learning. Learn more about our student consultants and their work on our Students as Pedagogical Partners initiative page, and check out their new asynchronous resource: Four Virtual Teaching Practices to Bring into the In-Person Classroom.

“Check in with us—please do not assume that we are doing well with an in-person format just because we used to do it prior to the pandemic. Checking in on the methods that work and those that don’t can be helpful.” – Yarin Reindorp, Student, School of General Studies

Michelle Yao“Offer flexibility in how students participate to accommodate different ways in which students demonstrate their understanding—give the option for students to raise their hand during in-person class, or post comments on CourseWorks or an online community forum maintained outside of class.” – Michelle Yao, Student, Columbia College

“Allow students to use and rewatch old lectures. Everyone functions differently and some people need the extra time to review what was discussed in class.” – Sajan Bar, Student, School of Engineering