This Week for Faculty: Live Online Workshops This Fall

by | Sep 14, 2020

Fall 2020 Offerings for Faculty

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Register for our upcoming live online workshops highlighted below:


Live Online Workshops

Engaging Students in Online Discussions

How do I get students talking online? How can I keep the conversation going between class sessions?

In this workshop, we will address these questions by exploring a three-step process as well as strategies to ensure that students engage in and learn from synchronous and asynchronous discussions, and leave class with clear takeaways. With intentional planning and facilitation, faculty can maximize student learning from online classroom conversations. Register through the dates linked below.

Dates and Times: September 18, 11:00am-12:00PM and October 6, 3:00-4:00PM

Planning Live Online Class Sessions

How do I avoid Zoom fatigue? Will lecturing help my students learn? What can I do to plan effective live online class sessions?

In this session, we will address these questions by drawing on findings from the science of learning and consider ways of breaking up a live (synchronous) online class session to promote student engagement and learning.

Dates and TimesSeptember 22, 3:00-4:00PM and October 23, 11:00am-12:00PM

Ways to Be More Inclusive in Your Online Course

How do I create an online community in which all students feel a sense of belonging? What can I do to partner with my students on co-creating the learning environment?

In this session, we will address these questions by reflecting on our teaching practices and considering five principles of inclusive teaching as they apply online. Participate in conversations with peers, share ideas, and leave with strategies to implement in your course.

Dates and TimesOctober 2, 11:00am-12:00PM and October 27, 3:00-4:00PM

Teaching Large Online Courses 

How do I engage and build rapport with students in my large online course? How can I promote academic integrity? How can I use my TAs effectively?

In this session, we will explore these challenges and discuss evidence-based strategies to make large online courses more manageable and rewarding for faculty and students alike.

Dates and TimesOctober 20, 3:00-4:00PM, and November 6, 11:00am-12:00PM


Teaching Observations
The CTL offers Teaching Observations with trained consultants who can provide confidential feedback on your teaching. Consultants can help you think through your course goals, your teaching observation experience, and your future teaching. 

Office Hours
CTL staff are holding daily virtual Office Hours Monday through Friday to help faculty with questions related to teaching online, as well as any other teaching-related inquiries.

[External] Resource

Teaching Effectively with Zoom (2020) by Dan Levy. In this book, Levy, faculty director of the Public Leadership Credential, the Harvard Kennedy School’s flagship online learning initiative, provides a practical guide to engage your students and help them learn. View downloadable resources from the book.