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Teaching and Learning Lab

Have questions? You aren’t alone! Join us in the Virtual Teaching and Learning Lab where we colLABorate to find creative solutions to common questions related to teaching and learning.  These are not passive, sit-and-get workshops. Instead, you will leave with strategies and tools to use right away.

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Each session will spotlight a topic that is informed by you and your colleagues, gathered from our recent interactions and your suggestions from our ongoing survey.

Upcoming Spotlight Topics

Online Community

How do you maintain engagement in your course?

Tuesday, September 22nd @ 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Zoom Link: dtcc.zoom.us/j/92580833979

Wednesday, September 23rd @ 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Zoom Link: dtcc.zoom.us/j/96269097122

Description: Now that we are well into the semester, how do you keep up the momentum? In this session, we’ll discuss ways to keep students excited and interested in your course throughout the semester. Bring your ideas for ways that we can build on the excitement from the first few weeks for the duration of the course.

Hosted by: April Higgins and Albert Unrath

How do I make Zoom like my classroom?

How do you gather and use student feedback?

Tuesday, September 29th @ 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Zoom Link: dtcc.zoom.us/j/99495896944

Wednesday, September 30th @ 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Zoom Link: dtcc.zoom.us/j/96794439163

DESCRIPTION: Student feedback is powerful! What informal and formal methods do you use to collect information from the students? In this session, we will discuss questioning strategies for gathering information and how (or if) you should take action on the feedback you receive.

Hosted by: April Higgins and Albert Unrath

Instructor in monitor teach a student online

How do you get students to participate?

Tuesday, October 6th @ 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Zoom Link: dtcc.zoom.us/j/93184941420

Wednesday, October 7th @ 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Zoom Link: dtcc.zoom.us/j/98688952359

Description: In this session, we will discuss strategies to get your students to participate in your class activities. We are looking for ideas to get students participating in Zoom sessions, online discussion boards, and collaborative projects. Bring your ideas for getting students engaged in the learning process!

Hosted by: April Higgins and Albert Unrath

Students sitting and standing by books

How do you offer choices for students?

Tuesday, October 13th @ 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Zoom Link: dtcc.zoom.us/j/92893023850

Wednesday, October 14th @ 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Zoom Link: dtcc.zoom.us/j/95512667118

DESCRIPTION: Giving your students the opportunity to choose the materials and projects they use to meet the course objectives is highly motivating. How do you create pathways for your students to make choices about how they interact with your course? Bring your ideas for encouraging your students make choices about how they learn in your course

Hosted by: April Higgins and Albert Unrath

Discussion between two people on computers

How do you develop engaging asynchronous discussions?

Tuesday, October 20th @ 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Zoom Link: dtcc.zoom.us/j/91248077563

Wednesday, October 21st @ 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Zoom Link: dtcc.zoom.us/j/92514919151

Description: What are some strategies you use to get your students to engage in discussions? In this session we will discuss creating spaces to have students discuss and extend their content knowledge, build community, debate, and share their work. Bring your ideas for creating engaging discussion boards that get your students collaborating!

Hosted by: April Higgins and Albert Unrath

Group Assignment

How do you organize group assignments?

Tuesday, October 27th @ 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Zoom Link: dtcc.zoom.us/j/97791259412

Wednesday, October 38th @ 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Zoom Link: dtcc.zoom.us/j/98620400690

DESCRIPTION:How do you get your students to collaborate? How do you structure your group assignments? In this session, we will brainstorm ways to frame and manage group assignments using educational technology. Bring your ideas for getting your students to work together!

Hosted by: April Higgins and Albert Unrath

Abilities

How do you pivot?

Wednesday, November 4th @ 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Zoom Link: dtcc.zoom.us/j/93819676549

Description: What do you do if something in your course isn’t “working”? How do you make changes to your course based on student performance? In this session, we will discuss methods for taking action when things are not working as planned. Bring your ideas for identifying and acting on the pinch points in your course.

Hosted by: April Higgins and Albert Unrath

Online Education

What are OERs and how can I use them in my course?

Tuesday, November 10th @ 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Zoom Link: dtcc.zoom.us/j/95220715311

Wednesday, November 11th @ 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Zoom Link: dtcc.zoom.us/j/93087732740

DESCRIPTION:How do you get your students to collaborate? How do you structure your group assignments? In this session, we will brainstorm ways to frame and manage group assignments using educational technology. Bring your ideas for getting your students to work together!

Hosted by: April Higgins and Albert Unrath

Current Results of Our Ongoing Survey