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Summer 2020 Professional Development

To help prepare faculty for remote-ready courses in the fall, the Teaching and Learning Center will offer a number of professional development opportunities throughout the summer.  These will include a variety of options including live group workshops, self-paced learning modules, individual consultations, and learning communities (see schedule below).

In addition to scheduled, synchronous sessions, there are a number of Resources Available for Remote Teaching and Learning such as this week-by-week checklist to prepare your course. Finally, individual support from trained instructional designers can be requested via CIT’s online service desk at https://help.geneseo.edu/cit. Educational Technology staff members can also be reached via this real-time chat and remote support portal. Submit a request at https://remotehelp.geneseo.edu/ to get immediate assistance during business hours.

Fall 2020 Quick Start Guides

3 Steps to Prepare for Online Teaching

For those teaching entirely online, we have developed this document with three steps to prepare for online teaching. Our shared commitment to student success brings with it a willingness to listen to student input and use that input to enhance instruction. We developed these recommendations in response to student feedback from the spring semester, best practices in online instruction, and questions from faculty participating in our workshops and symposiums.

3 Steps to Prepare for Hybrid Teaching

For those teaching in a hybrid format, we developed this document with three steps to prepare for hybrid teaching that we hope will be helpful.

Essential Resources

There are many, many resources on the web that can help you think about the differences between physically-present and online pedagogies. In fact, there are so many Google docs listing dozens upon dozens of helpful websites, articles, and books that you might feel overwhelmed by the very sight of them. Give yourself a break and begin with just these two resources:

  • Small Teaching Online, by Flower Darby and James M. Lang. SUNY Geneseo has obtained unlimited access to the e-book version of this brief but excellent book, which, as the title suggests, emphasizes small changes to your pedagogy that you can make relatively easily, with major benefits.
  • Geneseo’s version of the online course “pre-flight” checklist shared in one of the professional development webinars offered by the SUNY Center for Professional Development this summer. You’ll get the most out of this list if you go through it with a member of Geneseo’s instructional design team. Set up appointments with our instructional designers below.

    Meet with Joe Dolce
    Meet with Becky Patt

Upcoming Programs and Events

July 13-14, 2020 REMOTE: The Connected Faculty Summit

Description: FREE virtual conference hosted by Arizona State University showcasing best practices, techniques, and tools to provide actionable insight to Higher Education faculty around the concept of “the best of online education.” Attendees can access 80+ curated sessions of 30 minutes during two 4-hour days of simultaneous learning tracks. Registration can be found on this page.

Tuesday, July 21, 2020 Backwards Design, 10:30am - noon

Facilitators: Suann Yang (Biology) and Thea Yurkewecz (School of Education)

Description: Are you facing new challenges and uncertainties in your coursework planning, because you need to develop remote-ready classes? This interactive workshop will demonstrate the purpose and benefits of backward design to support your fall course planning. We will use backwards design to align learning outcomes with your assessments and activities. Be prepared to examine specific elements of one of your upcoming courses to revise using the backwards design framework. You will leave this workshop with resources and connections to strengthen your remote-ready professional learning community.

In addition to bringing materials from one of your upcoming courses, please also watch this video (less than 5 min) prior to joining the workshop and be prepared to discuss it.

Click here for Zoom info and to add the session to your Google Calendar

Thursday, July 23, 2020 Promoting Academic Honesty in Remote Instruction, 10:30am - noon

Facilitator: Rhianna C. Rogers, Ph.D., RPA; Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Studies (History & Anthropology); AY 2019-2020 Provost/Associate Dean Innovation Reassignment; Rockefeller Institute - Ernest Boyer Presidential Fellow; Principal Investigator (PI) - The Buffalo Project; SUNY - Empire State College

Description: Quickly transitioning to remote/online teaching and learning environments have been challenging for educators and students alike. Stress, along with the remote assessments, lack of technological skills, and other mitigating factors can increase student temptations and opportunities for honesty violations. As a result, many instructors ask how they can ensure that their students work with academic integrity while, at the same time, maintaining an inviting learning experience. This presentation will offer tools, tips, and tricks to ensure academic honesty within remote and online courses. There will be time for Q&A at the end of the presentation.

Click here for Zoom info and to add the session to your Google Calendar

SUNY Remote Teaching Institute

The SUNY Remote Teaching Institute is designed to help faculty prepare for a Fall 2020 semester that may present unique challenges to course design and delivery. This FREE Institute is brought to you by the SUNY Center for Professional Development (CPD) in collaboration with campuses across the state. Registration is available for individual webinars or the entire series. There will also be asynchronous components offered throughout the summer for those looking for a more in-depth experience, opportunities for sharing & collaboration, and mentoring by content experts. Descriptions and presenters for the sessions can be found below.

Monday, June 22, 2020: Getting Started 

10:00-10:50am Setting the Stage: Teaching & Learning in the Age of COVID-19

Presenters: Jamie Heron, Erin Maney, Alex Pickett, Rob Piorkowski, & Chris Price

Description: Join us as we set the stage for learning and reflection this week. The Practical Course Design Webinar Series Planning Committee will review the opportunities and challenges that participants have identified as a result of the disruption of our course delivery due to COVID-19. This session will be interactive and help us all set our goals for the week. A follow-up session is scheduled for June 26 at 2pm.

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11:00-11:50am Design and Delivery of Online Courses: Student Perspectives

Presenters: Michele Forte, Candi Griffin-Jenkins, and A Student Panel

Description: Research suggests that thoughtful course design is one of the key components to academic success. Increasingly student feedback and insight into their experiences plays a central role in the provision of dynamic, high-quality courses and a deeper understanding of how to create courses with meaning and deep engagement (Steyn, 2019).. Please join us to hear directly from SUNY students about their online course experiences. For this facilitated discussion, we ask participants to come prepared with at least one question for our student guests.

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1:00-1:50pm Baking Course Quality into Your Online Course Materials

Presenter: Jamie Heron

Description: This presentation focuses on a handful of things that we should all keep in mind as we begin our course development this summer - from understanding our audience, to choosing which "recipe" to use, and being aware of what ingredients we put into our online course materials. And it emphasizes how keeping your goals simple can help you design a course that fits your teaching style and is easy to use for your students.

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2:00-2:50pm Pre-Flight Checklist for Remote Teaching

Presenters: Rob Piorkowski & Jamie Heron

Description: We all have "The Right Stuff" when it comes to remote teaching, it just takes a little preparation and planning. Join us as we review the "Pre-flight Checklist" for remote teaching - this checklist infuses best practices in remote course development into an easy-to-use guide to help you prepare for take-off!

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Downloadable week-by-week template for SUNY Geneseo 

Tuesday, June 23, 2020: Syllabus & Learning Goals

10:00-10:50am Rethinking Your Student Learning Goals

Presenter: Chris Price

Description: When instruction unexpectedly went remote in the spring, faculty were forced to rethink what they could reasonably expect their students would be able to learn. For many, this process was an excruciating exercise in cutting course content, assignments and assessments. With more time to prepare for an uncertain fall semester, it is imperative that faculty craft student learning goals that help more than hinder another possible shift in the mode of instruction. During this session, you will learn a process for revising the student learning goals of your courses so that they are more flexible, learner-centered, and better align with what those in your discipline actually do.

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11:00-11:50am Reimagining Instruction to Accommodate Our New Teaching Reality

Presenter: Tonka Jokelova

Description: In the era when we are leaving the world we used to know behind, we might also be leaving the higher education we used to know behind. These days, the focus is placed on reducing (or eliminating) face-to-face teaching in favor of teaching with online components. For many, it might mean changing the way instruction is delivered and increasing flexibility in the course delivery. In this webinar, we’ll discuss some considerations we need to think about when reimagining our courses for the new era.

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12:00-12:50pm The OSCQR-Infused Syllabus: First Steps in Designing Your Course

Presenter: Andrew Petagna

Description: This webinar and template are designed to help you create your syllabus with key course quality standards in mind. Course quality standards referenced in this webinar and template are linked to relevant course quality standards in the Open SUNY Course Quality Review rubric (OSCQR). Participants will receive the syllabus for implementation in their own courses.

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2:00-2:50pm Planning Your Course to Meet Time on Task

Presenter: Kate Bohan

Description: It takes practice to plan an appropriate amount of work in on online, hybrid, or combined learning course, especially if you are new to these modalities. This webinar will define “time on task” and then demonstrate how to calculate it and how to map assignments based on time on task. After these fundamentals, we will also cover how to set expectations for students who may not be used to as much active learning and provide tips for creating assignments that don’t overload students… or you!  

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Wednesday, June 24, 2020: Effective Course Design

10:00-10:50am How to Organize and Structure Your Online Course

Presenter: Alissa Steele & Maree Michaud-Sacks - SUNY Empire State College

Description: In this session, we will discuss different strategies for structuring your partially or fully online course. We will provide examples and share resources. Part 1/3

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11:00-11:50am Let OSCQR Be Your Guide: Using the OSCQR Rubric as a Road Map for Effective Course Development

Presenter: Tom Capuano - Monroe Community College

Description: The Virtual Campus Team at Monroe Community College uses OSCQR as the foundation for its course development process. Not only is the OSCQR rubric used for new online course development, but the philosophy of OSCQR’s team-based review process has been infused into MCC’s team-based course development process. This session will give an overview of this development process, but will also share with the participants some resources that can immediately be put into their courses, such as MCC’s online course template that was built with OSCQR in mind to allow instructors to focus on their areas of expertise and instruction.

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12:00-12:50pm How to Create Content and Assessments for Your Online Course

Presenter: Bonnie Farrell & Sonja Thompson - Empire State College

Description: In continuation of the previous session, we will discuss the strategies for fostering and measuring student learning outcomes and creating content to support the learning in online courses. Part 2/3

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2:00-2:50pm Designing for Students

Presenter: Christine Paige & Alena Rodick - SUNY Empire State College

Description: In this final session, we will bring all the strategies together for developing good quality online courses. The strategies will also focus on designing for learner experience. Part 3/3

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Thursday, June 25, 2020: Alternative Assessment & Academic Integrity

10:00-10:50am Open Choices: Flexible Resources for SUNY Faculty

Presenters: Michael Daly & Tony DeFranco

Description: SUNY's catalog of openly-licensed resources (oer.suny.edu) offers faculty the ability to choose from over 100 accessible, peer-reviewed, high quality courses. Participants in this session will learn how these offerings strongly support pedagogical and technological flexibility while aligning with best practices in course design. Participants will also understand how the learning theory of these courses provides students and faculty increased interactions and built-in assessments that are critical to multiple modalities.

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11:00-11:50am Promoting Academic Integrity Online

Presenters: Chris Price, Sarah E. Pantaleo, Renee Coleman & Nicole Childrose

Description: Many believe that it is more difficult to prevent cheating and academic dishonesty in online assignments. While there is some truth to this belief, there are ways to make dishonesty less likely that don’t rely only on surveillance and policing of student behavior. During this session, you will learn about how to communicate with students and design online assignments to improve student trust and increase learning.

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12:00-12:50pm Assessing Your Students - Thinking Outside the Box

Presenters: Sandy Bargainnier & Doug Hemphill

Description: There are many ways to achieve a learning outcome. In this session, we will explore different options for assessing student comprehension in a flexible environment. The first part of the session will focus on strategies to assess students effectively in a flexible class environment. We will spend approximately 30 minutes presenting on the topic, and will leave the rest of the time open for questions and discussion.

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2:00-2:50pm Virtual Chemistry Labs: Flexibility Using Open Content

Presenters: Hal Turner & Sandy Raysor, Carnegie Mellon University

Description: Carnegie Mellon University’s Open Learning Initiative (OLI) intersects learning science, human-computer interaction, and computer science with the aim of improving learning. Participants in this session will see firsthand how simulations provide flexible options for teaching and learning chemistry through OLI’s approach to creating and delivering courses where learning can be measured.

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ChemCollective

Open Learning Initiative

Friday, June 26, 2020: Course Delivery Alternatives

10:00-10:50am Accessible Content Creation and Alternative Assessments for STEM courses

Presenters: Chilton Reynolds & Ed Beck

Description: This session will focus on best practices for creating STEM content that is accessible for students and exploring alternative assessment strategies that focus on authentic learning for students. While equations can be challenging to format correctly for screen-readers there are some tools that can help with this. The presenters will focus on either free solutions or ones that are most commonly purchased on SUNY campuses (Google Drive, Microsoft, and OER). In addition, STEM courses often require assessments that require more than multiple choice tests, instead focusing more on applied learning that shows the student’s work along the way. Methods for doing this will be explored.

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11:00-11:50am Lecturing Online: Successful Synchronous Strategies

Presenter: Jonathan S. Weissman

Description: Join Professor Weissman in an engaging session to explore successful synchronous strategies that he has employed in his face-to-face, online, and remote teaching classes. Piloting the Hyflex model for his "Networking Technologies" course this past spring when COVID-19 disrupted the plan, he didn't skip a beat switching from Hyflex to online synchronous. Learn how you can succeed in this new remote teaching landscape with his tips and techniques.

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12:00-12:50pm Ensemble Video Quizzing for ASL & Aural Skills Assessments

Presenter: Jeremy Case

Description: With the huge amount of face-to-face courses going online with the Covid-19 pandemic, there were many instances of classroom activities that didn’t readily translate to the online environment. This session looks at two of these that had a similar solution: American Sign Language comprehension assessments, and musical aural skills assessments. Both of these had the stipulation that the students only be able to watch or listen to the content a limited amount of times before responding, and we found a readily available solution in a seldom-used setting within Ensemble’s video quizzing function.

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1:00-1:50pm [Concurrent] Virtual Learning: The Next Generation of Science Labs

Presenter: Rachael Hagerman

Description: The transition from campus-based to fully-online coursework during the spring semester was rapid and left little room for anything but a band-aid approach to finishing the semester. With the potential for modified fall schedules or another fully-online semester, laboratory instructors need to develop plans for those scenarios now to ensure that their online materials are developed with intention and purpose no matter what the fall semester brings. Learn strategies for researching and evaluating virtual labs to best meet the needs of your laboratory learning outcomes and strategies for successful execution.

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1:00-1:50pm [Concurrent] Effective Online & Distance Teaching in the Visual and Performing Arts

Presenter: Nicola Allain

Description: We’ll cover tips, strategies, best practices, pedagogical approaches, technologies, and considerations for moving visual, media and performing arts courses to remote instruction. Our focus will be on helping you quickly shift teaching modes and methods while keeping arts-based pedagogies such as collaborative learning, visual representation/recording of creative works, and peer critique.

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2:00-2:50pm Practical Course Design: Lessons Learned

Presenters: Jamie Heron, Erin Maney, Alex Pickett, Rob Piorkowski, & Chris Price

Description: Reflect upon what we've learned this week during the Practical Course Design webinar series. We will be reviewing the asynchronous course development materials and the opportunities for collaboration this summer as a part of the larger Remote Teaching Institute. 

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June 26 - August 14 Asynchronous Materials, Resource Sharing, Collaboration, & Mentoring

For individuals looking or a more in-depth experience, opportunities for sharing, collaboration, and mentoring by content experts will be available in an asynchronous format. Details about the asynchronous materials will be provided during the Friday, June 26 2:00-2:50 Practical Course Design Session. Participation in Remote Teaching Institute webinars is not required to participate in the Asynchronous Materials portion of the Remote Teaching Institute. Registration details will be posted on June 26, 2020, please check back.

Remote Ready Teams

Work Together to Prepare Remote Ready Courses 

The Center for Integrative Learning, Teaching & Learning Center, and Computing & Information Technology are collaborating to create “Remote Ready Teams”: small pods or schools of 3-5 faculty and teaching-focused professional staff with shared needs and interests. The CIL, TLC, and CIT will help these teams work collaboratively to identify and share useful resources and ready-to-adopt best practices with the wider campus and to connect each team to existing support services on campus via key offices like CIT’s Educational Technology group, Milne Library, OER, Center for Digital Learning, and others. These Remote Ready Teams would complement existing work being led by Dr. Melanie Blood, Interim Associate Provost for Curriculum and Assessment, on Large Scale Classes and Laboratory Teaching.

These teams are designed to be responsive to faculty needs, as they arise, and to make all your summer preparations more efficient through collaboration. While we have a short list of teams we propose forming (see below), we are keen to hear from individual faculty and teaching-focused professional staff or groups of faculty interested in working together (or already working together!) on a particular area. We would love to know:

  • Who you are (names, academic programs)
  • What remote ready challenge you’re trying to solve;
  • What obstacles you’re facing.

We have heard about need and interest in the following areas; please also let us know if you’d want to join a Remote Ready Team we’re hoping to set up in:

  • Community Engagement/Applied Learning;
  • Art/Performance;
  • Writing-intensive teaching;
  • and/or Discussing Sensitive Topics

These Teams will work on flexible schedules with support from CIL, TLC, and CIT and we’ll share resources via our websites, the campus listservs, and on Canvas. As ever, please contact Lytton Smith, Director, Center for Integrative Learning (smithlj@geneseo.edu) and Dave Parfitt, Director, Teaching & Learning Center (tlc@geneseo.edu) with any questions or needs you might have - or to share something that’s working well for you and you think others might find useful.

Recordings and Resources from Past Programs

June 18 Recognizing and Connecting with Students in Distress

Facilitators: Dave Parfitt (Teaching and Learning Center), Laura Swanson (Health and Counseling), Megan Syfrett (Health and Counseling)

Description: In this period of increased stress and trauma, how do we ensure our students are learning? How do we balance and promote our own mental health and well being? How do we support positive mental health and well being for our students?

Now more than ever, faculty are one of the main (and perhaps, sometimes, only) touch points for our students, and teaching & supporting them in a remote environment presents additional challenges. Are you worried about a student? Members of faculty and staff at SUNY Geneseo are in an ideal position to recognize when students are struggling emotionally and may need help. However, sometimes it's hard to know what to do when faced with a tough situation.

Kognito At-Risk for Faculty & Staff is an online simulation that lets you practice conversations with virtual students so you'll know what to say in real life. The simulation has been designed to help you learn to notice signs of distress, use techniques to discuss your concerns, and refer students to appropriate resources when necessary.

Over 90% of users say they would recommend the Kognito simulation to their peers. Kognito is also listed in the Suicide Prevention Resource Center's Best Practices Registry.

We are offering a number of TLC sessions using Kognito [Thursday June 18 10:30-noon; Wednesday, July 8 1:00-2:30pm; mid-August TBD] to practice (or re-familiarize) faculty/staff with the online simulation to recognize students in distress and translate the skills to remote learning situations. Following the Kognito simulation, a facilitated debriefing and discussion will offer context to the experience and discuss real-life situations you've encountered.

June 16 & 17 Connecting Education with Civic Engagement and Responsibility

Join us for the Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities (SENCER) workshop. While originally designed for transforming science curricula, the SENCER approach can be applied to any discipline. The goal of the workshop is to help teams and individuals imagine and design courses, learning communities, and/or other curricular programs that foster civic engagement through tackling multidisciplinary, complex, civic issues. Our SENCER Workshop will center on the theme of sustainable communities: communities designed to support the multiple needs of its members, without prioritizing one over the others. A sustainable community welcomes people of diverse backgrounds and perspectives, and shares power, prosperity and safety across its members.

Dr. Drew Sieg (Assistant Professor of Biology at Truman State University, a COPLAC Member Institution) Dr. Davida Smyth (Associate Professor of Biology at The New School), and Dr. Eliza Reilly (Executive Director of SENCER and Research Professor, Department of Technology and Society, Stony Brook University) will lead faculty in this interactive workshop to help participants design course content with the SENCER approach.

Dates: Tuesday, June 16 to Wednesday June 17

Format: Approximately 6.5 hours of synchronous and asynchronous online activities.

June 15 Introduction to Flipped Classrooms

Presenters: Doug Baldwin (Mathematics) and Scott Giorgis (Geological Sciences)

Description: The flipped classroom model is an active-learning strategy that moves traditional lecture material and classroom discussions online while using classtime to engage in concepts under the guidance of the professor. Two SUNY Geneseo faculty members will discuss their experience using the flipped classroom model, and how it is particularly useful in the remote learning environment.

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June 12 What Worked for Me in Spring 2020 Panel #2 Discussion

Presenters: Doug Baldwin (Mathematics), Mackenzie Gerringer (Biology), Brandon Tate (Chemistry)

Description: SUNY Geneseo faculty will lead a roundtable discussion and share strategies on what worked for them during the remote learning period this past spring semester. We invite other faculty and staff to join the discussion and share their successful teaching practices. This Zoom session will be recorded and shared for those who cannot attend synchronously.

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June 5 Accessibility Improvements with Ally: Document Remediation

Description: Learn about the process of remediation for PDF files and other documents to effectively communicate to all audiences, including users of assistive technology such as screen readers.

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June 4 Accessibility Improvements with Ally: Alt Text for Images

Description: Explore the techniques needed to ensure your images are accessible to all learners.

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June 2 and 3 Mastering Zoom Meetings

Description: In these workshops, CIT staff will demonstrate Zoom's features including managing attendees, polls, advanced settings, and ideas for sharing hand-written notes with your students. There will be time for attendees to practice hosting a meeting. Note: workshops are identical and will repeat information, attendees do not need to participate in both sessions.

[No recording available due to the nature of the meeting.] This was a working test of Zoom with people trying to serve as hosts, setting up breakout rooms, etc. If you are interested in more information about using Zoom, CIT has set up a Wiki page on using Zoom for Higher Education. There are also Wiki pages with recommendations and best practices for using Zoom as well as integrating Zoom with your Canvas course.

June 1 Using Canvas Modules to Build Your Course

Description: Learn how to build your own course in Canvas by using the Modules page to organize and build your course content.

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May 29 What Worked for Me in Spring 2020 Panel #1 Discussion

Presenters: Liz Felski (School of Business), Kelly Keegan (School of Education), and Tina Merrilees (Psychology)

Description: SUNY Geneseo faculty will lead a roundtable discussion and share strategies on what worked for them during the remote learning period this past spring semester. We invite other faculty and staff to join the discussion and share their successful teaching practices. This Zoom session will be recorded and shared for those who cannot attend synchronously.

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What Worked for Me May 29 slides

May 22 Universal Design for Learning

Presenters: Amy Fisk (Accessibility Services), Alexis Clifton (CIT), and Laurie Fox (CIT)

Description: Members of CIT and the Office of Accessibility share an introduction to the basic principles of Universal Design for Learning.

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May 21 Academic Council Session with Chairs and Deans

Presenters: Paul Schacht (English, Digital Learning), Dave Parfitt (Teaching & Learning Center), and Joe Cope (Associate Provost for Academic Success)

Description: This will be an opportunity to debrief and share reflections on the spring semester and discuss the role that academic unit leaders can play in assisting faculty and students with planning for the fall. [no recording available]

May 20 Remote Ready Modules and Active Learning

Presenters: Paul Schacht (English, Digital Learning), Dave Parfitt (Teaching & Learning Center), and Suann Yang (Biology)

Description: Geneseo faculty and staff share what it means to be remote-ready for Fall 2020. In addition, a basic introduction to syllabus & course design as well as active-learning and student-centered teaching strategies will be offered.

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Remote Ready Modules and Active Learning slides

May 18 Spring 2020 Debrief, Reflection and Lessons Learned

Presenters: Dave Parfitt (Teaching & Learning Center) and Julie Rao (Institutional Research)

Description: A chance to reflect on the spring 2020 transition to remote learning and share successes & inspirations as well as challenges & hurdles. Preliminary data and feedback from SUNY Geneseo students will also be presented. We will share lessons learned from spring 2020 and generate ideas for future professional development.

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Debrief and reflection slides

Topics for subsequent summer professional development sessions include: teaching models for large classes (over 60+ students), our students during a pandemic, dominant narratives, and trauma-informed teaching (in addition to other topics generated May 18-22). We also plan to offer another series of TLC Sessions August 24-28, the week before classes begin for the Fall 2020 Semester.

Other Professional Development Resources

June 17 Overview of SUNY Self-Paced and Self Serve Resources

SUNY Online Teaching Team will be offering a webinar on June 17th at noon providing an overview of SUNY Self-Paced and Self-Serve Resources. Access the webinar at noon on June 17th: https://zoom.us/j/507669719 

The SUNY Online Teaching unit promotes professional development in a variety of modes to best fit institutional or individual needs. As we develop our online competency development curriculum and portfolio of training options, we consider delivery options including: face to face instruction delivered regionally, online facilitated instruction, online webinars, and online self-paced courses.

Self-paced professional development options are currently available and being developed for some of our training courses and programs. Your institution may have policies and procedures for online professional development. Please be sure to check with your institution before engaging with these resources or completing any online teaching professional development.

To access the resources visit: https://innovate.suny.edu/onlineteaching/online-competency-development/self-paced-and-self-serve-training/

SUNY Accessibility Week Recordings

SUNY offered a FREE week-long series of professional development sessions for SUNY Accessibility Week (May 18-22). Topics included: Universal Design for Learning, document & presentation accessibility, video accessibility, and STEM accessibility. All recordings of the SUNY Accessibility Week webinars are available on the website. We recommend starting by watching the What’s your Accessibility Plan for your Own Teaching? webinar from Rebecca Mushtare of SUNY Oswego. Professor Mushtare serves as associate director of SUNY Oswego's Center of Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT), and the slides shared for the presentation are not only applicable to accessibility but are best practices for online pedagogy.

SUNY Quality by Design (QbD) Course

Another resource for SUNY faculty and staff is the FREE Quality by Design (QbD) course offered May 25 - June 21, 2020. QbD is a 4-week, asynchronous, online course developed by SUNY faculty and supported by an Innovative Instruction Technology Grant. The course is intended for all faculty and instructional support staff at any level of experience with an interest in effective teaching. Course design strategies are applicable for face-to-face, hybrid, and online classes. To register or find out additional information, go to the Quality by Design website.

If you miss the facilitated cohort, there is also a non-facilitated version of Quality by Design (QbD) through Blackboard CourseSites. Please email sunyqbd@gmail.com to request access to the course. You will need to create an account and be logged in to Blackboard CourseSites to access the non-facilitated course using this link.

FREE Course on Managing Stress

One of SUNY's professional development partners is offering a free course on managing stress.

This course looks at the symptoms and causes of stress and how these affect us emotionally, behaviorally and physically. You will learn some simple stress busting techniques that will have a positive influence on your beliefs and behaviors around stress.  You will also have the opportunity to develop a personal action plan which will serve as an ongoing reference point for dealing with pressure in its many forms – home, family, social and work.

Stepwise Guide to Bringing Courses Online 

Colleagues at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA, developed this resource to walk faculty through the process of designing a student-centered online course. The guide is applicable to faculty at SUNY Geneseo as they also utilize Canvas as their learning management system and make reference to SUNY's OSCQR rubric for online courses. Camp Design is meant to evoke human gatherings in nature to help faculty see how digital pedagogy encourages playful exploration and the forming of strong, lasting bonds among communities of learners.

AdaptabilityConnectionand Equity Informed Teaching

Plymouth State University's framework for AdaptabilityConnectionand Equity (ACE) Informed Teaching. A guide for decision-making and professional development planning during a time of crisis.