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Call for Proposals: Spring 2021 Faculty Development Day!

Posted by CTLE Team on Oct 15, 2020

A great number of experienced instructors were unexpectedly and abruptly thrown into the world of hybrid and online teaching with little time to prepare. Even the most experienced instructors were forced to find ways to "make it work." We are reminded of the essential role you play as instructors. This crisis has stimulated innovation within academia, and we’ve seen innovative approaches in support of student learning. These changes were accelerated by the shift in modalities and have also highlighted the promising future of learning and delivering quality educational experiences. What worked in Fall 2020? What didn’t? Where can we improve our practice? As we look forward to coming together in the spring for Faculty Development Day 2021, let’s explore new challenges and new opportunities to take teaching and learning at Saint Leo to the next level.

Theme:  Beyond 2020: Level Up
Date:  January 6, 2021
Place:  Via Zoom
Proposal Deadline:  November 8, 2020

  1. 50 minute presentation – single presenter
  2. 50 minute panel presentation – 2-3 presenters with collaborative proposal

Themed tracks and possible topics include:

•  Best Practices

º  Hybrid challenges and effective practices
º  Active Learning in the hybrid or online class
º  High Impact online teaching strategies

•  Tech Tools

º  Best practices using technology in teaching and learning
º  Leveraging classroom technology
º  Day to day technology uses

•  Digital Wellness

º  Downsides of the digital age
º  Implications and applications of digital wellness
º  Digital wellbeing in the age of social distancing

•  Diversity & Inclusion

º  Inclusive course designs and teaching strategies
º  Safe spaces
º  Critical issues in diversity, equity, and inclusion

•  Online Teaching

º  Online teaching strategies
º  Making a smooth transition to online teaching
º  Supporting students during online instruction

For more information on the themed tracks, and to submit a proposalgo to this Faculty Development Days - Spring 2021 page on our website and complete the online form.

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