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It’s NOT over: Call for Proposals Submission Deadline Extended

Posted by CTLE Team on Nov 9, 2020
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It’s not too late. There is still time to answer the call for proposals for Spring 2021 Faculty Development Day. The Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence extends an invitation to share your ideas, innovations, and next steps following a historic 2020 fall semester. The new deadline to submit your proposal is Sunday, November 15th. Additionally, presenting during Faculty Development Day is one of many ways to earn points toward winning a new Fitbit Versa smartwatch. Throughout the spring semester, Saint Leo faculty will have the opportunity to compete to win this great prize by attending and participating in CTLE events and by interacting with us on social media. More details regarding the Fitbit Challenge will be provided at Spring Faculty Development Day.

Theme for the Day -- Beyond 2020: Level Up

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.

Date:  January 6, 2021
Place:  Via Zoom
Proposal Deadline:  November 15, 2020

  1. 50-minute presentation – single presenter
  2. 50-minute panel presentation – 2-3 presenters with a 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 proposalvisit the Faculty Development Days - Spring 2021 page on our website and complete the online form.

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