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Summit 2020: The First 14 Days

Posted by CTLE Team on Aug 6, 2020
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In a world of change, one thing is for certain: this fall will be unlike any other. To meet the challenges of our ever-changing teaching lives, the CTLE has designed a comprehensive, multipart plan called Summit 2020: Educating Effectively in Every Environment. Summit 2020  is  an ongoing effort that includes virtual sessions and workshops, multimedia resources, instructional guides, self-paced professional development courses, specialized trainings, Base Camps, and TLC groups (Teaching and Learning Conversations). To support your teaching, here’s what’s on tap for the first 14 days of our journey: 


Faculty Development Day

8/11 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: Our first-ever Virtual Faculty Development Day

Our theme for the day is Teaching During a Pandemic: What I Learned About Teaching that Transcends Location. Presentations will address how our teaching priorities, strategies, and passions have changed since the pandemic. A schedule, description, and link for each presentation can be found on our Faculty Development Day website. Keep this page handy, as you will use these links on the day of the event to join the sessions you choose. No registration required. All participant attendance will be collected automatically through Zoom.  


College Workshops

8/12 & 8/13:  As part of the Summit 2020 plan, we are offering virtual College Workshops for the first time this fall. These workshops have been designed to offer you the opportunity to connect with colleagues to explore best practices for teaching in any environment. Each workshop will be organized into four high impact areas: teaching presence, cognitive presence, social presence, and emotional presence. Regardless of the delivery modality or discipline, the four presences provide a framework to support effective, engaging, and inclusive teaching practices. Come learn about the presences, hear examples of practical applications as shared by your colleagues, and plan for your own classes. For the workshop schedules and links, please see our Events Calendar. No registration required. All participant attendance will be collected automatically through Zoom.


Hybrid Classroom Technology (Zoom) Sessions

8/14-8/24Learn how to use the Zoom equipment in your classrooms.   We will cover setting up Zoom, getting students connected to the class Zoom room, and some tips for how to effectively engage students when you are teaching them simultaneously in Zoom and on-ground.Registration is required via the Events Calendar.


D2L Instructional Sessions

8/14-8/18These 30-minute virtual sessions will provide refreshers on some of the most frequently requested D2L topics. To check out the variety of D2L sessions and register, please visit the CTLE Events Calendar.


Simulated Experiences at Saint Leo 

8/12:  Virtual internships and field placements?  At a time when business partners may not be accepting college students in the field, simulated experiences can provide real-word experiences in a safe environment while helping your students practice and acquire skills for their future professions. To find out more, register for "Practice, Proficiency, Perfection: Training and Testing with Simulated Experiences." Check out our Simulation website for more options and info.


Instructor Guidebook for Teaching in a Hybrid Environment 

Our new Instructor Guidebook provides you tons of strategies, teaching tips, and tools to enhance teaching and learning in a hybrid environment.

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