Remote Teaching with a Growth Mindset: CEILS Winter Prep Workshops

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November 18 – December 16

CEILS would like to invite our life and physical sciences faculty to Remote Teaching with Growth Mindset: CEILS Winter Prep Workshops. Whether you are new to remote teaching, or are building on your past experience, our workshops are designed to support you in evolving your practices in Winter 2021. All sessions will be held remotely over Zoom. Note that these will be the same as those offered at the Fall Teaching Forum in September 2020.

We are offering the following workshops focused on equitable teaching in the remote environment:

Becoming an Anti-Racist Educator – Part 1 Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2:30 to 4:30 pm PST
Becoming an Anti-Racist Educator – Part 2 Friday, Nov. 20, 2:30 to 4:30 pm PST
Equitable Syllabus Design Thursday, Dec. 3, 1:00 to 3:00 pm PST
Equity-Minded Assessment Monday, Dec. 7, 2:00 to 4:00 pm PST
Engaging Students Remotely and Equitably – Part 1 Tuesday, Dec. 15, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm PST
Engaging Students Remotely and Equitably – Part 2 Wednesday, Dec. 16, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm PST

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP here.

Workshop Details

Becoming an Anti-Racist Educator – Part I: Nov. 18, 2:30 to 4:30 pm PST

The premise for this workshop is to first examine one’s own racial identity development as a way to authentically prepare for teaching equitably and inclusively.

Session I: Exploring privilege and anti-racism. 

In this first session, we will self-reflect and discuss the concepts of privilege and explore the definitions of racism and anti-racism. Our discussion will be centered around two articles:  White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack by Peggy McIntosh and 6 ways to be antiracist, because being ‘not racist’ isn’t enough, a summary of the defining book, How To Be An Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi. While we will focus our conversation on white privilege in the context of anti-black racism in Academia, there are many types of privileges to consider and we will provide examples, if you do not identify as white. We recommend reading these articles before the session.

Becoming an Anti-Racist Educator Part II, Friday, Nov. 20, 2:30 to 4:30 pm PST

The premise for this workshop is to first examine one’s own racial identity development as a way to authentically prepare for teaching equitably and inclusively.

Session II: Teaching Equitably and Inclusively 

(attendance at Session I is a prerequisite)

During this second session, we discuss the barriers to student learning, including implicit bias and social identity threat. We will differentiate between intent vs. impact and practice inclusive teaching and anti-racist pedagogy. In this session, we build on knowledge from the first session and introduce additional strategies for reaching and teaching all students.

Equitable Syllabus Design – Thursday, Dec. 3, 1:00 to 3:00 pm PST

Using an equitable approach to teaching benefits all students. In this series, you will work with colleagues, guided by CEILS experts, to discuss and redesign your syllabus, assessments, and approaches for effective student engagement. The focus will be on fostering an inclusive and equitable remote learning experience to mitigate the likely worsening equity gaps in higher education. The principles we are using are applicable to when we go back to in-person teaching, so the time you spend on these best practices will not be wasted!

In this workshop, you will use structured syllabus review tools to help you assess and adjust your syllabus to be more inclusive and equitable. Don’t forget to have your syllabus ready to work on!

Equity-Minded Assessment – Monday,  Dec. 7, 2:00 to 4:00 pm PST

Using an equitable approach to teaching benefits all students, so we will focus on fostering an inclusive and equitable remote assessment experience to mitigate the likely worsening equity gaps in higher education. These principles are also best practices for when we go back to in-person teaching!

The emphasis here is shifting (at least in part) from “traditional” closed-book and timed exams to more authentic assessments where students can demonstrate how they are applying what they learn; we include strategies to save time in grading such assessments. Join us to learn about an array of assessment options, hear about what’s worked well for colleagues, and get time to adapt and troubleshoot your own assessment plans.

Engaging Students Remotely and Equitably Part I:  Tuesday, Dec. 15, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm PST

Using an equitable approach to teaching benefits all students, so we will focus on fostering an inclusive and equitable remote learning experience to mitigate the likely worsening equity gaps in higher education. These principles are also best practices for when we go back to in-person teaching!

Active learning and student engagement may look different online, but the remote teaching environment makes these techniques even more critical to having an equitable course. Learn about how faculty engage students online and determine which approaches are most appropriate in your course.

Engaging Students Remotely and Equitably Part II: Wednesday, Dec. 16, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm PST

Using an equitable approach to teaching benefits all students. The focus will be on fostering an inclusive and equitable remote learning experience to mitigate the likely worsening equity gaps in higher education. The principles we are using are applicable to when we go back to in-person teaching, so the time you spend on these best practices will not be wasted!

This session will continue our discussion from Part I to include a deeper investigation of the specific tools and strategies to incorporate effective and inclusive group work remotely. Learn about how faculty engage students in group work and collaborative learning online and determine which approaches are most appropriate in your course.