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The Teaching and Learning Center

The Teaching and learning center

March opportunities to develop teaching 

Call for Summer Grants

TLC Summer grants provide incentive and support for faculty to reflect on their teaching, bring into focus the needs of today’s students, and envision innovative ways to approach their learning and improve and enhance your teaching and learning.  The full call for proposals can be found here.

Workshops

LVAIC/Lafayette - Thursday, March 4th at 12:10-1:10 pm: Inclusive Teaching and Excellence Series, "Social-Emotional Learning in Higher Education," with Dr. Mays Imad. Please see the attached flyer for more information.  Register with this link

Friday, March 5th at 2:30-3:30 pm: TLC Summer Grant Recipient Reports 

  • Karen Groller: Exploring the Process and Utility of Creating Podcasts for Academic Discourse 
  • Sara Benham and Jeff Bush: 3D Printing & Design Applications in Environmental Factors, Modifications, and Adaptations in Occupational Therapy 

Zoom Link: https://moravian.zoom.us/j/99553987618

Tuesday, March 9th at 10:00-11:00 am: Decolonizing the Syllabus, Co-sponsored with DEI, Provost Nicholas Creary. Zoom Link: https://moravian.zoom.us/j/98840961850

LVAIC Event for Non-tenure track faculty- Thursday, March 18, 3:00-4:00 pm: Teaching Dual Audiences Many of us find ourselves teaching dual audiences – simultaneously teaching both students in the classroom and those joining live through a video conferencing system. Teaching dual audiences well can be more taxing and more difficult than teaching classes that are either fully in-person or fully online. Join this guided discussion to learn and share how to do this difficult job well. Pick up a new idea at mid-semester, just when you need it! Register here. Link will be sent prior to the session. 

Monday, March 22nd from 1:00-2:00 pm: Making Alignment Achievable. Identify how you can construct measurable goals and align them to your course activities and assignments. The focus will be on practical tips for accomplishing this in a realistic, less tedious way.  Sarah Rentz, Co-sponsored with TLC/OEI Zoom Registration Link Here.


Wednesday, March 24th at 2:00-3:00 am: Mental Health Challenges and Academics, Co-sponsored with TLC & Student Success Marilyn Kelly-Cavotta, Michelle Koch, and Allison Blechschmidt Zoom Link: https://moravian.zoom.us/j/99511461235

Tuesday, March 30th at 10:30am - 11:30A: Infusing Diversity Equity & Inclusion into Online Course Curriculum. David Castañeda, Franca Roibal Fernandez, Katie P. Desiderio, Provost Nicholas Creary will discuss ideas and strategies for DEI in course development and hear examples from faculty on their efforts to enhance their courses through DEI. Co-sponsored with TLC/OEI  Register for this session.

Wednesday, March 31st 4-5pm: First and Second Year Faculty 3-Part Series: Teaching 101, Part II: Class Discussions. Please join: Sandra Aguilar, Cecilia Fox, and Dean Daniel Jasper for an introductory presentation and discussion about leading rigorous and supportive class discussions. This is the second in a three part introductory series for first and second year faculty. Zoom Link: https://moravian.zoom.us/j/97857044434

March Fridays, 8:00-10A: First and Second Year Faculty Discussion. Drop-in Zoom hours for first and second year faculty to discuss classroom organization goals, teaching and learning questions, and pedagogical support for new faculty. Join Nicole Tabor for this discussion, Zoom Link: https://moravian.zoom.us/j/96849179605

March Wednesdays, 8:00-10A: All Faculty Discussion. Drop-in Zoom hours for all faculty to discuss pedagogical strategies. All faculty welcome. Join Nicole Tabor for this discussion, Zoom Link: https://moravian.zoom.us/j/98320236489

Quality Matters

Expanding Professional Development Offerings: So far, forty-three faculty members have completed the Applying the Quality Matters Rubric Workshop. Four have moved on to complete the Quality Matters Certified Peer Reviewer Workshop. We continue to listen to feedback, and as a starter, we'd like to give faculty the option to choose from several different course offerings moving forward.

The college will cover the fee for taking these courses and provide a one-time $250 stipend. Please note that the extra $250 stipend is only available for your first course taken, or if you plan to pursue reviewer certification. If you would like more information, contact Sarah Rentz at rentzs@moravian.edu.

Canvas Resources

For Canvas Shells:  OEI has created a Student Resources Blueprint Module. This module was created using the Quality Matters Rubric and best practices, and it includes links to technical support services, academic support services, accessibility policies and services, and other essential student resources such as Reeves Library, Health Center, Student Life, Writing Center, and Counseling Center. These services are essential to help our students succeed in your courses and in their career paths. The module is created by providing students with direct links to the corresponding offices, avoiding the need for future updates or maintenance. The direct links also make it easy and efficient for students to navigate our “campus” online and to access the resources that are available for them to succeed.  This module will appear in every faculty member's Canvas shell.

Student Technology Course:  Similar to the Faculty Technology Resource course that is on all faculty Canvas dashboards, all students have access on their dashboard to a course that contains the following:  Where to get technology help, the single sign-on page, instructions for using their Macbook and iPad, Canvas and Top 10 Tips, Google Suite, Momentum, Notability, Qualtrics, Respondus LockDown Browser, YuJa and Zoom. 

“Improving my Online Course” There is no such thing as a perfect online course just as there is no such thing as a perfect in-person course. All courses are continuously improving each time they are taught. Online and hybrid courses can always be improved by making them more student friendly, accessible and effective. Moravian’s Online Education and Innovation instructional designers will be available for one-on-one coaching sessions to address specific needs for your Fall 2020 online or hybrid courses. To sign up for a session, please sign up here.  

We have consolidated our instructional resources into one Canvas Shell:  Moravian Online Education and Innovation Resources. Here you will find extensive information on the following:

  • Moving online fundamentals
  • Getting started with canvas
  • Syllabus (How to upload your syllabus to Canvas)
  • Assessment and Measurement 
  • Student Orientation
  • Accessibility and Usability
  • Zoom and Video Conferencing
  • Course Technology 

We know there are many unknowns about what this fall will bring, but we are here to support you. If you have any questions please contact idteam@moravian.edu  or Bernie Cantens at cantensb@moravian.edu.

Instructional Technology Sessions

Nathan Furman has joined Liz Tate to form the Instructional Technology team. They will be working together to help fulfill your instructional technology needs.  Please contact them at instructionaltechnology@moravian.edu

Please find videos of past sessions here: https://www.moravian.edu/online-education/resources/preparing-fall-2020

Apple workshops

Virtual one-on-one coaching sessions with Apple Professional Learning specialists are available for free to help educators hone their approach to online student learning and workflows. Send an email to appleprofessionallearning@apple.com to request a virtual coaching session. As you explore features of Apple Pencil, there are a couple of apps that will be helpful for you to have downloaded in advance. These apps are: