Future Events

Writing about Teaching Group (Virtual)
Facilitated by Laura Cruz, Associate Research Professor, Adam Smith, Assistant Research Professor, and Kris McLain, Graduate Assistant
Friday, 10/1/2021 to Friday, 12/10/2021, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Laura Cruz (portrait)adam smith (portrait)Kris McLain (portrait)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Would you like dedicated time on your calendar to write about teaching and learning? You are welcome to join us (via Zoom) for highly collegial, structured work time every Friday from 1-3 p.m.

To join, contact Laura Cruz lxc601@psu.edu or Adam Smith ahs5357@psu.edu for Zoom information.

Managing Challenging Moments
Facilitated by Adam Smith, Assistant Research Professor, and Beate Brunow, Associate Research Professor
Wednesday, 10/20/2021, Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Adam Smith (Portrait)Beate Brunow (Portrait)In this interactive workshop, we will discuss the critical role of course design and class planning for creating learning environments in which disruptive moments are less likely to occur. We will explore strategies we can use as instructors to respond to disruptions and maintain the integrity of our learning environment. We will also reflect on ways in which we might process our experiences of challenging moments with our students, our colleagues, and as individual instructors.

This is a closed event customized for the requesting department. If you are interested in a Custom Workshop for your area, contact us at site@psu.edu.

IRB and the ethics of doing teaching and learning scholarship
Facilitated by Laura Cruz, Associate Research Professor and Michael Evans
Monday, 10/25/2021

Laura Cruz (portrait)This interactive workshop will cover strategies for navigating ethical dilemmas that arise in doing teaching and learning scholarship, with particular attention to writing successful IRB proposals.

This is a closed event customized for the requesting department. If you are interested in a Custom Workshop for your area, contact us at site@psu.edu.

Writing a Teaching Philosophy Statement
Facilitated by Chas Brua, Associate Research Professor, Beate Brunow, Associate Research Professor, Lisa Shantz and Jessica Kirkwood
Wednesday, 10/27/2021
Via Zoom

Chas Brua ( portrait)Beate Brunow (portrait)In this interactive workshop, we'll present recommendations for creating an effective teaching statement (AKA teaching philosophy). Participants will reflect on their own teaching and learning experiences, examine a sample teaching statement for strengths and weaknesses, and draft ideas for their own teaching statements.

This is a closed event customized for the requesting department. If you are interested in a Custom Workshop for your area, contact us at site@psu.edu.


Giving and Collecting Feedback that Promotes Learning
Facilitated by Beate Brunow, Associate Research Professor, and John Elia, Graduate Assistant
Friday, 10/29/2021

Beate Brunow (portrait)John Elia ( portrait)In this interactive workshop, participants will discuss how to make feedback an integral part of the teaching and learning process. We will explore the use of classroom assessment techniques and critical incident reflections and discuss ways we can offer effective and targeted feedback to our students.

This is a closed event customized for the requesting department. If you are interested in a Custom Workshop for your area, contact us at site@psu.edu.

Overcoming the Impostor Phenomenon
Facilitated by Chas Brua, Associate Research Professor, Beate Brunow, Associate Research Professor and Lynnsey Doane, Learning Center Coordinator, Penn State New Kensington
Monday, 11/1/2021
Penn State New Kensington

Chas Brua ( portrait)Beate Brunow (portrait)This interactive workshop will focus on Impostor Phenomenon -- the feeling, common to many in academia, that somehow we are fakes who don't deserve to be recognized for our achievements. We'll discuss the roots of the phenomenon, as well as how to combat its effects in our lives.

This is a closed event customized for the requesting department. If you are interested in a Custom Workshop for your area, contact us at site@psu.edu.

A Path to Decolonizing the Syllabus
Facilitated by Adam Smith, Assistant Research Professor, and Beate Brunow, Associate Research Professor
Wednesday, 11/3/2021

adam smith (portrait)Beate Brunow (portrait)The syllabus conveys important information about the course and also signals our approach to teaching and learning. In this interactive workshop, participants will discuss what it means to decolonize curricula and syllabi, where we might begin the process, and how collaborations might support this work.

This is a closed event customized for the requesting department. If you are interested in a Custom Workshop for your area, contact us at site@psu.edu.

How to Create an Effective, Accessible Syllabus
Facilitated by Kris McLain and John Elia, Graduate Instructional Consultants
Wednesday, 11/3/2021, 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Via Zoom -- registrants will receive the link before the workshop.

Kris McLain (portrait)John Elia ( portrait)Whether you’ve already written a syllabus or are just starting your first one, this workshop will help you craft an effective and accessible syllabus document. In this interactive workshop, we explore the essential elements of the syllabus document and how they can be made accessible and clear to all students. Additionally, participants will learn and practice tips and tools for improving syllabus design and converse about their own syllabi.

Registration will close one hour before the workshop starts.

Registrants will receive a Zoom link at least 1/2 hour before the workshop starts.  

 

A Path to Decolonizing the Syllabus
Facilitated by Adam Smith, Assistant Research Professor, and Beate Brunow, Associate Research Professor
Friday, 11/5/2021

adam smith (portrait)Beate Brunow (portrait)The syllabus conveys important information about the course and also signals our approach to teaching and learning. In this interactive workshop, participants will discuss what it means to decolonize curricula and syllabi, where we might begin the process, and how collaborations might support this work.

This is a closed event customized for the requesting department. If you are interested in a Custom Workshop for your area, contact us at site@psu.edu.

2022 Schreyer Conference: Pre-Conference Discussion Series
Facilitated by Adam Smith, Assistant Research Professor and Beate Brunow, Associate Research Professor
Friday, 11/5/2021, Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom -- registrants will receive the link before the event

 adam smith (portrait)Beate Brunow (portrait)As part of an ongoing effort to advance discussions around Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) in teaching and learning, we are hosting a series of discussions in anticipation of the 2022 Schreyer Conference (January 5 – 6, 2022, online). In this second of three discussions, we’ll consider the role of clarifying our racial identities in our efforts to advance DEIA in teaching and learning. Join us as we discuss the first and second chapters of Schreyer Conference speaker Dr. Annaliese Singh’s The Racial Healing Handbook (available as a digital resource at PSU Libraries).

Links: https://catalog.libraries.psu.edu/catalog/32174635

Registration will close on 11/4/21

Registrants will receive a Zoom link at least 1/2 hour before the workshop starts. 


Writing a Teaching Statement
Facilitated by Chas Brua, Associate Research Professor, and Deena Levy, Associate Research Professor
Tuesday, 11/16/2021
This is a closed event customized for the requesting department. If you are interested in a Custom Workshop for your area, contact us at site@psu.edu.
2022 Schreyer Conference: Pre-Conference Discussion Series (Graduate Student Section)
Facilitated by Adam Smith, Assistant Research Professor, and Beate Brunow, Associate Research Professor
Tuesday, 11/16/2021, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom -- registrants will receive the link before the workshop
adam smith (portrait)Beate Brunow (portrait)As part of an ongoing effort to advance discussions around Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) in teaching and learning, we are hosting a series of discussions in anticipation of the 2022 Schreyer Conference (January 5 – 6, 2022, online). In this second of three discussions, we’ll consider the role of clarifying our racial identities in our efforts to advance DEIA in teaching and learning. Join us as we discuss the first and second chapters of Schreyer Conference speaker Dr. Annaliese Singh’s The Racial Healing Handbook (available as a digital resource at PSU Libraries).
   
Links: https://catalog.libraries.psu.edu/catalog/32174635
   
Registration will close on 11/4/21
   
Registrants will receive a Zoom link at least 1/2 hour before the workshop starts.
Writing a Diversity Statement
Facilitated by Chas Brua, Associate Research Professor, Beate Brunow, Associate Research Professor, Lisa Shantz and Jessica Kirkwood
Wednesday, 11/17/2021
Via Zoom

Chas Brua ( portrait)Beate Brunow (portrait)In this interactive workshop, we'll present recommendations for creating a diversity/equity/inclusion statement. Participants will reflect on their own experiences in teaching and learning environments, research and clinical practice, and service. We will examine a sample statement for strengths and weaknesses, and draft ideas for their own statements.

This is a closed event customized for the requesting department. If you are interested in a Custom Workshop for your area, contact us at site@psu.edu.


Teaching and Diversity Statements
Facilitated by Beate Brunow, Associate Research Professor
Thursday, 11/18/2021

beate brunow (portrait)This session presents recommendations for creating effective teaching statements and diversity statements. Participants will reflect on their own experiences in learning and work environments, examine sample statements for strengths and weaknesses, and draft ideas for their own statements.

This is a closed event customized for the requesting department. If you are interested in a Custom Workshop for your area, contact us at site@psu.edu.

2022 Schreyer Conference: Pre-Conference Discussion Series
Facilitated by Adam Smith, Assistant Research Professor and Beate Brunow, Associate Research Professor
Friday, 12/3/2021, Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom -- registrants will receive the link before the event

adam smith (portrait)Beate Brunow (portrait)As part of an ongoing effort to advance discussions around Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) in teaching and learning, we are hosting a series of discussions in anticipation of the 2022 Schreyer Conference (January 5 – 6, 2022, online). In our final discussion this semester, we’ll consider how to build community in our efforts to advance DEIA in teaching and learning. Join us as we discuss the eighth and ninth chapters of Schreyer Conference speaker Dr. Annaliese Singh’s The Racial Healing Handbook (available as a digital resource at PSU Libraries).

Links: https://catalog.libraries.psu.edu/catalog/32174635

Registration will close on 12/2/21

Registrants will receive a Zoom link at least 1/2 hour before the workshop starts.  



2022 Schreyer Conference: Pre-Conference Discussion Series (Graduate Student Section)
Facilitated by Adam Smith, Assistant Research Professor, and Beate Brunow, Associate Research Professor
Tuesday, 12/7/2021, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom -- registrants will receive the link before the workshop

adam smith (portrait)Beate Brunow (portrait)As part of an ongoing effort to advance discussions around Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) in teaching and learning, we are hosting a series of discussions in anticipation of the 2022 Schreyer Conference (January 5 – 6, 2022, online). In our final discussion this semester, we’ll consider how to build community in our efforts to advance DEIA in teaching and learning. Join us as we discuss the eighth and ninth chapters of Schreyer Conference speaker Dr. Annaliese Singh’s The Racial Healing Handbook (available as a digital resource at PSU Libraries).

Links: https://catalog.libraries.psu.edu/catalog/32174635

Registration will close on 12/2/21

Registrants will receive a Zoom link at least 1/2 hour before the workshop starts.

2022 Schreyer Conference - Looking Inward, Moving Forward: Advancing DEIA in Teaching and Learning
Wednesday, 1/5/2022 to Thursday, 1/6/2022
Online

The 2022 Schreyer Conference focuses on the critical role of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) in teaching and learning. Through plenary presnetations, facilitated roundtable conversations, and individual reflection, we hope that the conference fosters the courage to listen deeply and to reflect on the choices we make in our learning environments, and the commitment to advance DEIA in teaching and learning through indiviudal and collection action.