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Design Inclusive Learning Experiences Using the “Who’s in Class?” Survey
Facilitated by Larkin Hood, Associate Research Professor and Beate Brunow, Associate Research Professor
Thursday, 8/11/2022, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Via Zoom -- registrants will receive the link before the event

Larkin Hood ( Portrait)Beate Brunow (portrait)Students’ social and personal identities—both visible and invisible—impact their learning. This workshop will introduce the "Who's in class?" survey (Addy et al., 2021), a tool that you can use to uncover aspects of your students' social identities that can impact their learning. In this workshop, you will examine a template of the survey and consider how you might adapt it for your own courses. You will have an opportunity to discuss the process of using student survey responses to make your courses more inclusive.

Registration will close one hour before the event starts.

Registrants will receive a Zoom link at least one hour before the event.


How do I know they get it?: Assessing Student Learning
Facilitated by Mary Ann Tobin, Assistant Research Professor
Monday, 8/15/2022, 1:30 - 2:45 p.m.
Mary Ann Tobin ( Portrait)Assessment of student learning enables us to establish appropriate and clear expectations of what students will learn in our courses, how they will demonstrate that learning, and how that learning will be evaluated. In this session, participants will discover the types of student learning assessments and start to plan formative assessments for their courses.
   
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.
SITE info session
Facilitated by Chas Brua, Associate Research Professor
Monday, 8/15/2022, 4:00 - 4:30 p.m.
This is a custom event. If you are interested in a custom workshop, contact SITE@psu.edu.
How to Connect with Your Students and Promote an Inclusive Community
Facilitated by Chas Brua, Associate Research Professor
Tuesday, 8/16/2022
This is a custom event. If you are interested in a custom workshop, contact SITE@psu.edu.
Prevent (many) Academic Integrity Violations
Facilitated by Mary Ann Tobin, Assistant Research Professor
Tuesday, 8/16/2022

Mary Ann Tobin ( Portrait)Promote academic integrity in your course by communicating clear expectations, cultivating an engaging learning environment, and creating effective assessments to encourage genuine learning and discourage cheating. Bring your syllabus (we suggest choosing the course with the highest enrollment) to explore ways to apply these strategies this semester or when you next teach that course.
   

This is a custom event. If you are interested in a custom workshop, contact SITE@psu.edu.

TA 101: Survive and Thrive
Facilitated by Chas Brua, Associate Research Professor
Tuesday, 8/16/2022
This is a custom event. If you are interested in a custom workshop, contact SITE@psu.edu.
TA 101: Survive and Thrive
Facilitated by Chas Brua, Associate Research Professor
Thursday, 8/18/2022, 10:45 - Noon
This is a custom event. If you are interested in a custom workshop, contact SITE@psu.edu.
Learning from Each Other: An Introduction to Teaching Squares
Facilitated by Laura Cruz, Associate Research Professor and Qi Dunsworth, Director of Teaching Initiatives, Center for Teaching Initiatives, Penn State Erie
Thursday, 8/18/2022, 2:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Via Zoom -- registrants will receive the link before the event

Laura Cruz (portrait)qi dunsworth (portrait)In this short webinar, you will learn more about teaching squares, a low-commitment practice of non-evaluative peer observation of teaching. Previous participants have indicated that their squares transformed how they talk and think about their teaching. Bring a colleague (or two) and get inspired to start your square this semester.

Registration will close one hour before the event starts.

Registrants will receive a Zoom link at least one hour before the event.


Creating Inclusive Learning Environments
Facilitated by Chas Brua, Associate Research Professor, and Adam Smith, Assistant Research Professor
Friday, 8/19/2022, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Chas Brua ( portrait)adam smith (portrait)In this interactive workshop, we will explore pedagogical practices that cultivate students' sense of belonging and inclusion, as well as strategies for responding to challenging moments.

This is a custom event. If you are interested in a custom workshop, contact SITE@psu.edu.

 


SITE Information Session
Facilitated by Chas Brua, Associate Research Professor
Friday, 8/19/2022, 2:25 - 3:00 p.m.
This is a custom event. If you are interested in a custom workshop, contact SITE@psu.edu.
New Instructor Orientation Fall 2022
Facilitated by Cindy Decker Raynak, Sr Instructional Consultant & Designer
Monday, 8/22/2022 to Friday, 9/30/2022
Online Course

Cindy Raynak ( portrait)Good teaching involves planning, lots of it and at every level. This online, self-directed workshop, open to all new instructors at Penn State, is offered at the start of each semester through Canvas, Penn State’s learning management system.

Moderated by Cindy Decker Raynak, Senior Instructional Designer, this self directed workshop will provide you with a brief introduction to the resources and strategies that are crucial to good teaching and planning.

Registered participants will receive a registration confirmation immediately, followed by an email within two business days upon start of the course with Canvas access instructions.

The last day to register is noon, Wednesday, September 28, 2022. All assignments must be uploaded by 11:59 p.m. Friday, September 30, 2022.

Welcome Celebration for New and Returning Graduate Students
Meet Chas Brua, Associate Research Professor and Lola Xie, Graduate Instructional Consultant
Monday, 8/22/2022, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Chambers lawn, outside Kern Building
Chas Brua ( portrait)lola Xie ( portrait)Schreyer Consultants will participate in this event to inform attendees about the Schreyer Institute's many programs for graduate students. 
Introduction to Inclusive Teaching
Facilitated by Adam Smith, Assistant Research Professor and Beate Brunow, Associate Research Professor
Monday, 8/22/2022, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Via Zoom -- registrants will receive the link before the event

adam smith (portrait)Beate Brunow (portrait)In their study "What Inclusive Instructors Do", Addy et al (2021) describe inclusive instruction as embracing the diversity of learners to create effective teaching and learning environments. Cultivating a sense of belonging and giving all students opportunities to succeed are core aspects of inclusive instruction and the mindset instructors bring to their teaching. As we question our assumptions about what teaching and learning could and should look like, we will explore Inclusive Teaching, which is both a set of techniques and a mindset. Join us for this 60-minute introduction to Inclusive Teaching. 

Registration will close one hour before the event starts.

Registrants will receive a Zoom link at least one hour before the event.

TA 101: Survive and Thrive
Facilitated by Chas Brua, Associate Research Professor, and John Elia, Graduate Instructional Consultant and Lola Xie, Graduate Instructional Consultant
Thursday, 8/25/2022, 10:35 - 11:35 a.m.
Via Zoom -- registrants will receive the link before the event

Chas Brua ( portrait)John Elia ( portrait)lola Xie ( portrait)Teaching assistants have a crucial role—and one that can be challenging. In this interactive workshop, we’ll share advice to help TAs navigate their role to meet the needs of undergraduate learners, faculty, and TAs’ own professional development.

Registration will close one hour before the event starts.

Registrants will receive a Zoom link at least one hour before the event.


Writing about Teaching Group
Facilitated by Adam Smith, Assistant Research Professor, Laura Cruz, Associate Research Professor and Eileen Grodziak, Instructional Designer, Penn State Lehigh Valley
Friday, 8/26/2022, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Via Zoom -- registrants will receive the link before the event

adam smith (portrait)Laura Cruz (portrait)Join us (virtually) any/all Friday afternoons for a supportive and productive space to work on your research/scholarship/creative works related to teaching and learning.

Registration will close one hour before the event starts.

Registrants will receive a Zoom link at least one hour before the event.


TA 101
Facilitated by Beate Brunow, Associate Research Professor and John Elia, Graduate Instructional Consultant
Tuesday, 8/30/2022
This is a custom event. If you are interested in a custom workshop, contact SITE@psu.edu.
How to Plan a Class Session
Facilitated by Chas Brua, Associate Research Professor, and John Elia, Graduate Instructional Consultant and Lola Xie, Graduate Instructional Consultant
Tuesday, 8/30/2022, 10:35 - 11:35 a.m.
Via Zoom -- registrants will receive the link before the event

Chas Brua ( portrait)John Elia ( portrait)lola Xie ( portrait)In this interactive workshop, we’ll explore practical strategies for planning individual class sessions, with special attention to the alignment of learning objectives, assessments, and learning activities.

Registration will close one hour before the event starts.

Registrants will receive a Zoom link at least one hour before the event.


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