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Universal Design for Learning
Facilitated by Mary Ann Tobin
Monday, 6/10/2024 to Friday, 8/16/2024
Canvas: OL 3600 Universal Design for Learning

Mary Ann (Portrait)

The Universal Design for Learning (UDL) course is an introductory overview for instructors and designers who embrace student variability, strive for equity, seek to implement research-based learning practices, and want to empower students through flexibility. The course includes the rationale and research that supports UDL, applications of UDL, and opportunities to reflect upon changes in your teaching and learning practices. Participants will explore UDL terms, principles, structures, and applications. Facilitated by Mary Ann Tobin, this self-directed, asynchronous course is a collaboration between the Schreyer Institute and World Campus Online Faculty Development.

Enroll at any time before August 9, 2024 at https://wcfd.psu.edu. You will have 60 days to complete the course.

Penn State encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the access provided, please contact SITE at site@psu.edu or call 814-863-2599 at least 2 weeks prior to the start of the program to allow sufficient time to effectively meet your access needs.

Summer Targeted Teaching Transformation (T3) Program
Facilitated by Laura Cruz, Research Professor, and Larkin Hood, Associate Research Professor
Monday, 6/10/2024 to Friday, 8/23/2024

 

The Targeted Teaching Transformation (T3) program is open to any Penn State instructor(s) of record, working as individuals or in small groups. The T3 program pairs you with an expert coach, who will work with you to identify and meet your teaching transformation goals. You will receive up to 10 hours of individual, one-on-one coaching (in person and virtual sessions available) you schedule at your convenience over the summer. You will have access to a host of T3 resources. You will receive a certificate of completion suitable for inclusion in your Faculty Activity Report. Instructors will apply through a short online form. Application deadline is May 13, 2024. Priority will be given to instructors designing courses to be taught during the 2024-25 academic year. Accepted participants will be notified by May 17, 2024.

Some examples of goals you could achieve through the T3 program are: adopting alternate forms of grading, planning to teach in a different modality, redesigning assignments, redesigning a course you inherited to make it your own, redesigning your course for more students, and much more.

Apply here: https://pennstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0pjr3vsWLsjeRn0 

Penn State encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact SITE at site@psu.edu or call 814-863-2599 at least 2 weeks prior to the start of the program to allow sufficient time to effectively meet your access needs.

Prompt: A Writing Retreat
Facilitated by Laura Cruz, Research Professor, Shannon McClellan Brooks, Graduate Instructional Consultant, and Kristy Ganoe, Associate Editor, Prompt
Tuesday, 6/18/2024, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Via Zoom -- registrants will receive the link before the event

Laura (Portrait)Shannon McClellan Brooks (Portrait)Kristy Ganoe (Portrait)

Do you have a writing assignment that you think has been especially inspiring and/or effective for your students?

If so, you might consider publishing in Prompt. Prompt is an open-access, peer-reviewed academic journal that publishes academic writing assignments accompanied by c. 2000 word reflective essays about how you designed, developed, and implemented the assignment. The journal accepts writing assignments from all levels (undergraduate and graduate) and disciplines.

If this sounds intriguing, we invite you to join us for a day-long virtual writing retreat focused on developing your writing assignment for submission to Prompt (or similar disciplinary-focused journals). In addition to structured work time, you will have full access to a supportive community of colleagues, a research coach, a writing coach, and an Associate Editor of Prompt.

All faculty, instructors, staff, and graduate students who teach Penn State students are welcome to join us.

Register at: https://pennstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5prhsPt9TIVVk6q.

Penn State encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact SITE at site@psu.edu or call 814-863-2599 at least 2 weeks prior to the start of the program to allow sufficient time to effectively meet your access needs.

Quick Take: How to Plan a Single Class Session
Facilitated by Chas Brua, Associate Research Professor, John Elia, Graduate Instructional Consultant, and Shannon McClellan Brook, Graduate Instructional Consultant
Thursday, 6/27/2024, 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Zoom

Chas (Portrait)John (Portrait)Shannon (Portrait)

Get an overview of key lesson-planning topics – like backward design, learning objectives, assessment, and more – in this one-part online workshop designed for grad students and postdocs who have had some teaching or TAing experience. This free workshop is being presented via the CIRTL Network, a consortium of more than 40 research universities. Space is limited.

Penn State encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact SITE at site@psu.edu or call 814-863-2599 at least 2 weeks prior to the start of the program to allow sufficient time to effectively meet your access needs.

Endorsement: Inclusive and Equitable Teaching
Facilitated by Beate Brunow, Associate Research Professor
Friday, 6/28/2024 to Thursday, 5/1/2025
Canvas

 

This endorsement is part of the Provost Endorsement Program.

This endorsement engages experienced instructors in implementing inclusive and equitable teaching in their current or upcoming course(s).  This program assumes participants already understand the need for inclusive and equitable practices. Eligible participants must have teaching responsibilities in the current or upcoming academic year so that they can most immediately benefit from the content of the program by applying program concepts to their teaching. Participants will revise a syllabus or assignments for future use, reflect on their teaching based on student feedback and peer interactions, and consider how they might cultivate belonging in their courses.  Once participants have registered, they will be added to a Canvas course and connected with a SITE faculty consultant. 

Penn State encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact SITE at site@psu.edu or call 814-863-2599 at least 2 weeks prior to the start of the program to allow sufficient time to effectively meet your access needs.

Prompt: A Writing Retreat
Facilitated by Laura Cruz, Research Professor, Shannon McClellan Brooks, Graduate Instructional Consultant, and Kristy Ganoe, Assistant Teaching Professor
Thursday, 8/8/2024, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Zoom

Laura (Portrait)Shannon (Portrait)Kristy (Portrait)

Do you have a writing assignment that you think has been especially inspiring and/or effective for your students?

If so, you might consider publishing in Prompt. Prompt is an open-access, peer-reviewed academic journal that publishes academic writing assignments accompanied by c. 2000 word reflective essays about how you designed, developed, and implemented the assignment. The journal accepts writing assignments from all levels (undergraduate and graduate) and disciplines.

If this sounds intriguing, we invite you to join us for a day-long virtual writing retreat focused on developing your writing assignment for submission to Prompt (or similar disciplinary-focused journals). In addition to structured work time, you will have full access to a supportive community of colleagues, a research coach, a writing coach, and an Associate Editor of Prompt.

All faculty, instructors, staff, and graduate students who teach Penn State students are welcome to join us.

Register at: https://pennstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5prhsPt9TIVVk6q

Penn State encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact SITE at site@psu.edu or call 814-863-2599 at least 2 weeks prior to the start of the program to allow sufficient time to effectively meet your access needs.
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