Starting June 8, 2020, the Center for Teaching & Learning will be offering a six-week self-paced workshop focused on best practices for teaching online. This workshop will orient participants to online teaching pedagogies through asynchronous discussions and hands-on activities. Participants will review pedagogical practices and technology resources, join asynchronous discussions, and work with digital tools in either the Blackboard or G-Suite environment.
Please complete this registration form: https://forms.gle/QwHyqBYLVuifbprU6 by July 17, 2020
Session 1 – Creating a welcoming online learning environment
- Read articles and watch videos about the importance of a creative, welcoming, and flexible online environment; theories of online education; teaching in the time of COVID-19;
- Create a welcome video for their course;
- Set up Blackboard/Google Classroom.
Session 2 – Structuring an online course and an effective syllabus
- Learn QC G Suite, Google Drive, Google Doc
- Self-assess course syllabus using Queens College Online Course Evaluation Guidelines
- Make necessary changes to the syllabus
Session 3 – Developing online content
- Participate in a flipped classroom to learn more about it by using new technology tools called TedEd and Edpuzzle;
- Learn how to record lectures using screen recording software;
- Read articles on online pedagogy and strategies for teaching online;
- Watch videos/listen to podcasts about teaching online;
- Participate in discussions about the online synchronous meeting tools;
- Create online content in Blackboard/Google Classroom.
Session 4 – Engaging students in an online environment
- Listen to a podcast on innovative ways to involve students and integrate technology into your courses;
- Watch two short videos on engaging students in readings and micro-lectures and on planning and facilitating effective discussion, with recommendations followed by each video;
- Learn how to use Flipgrid, an online video discussion tool;
- Set up discussion forums on Blackboard and in Google Classroom;
- Set up a video discussion forum in Flipgrid.
Session 5 – Online assessment
- Read articles about online assessments;
- Explore a variety of online assessment tools;
- Create assignments and quizzes on Blackboard/Google Classroom;
- Deliver online presentations about their online course design.
As participants in this workshop, faculty will be able to:
- offer a student-centered learning experience in an online learning environment;
- support students in achieving essential learning objectives creatively and flexibly;
- re-imagine face-to-face pedagogies and projects in an online environment;
- demonstrate competency in choosing and using digital tools for teaching remotely;
- design effective online learning activities that engage students in the learning process, and support the achievement of intended student learning outcomes;
- This workshop will be offered on both Blackboard and Google Classroom. Participants may indicate their preference in the registration form below.
- Participants can expect to spend about 25-30 hours working on asynchronous activities, but actual time may vary based on prior experience.
- Upon successful completion* of this intensive workshop, participants will receive a Certificate of Completion and compensation of $500 for their participation.
*Successful completion of the workshop includes completing assigned workshop activities and participating in discussion forums, hands-on activities, and a syllabus draft.
- Workshop participants will have access to sustained pedagogical advice and technical support from the Center for Teaching & Learning
Please complete this registration form: https://forms.gle/QwHyqBYLVuifbprU6
Participants will receive confirmation of their registration and instructions for joining Blackboard or Google Classroom via email.
Questions can be directed to Rowena Li (firstname.lastname@example.org), Jean Kelly (email@example.com), or Michelle Fraboni ( firstname.lastname@example.org). For more information on teaching online, visit https://keepteaching.qc.cuny.edu/