Teaching and Learning Forum Newsletters

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January 15, 2021

Rachel Cox

November 2020 Newsletter

In the midst of the pandemic and during this current surge of Covid-19 cases, colleges and universities across the country are still adapting methods of teaching in the safest and most effective methods. Distance learning has existed for decades. But because of the Covid-19 crisis, all schools were forced into a kind of distance learning. The challenge has been to try to keep this as a sustainable method of instruction, as we aren’t sure how long we will be in this situation.

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January 15, 2021

By Rachel Cox

November 2020 Newsletter

In the midst of the pandemic and during this current surge of Covid-19 cases, colleges and universities across the country are still adapting methods of teaching in the safest and most effective methods. Distance learning has existed for decades. But because of the Covid-19 crisis, all schools were forced into a kind of distance learning. The challenge has been to try to keep this as a sustainable method of instruction, as we aren’t sure how long we will be in this situation.

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November 6, 2020

By Rachel Cox

November 2020 Newsletter

Throughout this year, we have taken a journey of ACTION together.

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October 11, 2020

By Rachel Cox

October 2020 Newsletter

What type of community are we creating in our online and virtual classes? Our students will be successful and feel a sense of belonging, nurturing, and care only to the extent that we have created an open community of inquiry.

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September 4, 2020

By Rachel Cox

September 2020 Newsletter

As students and faculty have been dealing with the effects of social distancing and self-isolation due to the pandemic and quarantine, it is more important than ever to fully engage our students. It may take a little more pre-planning to engage our students in an online or virtual environment. So here are a few ideas:

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August 10, 2020

By Rachel Cox

August 2020 Newsletter

One of the key things about education is that it is constantly changing: new ideas, new information to be taught, new ways to teach. Education cannot be static if it is to be successful.

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July 3, 2020

By Rachel Cox

July 2020 Newsletter

If the year 2020 has taught us anything, it is that nothing in our world is permanent or a given, and no one can escape change. Yet sometimes these very changes can be the things that wake us up and push us towards improvement. As educators, we have been tasked with creating meaningful, engaging, and high impact learning experiences for our students with little-to-no face to face contact.

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June 9, 2020

By Rachel Cox

June 2020 Newsletter

Many complex subjects make collaboration between disciplines essential. Seeing the same problems from a new perspective can lead to unique solutions. Collaboration also allows us to model working well with others for our students. By establishing common goals with colleagues, working with each other, and finding synergy across disciplines, we can successfully navigate these challenging times and bring our students the most well-rounded education possible.

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June 2, 2020

By Gail Niklason & Michelle Culumber

Tuesday Teaching Tips | June 2, 2020

These events will showcase some of the best practices for teaching in virtual and online formats presented by the faculty technology coaches from all colleges. Presentations will be in the format of GIFTS sessions (Great Ideas for Teaching Students) with Q&A opportunities at the end of each showcase.

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May 26, 2020

By Robin Haislett & Jean Norman

Tuesday Teaching Tips | May 26, 2020

These events will showcase some of the best practices for teaching in virtual and online formats presented by the faculty technology coaches from all colleges. Presentations will be in the format of GIFTS sessions (Great Ideas for Teaching Students) with Q&A opportunities at the end of each showcase.

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May 1, 2020

By Rachel Cox

May 2020 Newsletter

The entire world is facing new dangers and  frightening situations we have never  encountered before. We are in the very process  of learning what true courage is. We have seen  heroes disguised as everyday people step forward to serve and protect. We have dug deep and found courage in ourselves, trying new things  and adapting to new situations.

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April 10, 2015

By Rachel Cox

April 2020 Newsletter

If there is one thing we can all hope to learn from this, it is that there are multiple ways to achieve many goals, especially learning. For those of us who have been teaching the same classes in the same ways for a while, this situation of social distancing and forced online and virtual learning has been a wake up call.

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