The Charles A. Dana Center of the University of Texas at Austin will offer two virtual workshops series to CVHEC member institution faculty and staff. Participants are welcome to participate in all six workshops or the workshop that best fits their schedule.
Registration deadline for the workshops is Jan. 27 at 1 p.m.
• Pedagogy Workshops (support faculty in implementing student success strategies)
Helping Students Transition to Learners
February 23, 2-4 p.m. REGISTER
This session will explore several structural and psychosocial course design principles that can help students develop from passive receivers of knowledge to independent learners in an online setting.
Introduction to Psychosocial Factors: Belonging
February 24, 2-4 p.m. REGISTER
Psychosocial factors and their importance in supporting students in a heterogeneous virtual classroom will be introduced. The Belonging Mindset will be explored, including tools to help students develop a Belonging Mindset that can be incorporated into any course, whether face-to-face or virtual.
Differentiated Instruction Online
February 25, 2-4 p.m. REGISTER
Participants will actively experience instructional techniques that, by their design, meet individual needs within a diverse online student classroom while providing instructors with immediate formative assessment. These “low-floor, high-ceiling” strategies include all students, giving them the opportunity to understanding through discourse. The purpose, construction, and recommended facilitation strategies for each technique will be discussed and examples and templates will be provided.
• Continuous Improvement of Corequisite Models
This series of workshops will focus on the continuous improvement of corequisite models and is appropriate for both English and math instructors and department chairs. Participants will explore a continuous improvement framework for identifying, implementing and evaluating incremental changes to increase the efficacy of the corequisite models at their institution. Participants who are unable to attend all three workshops are advised that the “Continuous Improvement Planning” workshop (March 11) makes more sense if the “Introduction to Quality Improvement” is attended.
Promoting Continuous Improvement
Tuesday, March 9, 2-4 p.m. REGISTER
Participants will explore the characteristics of a department culture that supports Continuous Improvement.
Introduction to Quality Improvement
Wednesday, March 10, 1-4 p.m. REGISTER
Participants will receive an overview of the Quality Improvement continuous improvement process that can be used in their departments to support implementation of corequisite courses.
Continuous Improvement Planning
Thursday, March 11, 2-4 p.m. REGISTER
Participants will model the process of continuous improvement and how it could be used to address a current challenge they are dealing with at their institution.