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Kickoff Dialogue, part 2: Groupwork, Teamwork, and other Active Learning Strategies amid the Pandemic

When: Thursday, September 16, 2021
2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Where: > See description for location
Description: Claire T. Carney Library Room 213

The return to campus this semester introduces something of a paradox. On the one hand, we look forward to engaging our students in the classroom in ways we've missed over the past three semesters: through discussion, small group activities, project-based assignments, and other active learning pedagogies. On the other hand, we are teaching and learning still in pandemic times, and some conventional practices (i.e. forming small discussion circles, asking students to move around the classroom, circulating the room and joining group discussions) may be met with caution or even fear by students and instructors alike. How, then, shall we approach active learning amid a pandemic?

Join Jay Zysk, Ricardo Rosa, and Monika Schuler for an open dialogue on various strategies and practices for collaborative, active learning as we return to campus. What technologies might we use to foster interaction while maintaining physical space? How can we communicate effectively while masking indoors? How can we creatively work with our classroom spaces to create learning environments that are active, engaging, and dynamic? How can we rethink group work and other team-based pedagogies, perhaps with the aid of some instructional technologies we've implemented over the past several semesters?

To register, please email Ellen Mandly at In-person participation will be limited to the first 10 registrants; virtual participation is available to anyone. Please make your preference known when registering. Lunch is provided for in-person participants.
Topical Areas: Faculty, Staff and Administrators, Faculty Development