Previous Events

Oct 15

Getting Started with Team-Based Learning

Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 2:00pm
Online in Zoom

Team-Based Learning (TBL) is a structured collaborative learning strategy that emphasizes preparation, application of course concepts, and accountability. Generally, TBL is applied throughout the course and students form permanent teams that work together over the course of the semester. This introductory workshop is designed to provide participants with the basics of TBL and analyze how TBL could be incorporated into their course. Click here for more information. 
Teaching, Learning, & Student Success, Workshops
Oct 15

Adopting a Trauma Informed Lens

Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 1:00pm
Online in Zoom

Often, our classroom environments fail to account for how stressors impact the learner and how the learning environment can exacerbate trauma responses in our students. During this discussion, you will be introduced to the concept of psychological trauma, how it impacts the learning environment, and how you can adjust your teaching strategies and approaches to incorporate a trauma-informed lens. Click here for more information.
Teaching, Learning, & Student Success, Workshops
Oct 15

Digital Literacy Lunch and Learn

Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 12:00pm
Online in Zoom

As recent events have highlighted, digital literacy is critical in our contemporary world and significantly impacts student learning. However, what digital literacy means and how it’s practiced vary widely across contexts. In this lunch and learn, several members of the University’s Digital Literacy Learning Community will introduce basic digital literacy concepts and frameworks, give examples of teaching and engaging with digital literacy in different disciplines, and discuss possibilities for incorporating digital literacy instruction in participants' courses.
Teaching, Learning, & Student Success, Workshops
Oct 14

Adopting a Trauma Informed Lens

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 1:00pm
Online in Zoom

Often, our classroom environments fail to account for how these stressors impact the learner and how the learning environment can exacerbate trauma responses in our students. During this discussion, you will be introduced to the concept of psychological trauma, how it impacts the learning environment, and how you can adjust your teaching strategies and approaches to incorporate a trauma-informed lens. Click here for more information 
Teaching, Learning, & Student Success, Workshops
Oct 14

Developing an Inclusive Syllabus

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 10:00am
Online in Zoom

Developing an inclusive syllabus is a key first step towards creating an inclusive classroom and communicating to students your intent to cultivate an inclusive and supportive learning environment. In this workshop, we will introduce you to key components of an inclusive syllabus and provide examples that illustrate how these components can be applied to the design or re-design of your syllabus. We will also analyze syllabi to incorporate principles of diversity, inclusion, and equity and review a current syllabus using inclusive syllabus guidelines.
Inclusive Excellence, Workshops
Oct 13

Inclusive Excellence Teaching Strategies

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 2:00pm
Online in Zoom

We all care deeply about our students and want them to succeed. Besides teaching disciplinary content and skills, our role as instructors is to help students learn and to create a diverse set of thinkers and problem-solvers who can go on to do amazing things with our content. Click here for more information. 
Inclusive Excellence, Workshops
Oct 9

Inclusive Language and Gender Pronouns

Friday, October 9, 2020 - 1:00pm
Online in Zoom

As campus works to become more inclusive, one of the most important elements is the language that we use. Often heard is a reference to "pronouns", but what are they and why do they matter? During this engaging and interactive session, participants will learn about inclusive language, what pronouns are and how to appropriately ask for and use them, and better understand the importance of this small but powerful statement. Click here for more information. 
Inclusive Excellence, Inclusive Excellence: Campus Community, Workshops
Oct 7

Faculty Transfer Mentor Training

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 12:30pm
Online in Zoom

 Mentors have the ability to influence, encourage, and guide transfer students to enhance their academic success. During the training participants will learn about the characteristics and needs of transfer students, the transfer student population at Appalachian, and what you can do to support transfer students and to be a successful transfer mentor. Click here for more information. 
Teaching, Learning, & Student Success, Workshops
Sep 30

Instruction to Online Writing Instruction

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 12:00pm
Online in Zoom

Online Writing Instruction (OWI) should be personal, accessible, responsive, and strategic (PARS). This workshop is designed to introduce participants to the principles of OWI with particular emphasis on the PARS model and its effective application across disciplines and online course delivery modes. Click here for more information. 
Teaching, Learning, & Student Success, Workshops
Sep 25

Inclusive Excellence Teaching Strategies

Friday, September 25, 2020 - 11:00am
Online in Zoom

We all care deeply about our students and want them to succeed. Besides teaching disciplinary content and skills, our role as instructors is to help students learn and to create a diverse set of thinkers and problem-solvers who can go on to do amazing things with our content. Click here for more information 
Inclusive Excellence, Workshops