Previous Events

Feb 19

Reflection and Inclusive Teaching, Why You Matter

Friday, February 19, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:15pm
Online in Zoom

Inclusive teaching methods and technologies are within easy reach as we try to make sure all students have equitable educational experiences in our classrooms; faculty are trying to “get it right”. In our push to implement teaching styles, tools, and inclusive language, it is easy to forget that teaching begins with you and all that you bring to your students and colleagues.
Teaching, Learning, & Student Success, Inclusive Excellence, Workshops
Feb 18

Book Club: The Spark of Learning: Energizing the College Classroom with the Science of Emotion

Thursday, February 18, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Online in Zoom

This spring book club will focus on discussing the application of evidence-based practices related to the role of emotion in learning to engagement, motivation, and retention. Book club members will be given a copy of the book. This workshop will also occur from 2:00-3:00 on the following days: Thursday, January 28th, Thursday, February 18th & Thursday, March 11th. Registration Link
Teaching, Learning, & Student Success, Learning Technologies: Technology Enhanced Learning, Book Clubs, Workshops
Feb 18

Digital Literacy Learning Community Lunch and Learn: Selected Topics

Thursday, February 18, 2021 - 12:00pm to 12:50pm

Join members of AppState's Digital Literacy Learning Community for conversations about the role of digital literacy in your classrooms and your lives. Topics TBD by participant interest. Register"
Learning Technologies, Workshops
Feb 17

Promoting Student Engagement with Flipgrid and Padlet

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Are you interested in trying new strategies to engage students in online learning? Have you heard of Flipgrid or Padlet, but you're not sure what they are or where to start? Join this session to explore how you can get students communicating and collaborating through these easy-to-use video- and text-based tools. Register"
Teaching, Learning, & Student Success, Learning Technologies, Workshops, Learning Technologies: Technology Enhanced Learning
Feb 10

Small Teaching Book Club

Wednesday, February 10, 2021 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Online in Zoom

Are you interested in invigorating your teaching but don't have much time? Would you like to discuss some innovative ideas with your colleagues across campus? James Lang has plucked a multitude of options built on the science of learning to help anybody tune up their class, or the whole course, with a small, easy to use intervention. It could be a simple 5-minute in-class or online exercise, or a tweek in the course design, or a better way to communicate with students, but everyone is bound to find something that will improve their course for themselves and their students?
Book Clubs, Teaching, Learning, & Student Success, Learning Technologies, Workshops
Feb 9

Equipped to Succeed

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Please join this workshop which will focus on creating and understanding the different tools and frameworks to allow students the opportunity to guide their own learning. The Community of Inquiry framework will be shared along with tools that support student creativity and ownership. We will explore utilizing tools that support quality over quantity, helping students create unique products that highlight their understanding of the content. Register"
Feb 8

Spring 2021 Agile Teaching Academy

Monday, February 8, 2021 - 8:00am to Friday, March 5, 2021 - 5:00pm
Online in Zoom

The Appalachian Agile Teaching Academy is a four-week asynchronous course aimed at helping faculty design flexible courses. Faculty will learn how to design a highly adaptable course utilizing online, blended, and/or f2f components. During this four-week AsULearn course, participants will work asynchronously with peers and facilitators to think through important course considerations in the design and delivery of their course. Faculty can expect to spend approximately 2-3 hours per week for a total of 8-12 hours.
Teaching, Learning, & Student Success, Workshops
Feb 5

Instructional Strategies for Large Classes

Friday, February 5, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Teaching large classesvpresents multiple challenges for instructors. Fostering student engagement, assessing student learning, facilitating discussion, and managing the logistics of large classes are just a few of these challenges. In this workshop, faculty experts will present effective tips and strategies for teaching large courses in multiple delivery formats. Register
Teaching, Learning, & Student Success, Workshops
Feb 3

Getting Comfortable with Interactive Digital Tools: Make and Take Session

Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

Are you overwhelmed by the digital resources available? Unsure how to use them? Come learn about how using hyperlinks can help make your hybrid classes more interactive and less lecture. We will explore options such as using Google Docs, Forms, and Slides to create digital escape rooms, quiz games, and interactive notes. Register
Teaching, Learning, & Student Success, Learning Technologies, Workshops
Feb 3

Spring Virtual Book Club

Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 9:00am to 10:00am

This Spring 2021 Virtual Book Club will read and discuss, 99 Tips for Creating Simple and Sustainable Educational Videos: A Guide for Online Teachers and Flipped Classes by Karen Costa. Learn and discuss how you might use the tools you already have to create instructor-generated videos for your online classes that may boost course engagement levels. Book club members will be given a copy of the book. Register
Teaching, Learning, & Student Success, Learning Technologies, Workshops