The Office of Instruction and Assessment has launched the new webinar series Inclusive Teaching Tidbits. On this website, you will find webinar recordings, materials, and additional resources. Please direct questions, suggestions for future topics of this series, or consultation requests in these topics to Mascha N. Gemein (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Katie Southard (email@example.com)
Register through our Webinars & Classes site.
Going Global: When In-Person Courses Go Online
The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed much in-person instruction into the remote classroom space. Many students who would otherwise reside on campus are now located in various time zones and across the world. We are drawing from the experience of UA Global instructors and experts in a series of two panels to illuminate key considerations and effective teaching strategies for the global, remote classroom for anyone. Each panel includes interactive elements for participants and is followed by a “social” half hour that allows for additional, unstructured conversation with the panelists.
This third set of conversations in the Inclusive Teaching Tidbits series is a collaboration between OIA and UA Global. Mascha and Katie are welcoming Global Curriculum Coordinator, Kate Shea, as co-moderator for these panels.
Going Global: Humanizing Remote Classroom Design and Communication
January 6, 2021 (Wednesday) at 2 to 3 pm MST (social half hour to follow)
Moderators: Katie Southard, PhD (OIA) & Kate Shea, MLIS, MA (UA Global)
Sumayya Granger, PhD
Associate Director of Program Administration, Center for English as a Second Language; Assistant Professor, Public and Applied Humanities
Erika Ebermann, MD
Faculty of Architecture, Universidad de Ciencias Aplicadas, Lima, Peru; Global Lecturer, SBE, University of Arizona, Lima, Peru
Lauren Harvey, MA
Writing Support Specialist, Instruction and Assessment; PhD Candidate, SLAT; Graduate Associate, Writing Program
Recording & Materials:
- Stay Connected with International Students: Strategies for Faculty (Provided by Lauren Harvey)
- Checking Website Accessibility in China(Provided by Lauren Harvey)
- Humanizing the Online Classroom PPT Slide (Provided by Dr. Sumayya Granger)
Going Global: Flipped Learning in Online Classrooms
January 8, 2021 (Friday) at 2 to 3 pm MST (social half hour to follow)
If you are new to the concept of flipped learning, we recommend that you read the mini-primer "Flipping Your Classes to Enhance Active Learning" as an introduction and a great collection of resources on that topic.
Moderators: Mascha Gemein, PhD (OIA) & Kate Shea, MLIS, MA (UA Global)
Spencer Willis. DrPH;
Assistant Professor of Practice, Online Faculty Development, Instruction and Assessment
Lysette Davis, PhD;
Director of Honors Online and Experiential Learning, UArizona Honors College
Cac Dao, PhD;
Professor of Practice, Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering and Mechanics; Lead, UArizona Civil Engineering program at the American University in Phnom Penh (AUPP)
Recording & Materials:
- Mini-Course: Getting Started with Flipped Learning (Feb 1-5 or 8-12, 2021) Visit OIA's Webinars & Classes to register (Provided by Dr. Spencer Willis)
- Slides: Getting Started with Flipped Learning (Provided by Dr. Spencer Willis)
- Slides: Cultural Humility and Sense of Belonging through LMS (Provided by Dr. Lysette Davi)
- Slides: Leveraging Zoom for Active Learning in a Remote, Flipped Classroom (Provided by Dr. Cac Dao)
Effects of Trauma on Learners and Learning
Webinar: August 4, 2020 (Tuesday) 3:00-3:50PM
In this webinar, we will define trauma and the potential effects of trauma on learners and learning. We will tackle what it means to be trauma-informed in the teaching and learning environment and consider the impact of our current climate on our students. The format of this webinar will include interactive presentation and group discussion. Due to the nature of this sensitive topic, we will not ask participants in this webinar to share personal experiences with trauma, traumatic events, or encounters with students experiencing trauma.
Recordings & Materials:
- Recording of the session
- Zoom session slides
- Trauma and Trauma-Informed Pedagogy Handout
- Padlet Shared Resources (PDF)
- Podcast episode "Tea for Teaching: Trauma-Informed Pedagogy" featuring Karen Costa (April, 2020), hosted by John Kane and Rebecca Mushtare from the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching at the State University of New York, Oswego
- Hope Matters and Leveraging the Neuroscience of Now by Mays Imad (Inside Higher Ed, 2020)
- Trauma-Informed Teaching During COVID-19 by Leah Marion Roberts (Vanderbilt, 2020)
- Teaching in a Time of Uncertainty (Emory University, 2020)
- Trauma-Informed Teaching and Learning (Carello, 2020)
Trauma-Informed Teaching: Reflection, Approach, and Teaching Practice
Webinar: August 6, 2020 (Thursday) 3:00-3:50PM
In this webinar, we will take a deeper dive into practical steps for shaping trauma-informed teaching practice. We will provide several options for engagement in next-steps for integrating trauma-informed teaching into your own reflections, approach, and teaching context through thematic breakout session discussions. Due to the nature of this sensitive topic, we will not ask participants to share personal experiences with trauma, traumatic events, or encounters with students experiencing trauma.
Recording and materials:
- Recording of the session
- Zoom session slides
- Option 1: Self-Care for Educators
- Option 2: Small, Practical Tips and Reminders for Trauma-Informed Teaching (Carello)
- Option 3: Self-Assessment for Educators (Carello)
- Students: Counseling & Psych Services (CAPS), https://health.arizona.edu/counseling-psych-services, (520) 621-6490, (520) 570-7898 (after hours). These services include the Oasis Sexual Assault, Relationship Violence, and Trauma Services.
- Campus Health offers great resources for "Coping with Stress Related to COVID-19"
- Faculty/staff: Life & Work Connections, https://lifework.arizona.edu/, (520) 621-2493. There are many programs, among them the Support and Resiliency Hub an the Employee Assistance Counseling.
- Mental Health Apps
Keeping all Students in Mind: Tidbits for Creating an Inclusive Learning Environment in Zoom
Webinar: May 18, 2020 (Monday) 1:00-1:45PM
In this webinar, we will discuss concrete strategies for increasing access to learning for students struggling with the various challenges of online and remote learning. We will offer evidence-based strategies to tackle commonly experienced challenges that instructors face in synchronous Zoom sessions. Small changes in structure and communication can create meaningful opportunities for increased student engagement and comfort.
- Zoom Session Recording
- Slides with Summary Notes
- Handout with ideas to start and end a Zoom class session
- “8 Ways to Be More Inclusive in Your Zoom Teaching” by Kelly A. Hogan and Viji Sathy (Chronicle of Higher Education, April 8, 2020)
- “Maintaining Equity and Inclusion in Virtual Learning Environments” (San Diego State University, 2020)
- “A Reminder of Who is Hurt by Insisting that Students Share Images of their Personal Lives” by Rebecca Barrett-Fox (2020)
- “Why We’re Exhausted by Zoom” by Susam Blum (Inside Higher Ed, April 22, 2020)
- “Tips & Tricks: Teachers Educating on Zoom” (Zoom, 2020)
- “Inclusive Teaching in Zoom” (Stanford, 2020)
- “Making Zoom Sessions Inclusive” (Cornell, 2020)
- “About Universal Design for Learning” (CAST, 2020)
- "Communicating with Students" (Padlet, OIA, March 2020; includes links to student technology access surveys)
Zooming In: Responding to Conflict and Emotionally-Charged Moments in the Zoom Classroom
Webinar: May 20, 2020 (Wednesday) 1:00-1:45PM
In this webinar, we will be addressing conflict and challenging moments in the Zoom classroom, using examples such as dealing with microaggressions, insults, or bias in discussions or written posts. We will discuss specific teaching strategies to use in these “hot moments”. Resources and tools will be offered to explore these topics further.
- “Fighting the Shadow Pandemic” by B. Venkat Mani (Inside Higher Ed, May 14, 2020)
- “Run Meetings That Are Fair to Introverts, Women, and Remote Workers” by Renee Cullinan (Harvard Business Review, April 29, 2016)
- “Teaching in Times of Crisis” (Vanderbilt, 2010)
- “Trauma-Informed Pedagogy” (webinar) by Mays Imad with slides
- The RAVEN response model: “How to Respond to Racial Microaggressions When They Occur” by J. Luke Wood and Frank Harris III (Diverse Education, May 5, 2020),
- “Addressing Racial Bias and Microaggressions in Online Environments” (webinar) by J. Luke Wood and Frank Harris III.
- “Tool: Interrupting Microaggressions” (University of California, Santa Cruz, 2014)