Teaching at Southern

September 2020, The Center for Teaching Excellence

Peer-to-Peer Chat Groups (P2P)

Peer-to-Peer Chat Groups (P2P) use the Google Chat Rooms feature to create informal, asynchronous spaces to ask questions, share struggles, exchange resources, and provide encouragement related to a particular topic. These faculty groups will be active September 14 - October 19 (with the option to extend). The chat facilitator will post a relevant video, article, infographic or photo twice a week. Participants will respond with comments, further questions or related resources.

If you are interested in participating in one of the inaugural groups, please register through our event calendar. The first topics include:

  • Engaging Students in COVID Classrooms

  • Flex Ed

  • Tech Tips and Tricks

Improving Your Online Course Program Open for Registration

Have you been teaching online for a while? Ready for a fresh look at your course? Experienced online instructors are invited to register for the Quality Matters® (QM) online workshop "Improving Your Online Course" (IYOC).

IYOC Dates: September 15, Tuesday - October 5, Monday (3 weeks)

Open Educational Resources (OER)

Interested in exploring the use of Open Educational Resources (OER) in your courses? Research on the use of No Cost/Low Cost materials has shown many benefits for students. To help you with this, Affordable Learning Georgia (ALG) just released Round 18 Request for Proposals for grant funding.

Listen to personal stories from previous ALG grant winners in the Featured Speaker Series: Transformation Grants. Our own Jason Slone is the featured speaker on September 25th at 2 pm with his topic: Two Nations, One Land.

For questions, contact ALG Campus Champions:

Library Champion: Nikki Rech: dcannonrech@georgiasouthern.edu

Instructional Design Champion: Debbie Walker: dwalker@georgiasouthern.edu

Faculty Champion: Chelda Smith: cheldasmith@georgiasouthern.edu

Outstanding SoTL Scholar

Dr. Jackie HeeYoung Kim, professor from the Department of Leadership, Technology and Human Development is the 2020/21 Outstanding SoTL Scholar. This designation recognizes a GS faculty member for a body of work of outstanding contributions to SoTL. Dr. Kim’s research interests are centered on bridging a gap between theory and practice. Her published works center around four major themes: 1) flipped classroom teaching approach; 2) self-regulated online learning; 3) role-playing approach (problem solving); 4) peer-tutoring.

Congratulations, Dr. Kim!

SoTL Fellows

The competitive Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Fellows Program is designed to foster faculty engagement and leadership in SoTL (Scholarship of Teaching and Learning) at GS. Four faculty were chosen this year. They will spend the year developing their research projects with guidance from the SoTL Leadership Team.

Virginia Wickline: Highlighting Skills in a Psychology Statistics Syllabus: Potential Influences on Students’ Self-Reported Knowledge of Skills

Cynthia Massey: Analyzing the Effectiveness of a Flipped Instruction Model in an Educator Prep Assessment Course

Arpita Saha: Transforming an Existing Traditional Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory to Course Based Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE)

Debanjana Ghosh: Effectiveness of Creative Chemistry Projects for Learning

Concepts in General Chemistry Courses

CTE Book Study Poll

Express your interest in a CTE Book Discussion Group Each group will meet 4-5 times for one hour. The schedule will be determined once the group members are identified. Meetings will be held virtually.
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All CTE workshops and events are now being conducted remotely. Register your attendance here. Links will be emailed the morning of the workshop. For more information about our Badging system, please visit our website.

Evidence-Based Teaching Badge

Student-Instructor Rapport in Face-to-Face Classes

September 4, Friday 11 AM - 12 PM

September 18, Friday 11 AM - 12 PM

Strategies & Tools for Asynchronous Group Work

September 8, Tuesday 11 AM - 12 PM

September 11, Friday 11 AM - 12 PM

Peer-to-Peer Chat: Engaging Students in COVID Classrooms*

September 14, Monday 8 AM

*asynchronous group chat that will run from September 14 to October 19

Peer-to-Peer Chat: Flex Ed*

September 14, Monday 8 AM

*asynchronous group chat that will run from September 14 to October 19

Two Nations, One Land - Jason Stone - ALG Grant

September 25, Friday 2 - 3 :PM

Teaching with Technology Badge

Peer Reviews with Peermark

September 4, Friday 10 - 11 AM

September 30, Wednesday 2 - 3 PM

Folio: Boot Camp

September 8, Tuesday 1 - 3 PM

October 6, Tuesday 10 AM - 12 PM

Educating with Zoom

September 10, Thursday 10 - 11 AM

September 15, Tuesday 11 AM - 12 PM

October 1, Thursday 10 - 11 AM

Folio: Build a Learning Module

September 10, Thursday 11 AM - 12 PM

Peer-to-Peer Chat: Tech Tips & Tricks*

September 14, Monday 8 AM

*asynchronous group chat that will run from September 14 to October 19

Perusall Training: Get Students to Read

September 14, Monday 2 -3 PM

September 17, Thursday 2 -3 PM

Folio: Gradebook

September 16, Wednesday 10 - 11 AM

Customize a Learning Path with Release Conditions

September 16, Wednesday 12 - 1 PM

Folio: Kaltura

September 22, Tuesday 10 - 11 AM

Mapping with Jamboard

September 24, Thursday 2 - 3 PM

Professional Planning & Growth Badge

Affordable Learning Georgia Grant Tips

September 9, Wednesday 3 - 4 PM

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