Teaching at Southern

July 2020, The Center for Teaching Excellence

Message from the CTE Director

As we navigate the re-opening of campus and new modes of course delivery, know that the CTE is here to support you. We've created a new self-paced, asynchronous Folio training course, "Flex Ed: Adaptive Pedagogy for Unpredictable Paths," to provide you training to make informed decisions about flexible course design and delivery.

We strive to support "Teaching Excellence" through this Flex Ed course and our many other professional development opportunities. We regularly update our website with new resources and workshops and are here to provide one-on-one assistance. We are in this together!

Debbie Walker, Interim Director

Flex Ed: Adaptive Pedagogy for Unpredictable Paths

We face a great deal of uncertainty in terms of fall course formats. As you try to plan for the coming semester, you may be wondering:

  • What happens if students can only attend every other or every third class due to course size? What about students who need to self-quarantine but want to continue my course?
  • What can I do to ensure that students continue learning if they can't come to class?
  • Can I still use active learning strategies in a socially distanced classroom?
  • Should I plan to teach a flipped, blended, hybrid, or hyflex course? What do any of those even mean?
  • How can I best design my course to manage a sudden online transition?

If you've considered these or similar questions, the CTE's new Flex Ed course is for you! In this asynchronous, self-paced Folio course, you'll find tips, tools, and strategies to help you design courses flexible enough to adapt to shifting course modalities while also ensuring engaging learning experiences for students.

This course opens July 6th and will remain open for enrollment. Once you register, you will be enrolled in the course. Please allow up to 24 hours for enrollment.

Register today!

CTE Teaching Online Webpage

The CTE has created a new Teaching Online web page for faculty. Here you will find the resources and training to support you in designing and delivering online courses.

Check out the Folio Jumpstart to get you started with Folio. (Remember, Folio supports face-to-face teaching too!)

Our Event Calendar is full. Check it out!

Helpful Resources

All CTE workshops and events are now being conducted remotely. Register below to receive the link to the workshop. Links will be emailed the morning of the workshop.

Evidence-Based Teaching Badge

Using OER with Other Materials: Yes! It's Possible

July 7, Tuesday 12-1 PM

Using OER to Ensure ALL Stories are Told!

July 8, Wednesday 12-1 PM

E-service Learning & Online Community Engagement

July 14, Monday 2-3 PM

Facilitating Discussions in Both Synchronous & Asynchronous Environments

July 15, Wednesday 11 AM-12 PM

Humanizing Your Online Course

July 23, Thursday 11 AM-12 PM

Professional Planning & Growth Badge

Addressing Challenging Student Situations

July 9, Thursday 9-10 AM

How to Talk about Race in Educational Settings

July 10, Friday 10-11 AM

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Terms for Beginners

July 13, Monday 10-11 AM

Combating Microaggressions & Diversity Resistance

July 17, Friday 10-11 AM

Teaching with Technology Badge

Folio: Gradebook

July 7, Tuesday 2-3 PM

Tests, Quizzes, & Assignments with Google Forms

July 8, Wednesday 3-4 PM

Google Tools to Record Lectures with Whiteboards

July 13, Monday 3-4 PM

Customize a Learning Path with Release Conditions & Replacement Strings

July 15, Wednesday 1-2 PM

Folio: Build a Learning Module

July 16, Thursday 10-11 AM

Discussion Board Alternatives

July 17, Friday 11 AM-12 PM

Creating Videos in Folio Courses

July 22, Wednesday 3-4 PM

Folio Boot Camp

July 30, Thursday 1-3 PM

Perusall Training: Get Students to Read

July 31, Friday 11 AM -12 PM

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