On March 9th, we shared ideas for supporting teaching & learning by using Digital Interactive Notebooks. We also provided links to FREE templates - downloadable as Google Slides or as Powerpoint - so that you don't have to build your own from scratch.
In Part 1, we covered some low-stakes, quick-to-implement active learning strategies - this past week, in Part 2, we looked at some higher-order strategies, aimed at breaking down complex content, and allowing for differentiated instruction.
These strategies can be modified for any teaching modality (in person, asynchronous online, or synchronous online), but we model them in the synchronous online environment with Webex Meetings. The slides include some video links of tried & true sources that will take you through the approaches taken in other teaching modalities (in-person and asynchronous online).
In this week's session, we shared several strategies for low- to mid-stakes active learning assignments. These can be modified for any teaching modality (in person, asynchronous online, or synchronous online), but we model a few of them in the synchronous online environment with Webex Meetings.
Active Learning Part 2 is coming up in two weeks, where we will share some higher-stakes, more complex strategies with you.
This afternoon, we'll be facilitating a session on active learning to engage your students with their peers and with the content in meaningful ways. In the meantime, here's a great Faculty Focus article, "Enhancing Student Engagement & Interaction with Online Digital Tools."
This week, we offered the "Organizing Your Lesson with Google Slides," looking at the many features of Google Slides that makes it an ideal "container" for all the components - instructional content and activities - of your lesson.
Last week, we offered the "Survival Tips for Navigating Live Online" on Monday 1/11 for Faculty Convocation, and again on Wednesday 1/13 as part of CGCC's Week of Accountability offerings. Between the two sessions we had nearly 150 attendees! If you missed both of the LOL sessions, you can still get the info by watching the video in this blog.
This week we had a whole lotta fun reading your Letters to Santa, sharing CTLA Staff Favorites (software, hardware, hi-tech, lo-tech and even a little no-tech). We talked tech, and tech-based teaching and productivity solutions!
This week, The CTLA's own Kali Andrews, Instructional Designer, joined us to share one of her favorite tools - Padlet! Kali shared the basics of setting up Padlet, strategies/activities, two ways to include your live Padlet discussion wall within Canvas, and her thoughts on free (Padlet Basic) vs. paid (Padlet pro).
This week, two of our faculty members graciously volunteered to share their favorite webconferencing platforms for teaching: Webex Teams (Fanny Silvestri) and Zoom (Marie Huntsinger).
Awesome people who want to help you do awesome stuff in the classroom! Join the conversation here or in our Facebook Group: CGCC Center for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment