Past Workshops & Materials

 

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Fall 2021 Workshops:

MANAGING CLASSROOM CONVERSATIONS PANEL SERIES: COVID AND VACCINES 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30TH 3-4PM

In this ITL panel discussion series, we will explore how faculty in different disciplines approach, address, and manage civil conversations around challenging topics. 

This panel will focus on how faculty are maintaining civil conversations, supporting fearful students, and having productive conversations. This session starts from the place that the university encourages vaccines and is not intended as a vaccine debate. 

Panelists include:
Nicolette Powe, Public Health
Alan Tomhave, Philosophy
Nicole Kent-Strollo, Dean of Students 

TELLING FACT FROM FICTION—INFORMATION LITERACY WITH STUDENTS WITH FACULTY FELLOW MONICA MERRILL 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7TH 3-4PM

VIRTUAL & IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE AVAILABLE

In this workshop we will go over strategies to help students differentiate fact from fiction. We will go over activities that students can do to help them learn this skill. We will explore ways to incorporate these lessons into existing classroom activities and assignments. Lastly, we will discuss how we can emphasize the importance of learning how to tell fact from fiction to students.  

Participants will be asked to pick an existing assignment in their class and think about how they could add differentiating fact from fiction as a learning outcome for that assignment. 

ITL LUNCH AND LEARN: GRADING FOR EQUITY (LUNCH PROVIDED) 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14TH 12-1PM

VIRTUAL & IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE AVAILABLE

Join ITL staff to discuss strategies for equitable assignment and assessment design. The workshop will focus in 3 areas - maintaining high expectations, a willingness to challenge the way “we’ve always done it,” and increasing transparency by involving students. We will share ready to go examples that we’ve tested in our courses and are ready to use in yours!  

MANAGING CLASSROOM CONVERSATIONS PANEL SERIES: DE-ESCALATING TENSION IN THE CLASSROOM  

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19TH 3-4PM

VIRTUAL & IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE AVAILABLE

In this ITL panel discussion series, we will explore how faculty in different disciplines approach, address, and manage civil conversations around challenging topics. 

This panel will focus on how to help students who may be frustrated, angry, or upset, both in the classroom or in individual interactions. The focus will be on creating a positive classroom community. MORE DESCRIPTION TO COME. 

CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT IN DIVIDED TIMES WITH FACULTY FELLOW MONICA MERRILL 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26TH 1-2PM

VIRTUAL & IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE AVAILABLE

In this workshop, we will discuss the four typical reactions that students have to difficult/contentious topics (paralysis, paralysis by proxy, rage, and resistance). We will explain each and participants will be asked to identify examples that they have seen in their classes. Lastly, we will go over best practices for classroom management strategies and how we can potentially apply them to our courses.  

Participants will be asked to choose a class they are teaching and to identify possible polarizing topics and best practices. They will then work together to pair some of the classroom management strategies we have gone over to each of their topics.  

REVIVING YOUR INTELLECTUAL LIFE 

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 3RD 3-4PM

VIRTUAL & IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE AVAILABLE

I don't know about you, but after a tough year, I can sure use a jump-start. This workshop will offer a variety of resources and opportunities to re-engage with your research agenda. Learn about grant opportunities, new research databases, podcast and article clubs, and writing circles. Get inspired!  

DESIGNING A COURSE WITH CONTENTION IN MIND WITH FACULTY FELLOW MONICA MERRILL 

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2ND 3-4PM

VIRTUAL & IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE AVAILABLE

In this workshop, we will review the four typical reactions that students have to difficult/contentious topics (paralysis, paralysis by proxy, rage, and resistance). After we identify and explain the four reactions, we will discuss what examples of this participants have seen in their classroom and what ‘triggers’ they see in the course structure. Lastly, we will discuss ways we can proactively manage these reactions by how we structure our courses.  

Participants will be asked to choose one course they teach and brainstorm ways that they can be proactive about these reactions and what they can do to lessen them.   

HOLIDAY SOCIAL HOURS & STUDENT PANTRY FOOD DRIVE 

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9TH 4-6PM

Join ITL to celebrate the end of the semester with your colleagues! Appetizers will be served. There will also be a prize drawing for anyone who brings a food item for the YSU Student Pantry.