There are two Learning Communities this semester that interested participants can be involved in.
In conjunction with the Aspirational Teaching Institute, a learning community will be conducted on Inclusive Teaching. Facilitators and instructional designers Steven Cain and Julia Remsik Larsen will guide participants through the reading of Inclusive Teaching: Strategies for Promoting Equity in the College Classroom. The newly released book has timely and concrete recommendations to approaching, developing, and documenting efforts to make courses more pedagogically inclusive.
Those interested can also join the learning community Alternative Grading Strategies, facilitated by Emily Kazyak, an associate professor of sociology. Participants will read and discuss the book Ungrading: Why Rating Students Undermines Learning and What to do Instead, and participate in a workshop to redesign a course with an ungrading approach.
Registrations for both learning communities will close Sept. 23. To learn more visit the main learning communities webpage.
Aspirational Teaching Institute
The Aspirational Teaching Institute is underway for the fall semester, but instructors are encouraged to participate and register for the remaining workshops. The fall semester’s topic is Striving for Inclusive Excellent in Education with two workshops coming up soon.
The Sept. 22 workshop will focus on Inclusive Course Materials where instructors are invited to consider what assumptions are often made about students, how that can negatively affect the classroom, and what strategies can help avoid stereotyping students.
The first October workshop will focus on Inclusive Course Materials where participants will learn how a diverse array of learning experiences helps to motivate students.
Those interested in joining the workshops can learn more at the ATI website.
Developing a Teaching Portfolio Workshop
The CTT will be hosting Developing a Teaching Portfolio, which will give participants an opportunity to ask questions of colleagues and facilitators, as well as give and receive feedback. The sessions will be held synchronously on Zoom Oct. 12 and Dec. 19. Those interested can attend one or both sessions. Learn more and register at the workshop page.
More details at: https://teaching.unl.edu/