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TLA CATNIP Summer Institute

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Teaching, Learning, and Assessment (TLA) and Center for Academic Technologies (CAT) New Instructional Powers (NIP)

May 29 - 31, 2019 (with QA-CDD extending to June 5th)

Student affairs professionals, staff, and all faculty (lectures and tenure-line) welcome

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Note: Sessions that include books require a May 20th RSVP

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

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TLA - Gambord 113

  • 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Designing Groupwork: Strategies for the Heterogeneous Classroom with Nelson Graff and Joanne Lieberman (RSVP by May 20th to receive a free copy of Designing Groupwork)

CAT - Gambord 118

  • No CAT sessions

Thursday, May 30, 2019

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TLA - Gambord 113

Classroom Climate

  • 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: Part I - Student Experiences in the Classroom with Brian Corpening
  • 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Part II - Culturally Relevant Pedagogy with Yhashika Lee, Salina Lopez, and George Station (RSVP by Monday, May 20th to receive a copy of Culturally Responsive Teaching)

CAT - Gambord 118

  • 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: Quality Assurance in Course Design & Delivery Day 1 with Denise Castro and Miguel Lara
  • 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.: iLearn: Improved and New Tools with Chris Beem
  • 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Universal Access for Syllabi and iLearn with Cindy Compean and Jeff McCall

Friday, May 31, 2019

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TLA - Gambord 113

  • 10:00 p.m. - 12:00 p.m.: Koru Mindfulness with Caroline Haskell and Carolynn Schaut
  • 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.: Transparent Assignments with Ryne Leuzinger and Nelson Graff
  • 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.: Assignments that Foster Intellectual Skills with Sarah Dahlen, Ondine Gage, Nelson Graff, Shar Gregg, and Dan Shapiro

CAT - Gambord 118

  • 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: Quality Assurance in Course Design & Delivery Day 2 with Denise Castro and Miguel Lara
  • 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.: iLearn: Improved and New Tools with Chris Beem (repeat of Thursday session)
  • 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Universal Access for Syllabi and iLearn with Cindy Compean and Jeff McCall (repeat of Thursday session)
  • 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.: Social Hour at Gambord

Monday, June 3, 4 & 5, 2019 - Gambord 118

  • 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: Quality Assurance in Course Design & Delivery Days 2, 3, & 4 with Denise Castro and Miguel Lara

Session Descriptions - TLA

Assignment Design Workshops

Do you have any assignments for which you wished more students produced better? Bring them to one or both of two assignment design workshops..

-- Transparent Assignments

Using the Transparency in Teaching and Learning (TILT) framework, participants will work with the facilitators and each other to increase the clarity and effectiveness of their assignment prompts.

-- Assignments that Foster Intellectual Skills

Using assignment design tools created by CSUMB faculty, participates will work with the facilitators and each other to revise their assignment prompts to better help students develop and demonstrate proficiency in critical thinking, information literacy, quantitative reasoning, written communication, oral communication, personal, professional and social responsibility, and/or integrative learning.

Classroom Climate

Participation in both sessions is encouraged.

-- Part I - Student Experiences in the Classroom

Panel discussion, Q&A, and dialogue about student experiences in the classroom facilitated by CSUMB Associate Vice President for Inclusive Excellence and Chief Diversity Office Brian Corpening.

-- Part II - Culturally Relevant Pedagogy

For educators, the end of the semester is a perfect time to reflect on the challenges we and our students faced, and how to use lessons from those challenges to improve our teaching. Perhaps it was a missed opportunity with a student; a moment of insight that led to a learning or engagement breakthrough, or improved relationships within the class; or an overall sense that your teaching could evolve to be more actively and effectively inclusive. Student feedback (e.g. from our campus climate survey) reveals a gap between our intentions and the experience of many students in the classroom. Culturally Relevant Pedagogy closes that gap. Educational research shows that Culturally Relevant Pedagogy not only increases students’ sense of belonging and but also improves their performance.

This interactive workshop on Culturally Relevant Pedagogy will present the latest information and resources grounded in educational psychology and brain science to support participants with their existing approaches to teaching students of cultures other than their own. Participants in this workshop can expect to be introduced to culturally relevant teaching strategies along with examples that can be adapted to your own classes. Additionally, small-group breakouts will allow participants to brainstorm and share new ideas based on concepts introduced during the session. Participants who RSVP by Monday, May 20th will receive a copy of the book, Culturally Responsive Teaching and The Brain: Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor Among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students by Zaretta Hammond.

Designing Groupwork: Strategies for the Heterogeneous Classroom

Those of us who use group work do so for many purposes--to engage students actively with learning, to have them learn from each other, to build a community in our classes. But group work does not always go as we hope. We may experience challenges with different levels of participation in groups, with students resisting or complaining about group work, with absenteeism, with challenging group dynamics. Join us as we inquire together into a model for designing and enacting group work called Complex Instruction that tries to resolve these challenges through attention to the design of group tasks and to issues of status in group participation that may inhibit learning. Participants who RSVP by Monday, May 20th will receive a copy of the book Designing Groupwork: Strategies for the Heterogeneous classroom by Elizabeth G. Cohen and Rachel A. Lotan.

Koru Mindfulness

Koru Mindfulness is an approach designed for college students. Learn about Koru and its benefits from the Senior Director of Health and Wellness Services, Caroline Haskell and TLA Faculty Associate Carolynn Schaut, both of whom are certified Koru instructors. For more on Koru Mindfulness, see the CSUMB ebook, Mindfulness for the Next Generation: Helping Emerging Adults Manage Stress and Lead Healthier Lives by Holly Rogers and Margaret Maytan.

Session Descriptions - CAT

Quality Assurance in Course Design and Delivery

Description: QACDD outcomes are derived from the nationally recognized Quality Matters (QM) and Quality Learning and Teaching (QLT) from the CSU.. Through a Self-Assessment Survey for each of 5 Phases, faculty will participate in several activities to stimulate thinking and assist in making connections as to how and why to implement the criteria valuable to student success. After reviewing the details of each criteria and examples of each phase, faculty will then look for opportunities to modify, or redesign items in their own course. To this end faculty will demonstrate how they aligned learning objectives, instructions, resources, assessments, content, materials and fulfilled best practices for teaching online. Rubric for 5 Phases. Faculty Time Commitment - 5 days x 2 hours; Personal consultations available F2F or virtually if you cannot make all F2F sessions.

iLearn: New and Improved Tools

New features in iLearn Faculty Time Commitment: 1 hour

Syllabi Accessibility and University Access in iLearn

Description: Aligning with the CSUMB Syllabi Policy, faculty will be guided through the accessibility features of MS Word and how to create their own accessible syllabi as prescribed in the CSUMB Policy. Faculty will also be shown the universal access feature in iLearn. Faculty Time Commitment: 2 hours

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