One thing we’ve been hearing from faculty, as they try to figure out how to teach in this new pandemic context, is that social distancing has made it even more difficult to find time to talk informally with colleagues about their teaching. Hallway conversations or chats over lunch where instructors share assignment ideas and puzzle out classroom challenges are all more difficult to come by.
In an attempt to help fill that gap, the CTE is launching a new virtual Teaching Roundtables series meant to provide BC instructors a chance to share teaching ideas and challenges with colleagues and to think together about new pedagogical approaches.
Scheduled every other week over Zoom, each Teaching Roundtable will focus on a topic or question specific to the teaching challenges we’re facing this year. We’ll make some space to discuss the particular classroom contexts we’re adapting to, whether remote or blended, and also how we’re responding to the national conversations swirling about us.
We’ll invite a couple faculty to kick off each discussion by sharing their own thoughts on the topic, and then we’ll open things up for discussion. The full fall schedule will be announced soon. In the meantime, we hope you can join us for our first roundtable discussion on how the upcoming election is impacting our classrooms.
Pre-Election Teaching Check-In
Wednesday, October 21, 3:00 - 4:00
Given the tenor of our national political discourse and the high stakes attributed to this election cycle by people across the political spectrum, teaching and learning might be difficult for students and instructors in the aftermath of the election. While research indicates that faculty should respond in some way to upheavals in the wider world, instructors do so in a wide variety of ways (Huston & DiPietro, 2007). Join us for an open conversation where you and your colleagues can share your questions about how to approach this work and your initial plans for tackling the challenge.
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