Events & Newsletters

Webinars, Workshops, Courses, and Clinics

Tuesday, December 13

Time: 9:00 am
Join us for Canvas Coffee Time to share with colleagues what you have discovered or to ask questions you want addressed.

No registration required. We will meet each month in our Zoom Online Meeting Room.

Thursday, December 15

Time: 10:00 am
Join ATSS consultants and your peers for a hands-on active work session to build or modify your Canvas Gradebook. Questions from participants and discussions will determine the focus of the session.

Register for Canvas Gradebook: Prepare to submit final grades (Required)
Time: 12:00 pm

December Pedagogical Innovations Journal Club

This meta-analysis of 181 published stereotype threat interventions indicates their overall effectiveness in improving outcomes for underrepresented students. The authors develop an organizing schema to categorize the interventions into types and use this to determine which types are most effective. Their findings indicate that belief-based and identity-based interventions were more effective than resilience-based interventions. Additional categorizing finds that both gender-based and race-based stereotype threat interventions are effective. We will discuss how to apply these findings to your teaching.

 

Register for section 2022-12 (required)

Friday, December 16

Time: 2:00 pm
Identity-based conflicts in academic spaces are highlighted as one of the most pervasive negative experiences that BIPOC students face on our campus. Using faculty/instructor reported scenarios, this session offers educators tangible instructional interventions to address, navigate, and support students through these moments.

 

Register for Identity in the Classroom

Wednesday, January 4

Time: 1:00 pm
Join ATSS to walk through the ins and outs of setting up your Canvas Gradebook for the current or upcoming semester.

Register for Canvas Gradebook (Required)

Thursday, January 5

Time: 10:00 am

The Canvas Essentials webinar reviews the Canvas interface, tools, and features. Also explored are design decisions in Canvas that impact ease of use and navigation.

This session is intended for any faculty, staff, or TAs who are new to Canvas and will be building Canvas course sites.

Register for Canvas Essentials (required)

Time: 2:00 pm

This session introduces participants to an inclusive teaching framework they can apply to course design, student learning outcomes, and learning activities. This basic framework focuses on addressing 1) class climate, 2) pedagogy, and 3) course content. Participants will learn about each aspect of the framework and some ideas for implementing basic strategies to make their courses more inclusive.

Register for Inclusive Teaching Basics (required)
 

Friday, January 6

Time: 1:00 pm

What do we mean when we say we want our students to participate in class? What do students think we mean? Many of us consider participation in our grading, but how can we make this more equitable for all students? In this session, we'll look at ways in which we can reframe participation as engagement and discuss strategies which allow students to demonstrate their classroom engagement in a variety of ways.

 

Register for Identity in the Classroom
 

Monday, January 9

Time: 2:00 pm

This session links learning-centered course design strategies to specific rhetorical and pedagogical practices for developing your course syllabus for its primary audience: learners. Through a mix of presentation, examples, and discussion, participants will work to shape a learning-centered syllabus as an accessible, audience-aware, core course document.

 

Register for Finalizing Your Learner-Centered Syllabus.

 

Tuesday, January 10

Time: 9:00 am
Register for a time slot between 9:00 am and Noon to get personalized help setting up your Canvas courses for the Spring 2023 semester from the comfort of your own home! The Canvas Clinic is an opportunity for faculty and instructors to get hands-on support and consultation as they work on Canvas course sites. Staff from Information Technology (IT), Library Services, [email protected], and academic technologists from system campuses, will be on hand to help with start-of-semester tasks and course planning assistance. Topics include setting up course sites, creating activities and assessments, and integrating media or other course resources into Canvas.

Register for the Canvas Clinic
Time: 9:00 am
Join us for Canvas Coffee Time to share with colleagues what you have discovered or to ask questions you want addressed.

No registration required. We will meet each month in our Zoom Online Meeting Room.
Time: 12:00 pm

Students and instructors feel more stress now than ever before. Join us to explore concrete strategies that support student well-being. We will discuss how you can reduce stress in the areas of course climate and community, assignments, managing cognitive load, and in planning your course policies in the future.

Register for Teaching Strategies that Support Student Well-Being
 

Time: 1:00 pm

In this interactive session, new teaching assistants will be introduced to university resources for teaching, and will reflect on and discuss teaching strategies, roles, and responsibilities. Register for New TA Orientation.
 

Wednesday, January 11

Time: 10:00 am
This faculty workshop session, led by FeedbackFruits staff members, focuses on the pedagogical value, functions, and set-up of the Peer Review and Group Member Evaluation tools.

Thursday, January 12

Time: 10:00 am

Let's talk about how we can leverage all interactive classroom activities for deeper content learning and interpersonal and intercultural development. In this webinar, we will share considerations, strategies, scripts and tools (including a student handout you can adapt) that can help you and your students realize the full potential of classroom interactions. When you facilitate student interactions around content area learning objectives, students are not only engaging with content, they are also engaging with each other. This affords them an additional learning opportunity to practice critical interpersonal and intercultural skills with intention. Naming these skills for students and providing periodic opportunities for reflection are all essential for building students' global competence. We can't assume students are aware of or thinking about these competencies. Just as with subject-area learning outcomes, we need to actively and intentionally facilitate this learning.

Register for Leveraging Interactions for Intercultural Learning

Time: 12:00 pm

How can you make lecturing an effective and responsive way to teach? This session focuses on an approach for active lecturing that combines strategies for planning the lecture as well as periodic activities to help students maintain attention. It will provide ideas for improving student learning in lecture, such as checking students' understanding through questions, employing response systems, using study guides, and more. We will also consider ideas for leveraging your experience teaching in Zoom to enhance your face-to-face lectures.

Register for Active Lecturing in Person or Online (Required)

Thursday, January 19

Time: 10:00 am
Are you experimenting with FeedbackFruits (FbFs)? Do you have questions on how to set up assignments? Do you want to know what it looks like to your students? ATSS staff will use this time to look at your FbFs assignments and provide feedback. 

Tuesday, February 7

Time: 1:00 pm
Join ATSS consultants for a hands-on exploration of the FeedbackFruits peer review tool. This tool enables instructors to create assignments for students to provide feedback to their peers on deliverables (e.g., documents or videos) based on predefined criteria.
Register for: Use FeedbackFruits Tools for Collaborative Learning (Required)

Tuesday, February 14

Time: 9:00 am
Join us for Canvas Coffee Time to share with colleagues what you have discovered or to ask questions you want addressed.

No registration required. We will meet each month in our Zoom Online Meeting Room.
Time: 1:00 pm
Join ATSS consultants for a hands-on exploration of the FeedbackFruits group member evaluation tool. This tool allows instructors to set up a streamlined process for students to assess their peer's collaboration skills.
Register for: Use FeedbackFruits Tools for Collaborative Learning (Required)

Thursday, February 23

Time: 10:00 am
Join ATSS consultants for a hands-on exploration of the FeedbackFruits self-assessment tool. This tool allows students to review themselves based on predefined criteria, and provide scores, and feedback.
Register for: Use FeedbackFruits Tools for Collaborative Learning (Required)

Tuesday, February 28

Time: 1:00 pm
Join ATSS consultants for a hands-on exploration of the FeedbackFruits skill review tool. This tool facilitates instructor feedback on activities such as presentations, oral exams, or interviews.
Register for: Use FeedbackFruits Tools for Collaborative Learning (Required)

Tuesday, March 14

Time: 9:00 am
Join us for Canvas Coffee Time to share with colleagues what you have discovered or to ask questions you want addressed.

No registration required. We will meet each month in our Zoom Online Meeting Room.

Thursday, March 30

Time: 1:00 pm

Anti-racist pedagogy acknowledges that structural racism is reproduced in our courses. Participants will be introduced to anti-racist pedagogy in the context of the UMN as a PWI. We will distinguish anti-racist pedagogy from inclusive teaching and explore anti-racist pedagogy in course goals, course policies, and course assessments. Anyone interested in anti-racist pedagogy is welcome; those with a background in inclusive teaching will benefit most from this workshop.


Register for Anti-Racist Pedagogy.

Tuesday, April 11

Time: 9:00 am
Join us for Canvas Coffee Time to share with colleagues what you have discovered or to ask questions you want addressed.

No registration required. We will meet each month in our Zoom Online Meeting Room.

Tuesday, May 9

Time: 9:00 am
Join us for Canvas Coffee Time to share with colleagues what you have discovered or to ask questions you want addressed.

No registration required. We will meet each month in our Zoom Online Meeting Room.