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CLT Virtual Symposium 2021

This year, our symposium will be fully virtual and extend over three half-days starting March 8 to March 10. Reserve your assembly hour time slots on March 8 - 10 for sessions led by our own faculty members, with our invited international speakers.

Monday, March 8, 2021

1:00 - 2:00 pm - AUC Faculty Showcase Shift and Share Session Register

A virtual round-table-like session where attendees can virtually move from room to room and learn more about what AUC faculty are doing in their online classrooms.

Moderator: Azza Awwad (Center for Learning and Teaching)

Rooms Topics: 

  • HyperDocs: A meaningful learning structure in your online classes - Rania Jabr (Department of English Language Instruction)
  • Preparing and releasing tailored exams to minimize cheating - Omar Abdelaziz (Department of Mechanical Engineering)
  • Flipped classroom approach during remote teaching - Andreas Kakarougkas (Department of Biology)
  • Some simple techniques for encouraging participation - Adam Yassine (Department of Mathematics and Actuarial Science)
  • Handling students’ anxiety during online lectures - Hakim Meshreki (Department of Management)
  • Exams to students: Decisions made about you NOT by you - Ezzeldin Yazeed Sayed Ahmed
  • Are Civic Engagement components in our courses still possible online? - Mona Saied (Department of Economics)

3:30 - 3:50 pm - Wellbeing Session Register

 Guided journaling and light yoga (two parallel sessions)

4:00 - 5:15 pm - Keynote Session: Teaching Distracted Minds: Old Challenges, New Contexts Register

Moderators: Hoda Mostafa and Maha Bali

Speaker:  James LangJames Lang, professor of English and the director of the D’Amour Center for Teaching Excellence at Assumption University in Worcester, MA, USA.

About the speaker:

Professor of English and the director of the D’Amour Center for Teaching Excellence at Assumption College in Worcester, MA. He is the author of six books, the most recent of which are Distracted: Why Students Can’t Focus and What You Can Do About It (Basic Books, 2020), Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning (Jossey-Bass, 2016), and Cheating Lessons: Learning from Academic Dishonesty (Harvard University Press, 2013). Lang writes a monthly column on teaching and learning for The Chronicle of Higher Education; his work has been appearing in the Chronicle since 1999. Read More

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

1:00 - 2:00 pm - AUC Faculty Panel: Navigating the Emerging Pedagogies of the Next Normal Register

Moderator: Hoda Mostafa 

  • Speakers
    • Dina Abdel Fattah (Department of Economics)
    • Firas Al-Atraqchi (Department of Journalism and Mass Communication)
    • Jilian Campana (Department of Arts)
    • Lotfi Gaafar (Department of Mechanical Engineering)
    • Magda Mostafa (Department of Architecture)
    • Michelle Henry (Academy of Liberal Arts)

3:00 - 4:30 pm - Plenary Workshop: Touring the Many Worlds of Virtual Facilitation Register

Moderator: Maha Bali (Center for Learning and Teaching)

Speakers:

Mia Zamora (Kean University, USA).Mia Zomora is an associate professor of English, the director of the MA in writing studies, the director of the Kean University writing project, and the former coordinator of the World Literature Program at Kean University in Union, NJ. She has recently received the Kean University Professor of the Year  Award (June 2019). Read More

Autumm Caines, AutumnInstructional Designer at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. Part technologist, part artist, part organizer, and part synthesizer. Currently, works as an instructional designer at the University of Michigan – Dearborn prior to her held professional appointments at St. Norbert College and Capital University. Read More

Theresa Ronquillo,Theresa is directing Embody Change. A second-generation Filipina American who grew up in the Midwest, spent twelve formative years in the Pacific Northwest, and now lives in the American South with her amazing family. Over the last twenty years, her career has flowed into interesting, interconnected directions: social worker, nonprofit programming and management, educator, instructional consultant/faculty developer, Theatre of the Oppressed (T.O.) facilitator and practitioner, writer, and artist. Read More

Alexis Palá,akexis a research associate in social and public services innovation. Worked in a range of inter-disciplinary and international contexts supporting practitioners, people with lived experience, and public servants. The bulk of her methodological experience lay in co-creating alongside adults with intellectual disabilities and persons in situations of homelessness.Read More

Leah Lockhart,leah a freelance design researcher, facilitator, and workshop designer in Glasgow, Scotland. As a facilitator, she helps groups of people come together for discussions and workshops using methods and structures that prioritize inclusion and mutual control. She is also specialized in meeting and workshop design for online gatherings. Read More

 

 

5:00 - 6:15 pm - Keynote Session: Hybrid-Flexible (HyFlex) Instruction Supporting Student Success in Challenging Times and Beyond Register

Speaker: Brian Beatty, Brian Beattyassociate professor of instructional technologies in the Department of Equity, Leadership Studies and Instructional Technologies at San Francisco State University. 

About the speaker: Associate professor of instructional technologies in the Department of Equity, Leadership Studies and Instructional Technologies at San Francisco State University. Brian’s primary areas of interest and research include social interaction in online learning, flipped classroom implementation, and developing instructional design theory for hybrid-fexible learning environments. At SFSU, Beatty pioneered the development and evaluation of the HyFlex course design model for blended learning environments, implementing a “student-directed-hybrid” approach to better support student learning. Read more

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

1:00 - 2:00 pm - AUC Faculty Showcase Shift and Share Session Register

A virtual round-table-like session where attendees can virtually move from room to room and learn more about what AUC faculty are doing in their online classrooms.

Moderator: Caroline Mitry (Center for Learning and Teaching)

Rooms Topics

  • The 'Unessay' as a different format of preparing and discussing a topic - Irene Strasser (Department of Psychology)
  • Differentiated Assessments - Yasmine Moataz (Department of Sociology, Egyptology, and Anthropology)
  • Hybrid Modes of Instruction: Can we jump to a Hyflex Model? - Ahmed Tolba
  • Navigating the River: Teaching and Metacognition for Challenging Times - Thomas Wolsey (Department of International and Comparative Education)
  • Balancing pre-recorded lectures and live activities in STEM online classes - Daoud Siniora (Department of Mathematics and Actuarial Science)
  • Peer Feedback: practical tips to make peer feedback quicker, more effective, and....maybe even enjoyable?! - Alyssa Young (Rhetoric and Composition Department)

2:15 - 2:45 pm - Wellbeing Session Register

Gratitude and Meditation

Facilitator: Nadine Aboulmagd

Moderator: Aziza Ellozy

Speaker:  James LangJames Lang, professor of English and the director of the D’Amour Center for Teaching Excellence at Assumption University in Worcester, MA, USA.

About the speaker:

Professor of English and the director of the D’Amour Center for Teaching Excellence at Assumption College in Worcester, MA. He is the author of six books, the most recent of which are Distracted: Why Students Can’t Focus and What You Can Do About It (Basic Books, 2020), Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning (Jossey-Bass, 2016), and Cheating Lessons: Learning from Academic Dishonesty (Harvard University Press, 2013). Lang writes a monthly column on teaching and learning for The Chronicle of Higher Education; his work has been appearing in the Chronicle since 1999. Read More