SYMCLT

CLT Virtual Symposium 2021

Inspiration and Innovation: Conversations Around Emerging Pedagogy in Our Next Normal

This year, the CLT symposium was fully virtual and extended over three half-days March 8 - 10. We have included below recordings and slides from our invited international speakers as well as sessions led by AUC faculty. 

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This video gives you a quick glimpse of the highlights of the 2021 symposium.

 

KEYNOTE SESSIONS

Teaching Distracted Minds: Old Challenges, New Contexts

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

 

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Hybrid-Flexible (HyFlex) Instruction Supporting Student Success in Challenging Times and Beyond 

Speaker: Brian’s primary areas of interest and research include social interaction in online learning, flipped classroom implementation and developing instructional design theory for hybrid-flexible 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

 

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AUC FACULTY PANEL

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Navigating the Emerging Pedagogies of the Next Normal 

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 (Department of Rhetoric and Composition)

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PLENARY FORUM

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Cheating Lessons: What Can We Learn from Academic Dishonesty 

James Lang 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. 

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PLENARY WORKSHOP

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Touring the Many Worlds of Virtual Facilitation

In this session, participants had the opportunity to choose two of five topics exploring virtual participation from different angles.

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Challenging How We Inhibit Engagement

Speaker: Alexis Palá, 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.

 

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Playing with the Zoom Gaze

Speaker: Autumm Caines, instructional 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.

Leah

Embracing Quiet

Speaker: Leah Lockhart, 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.

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Telling Small Stories to Build Trust

Speaker: Mia Zamora (Kean University, USA). Zamora 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.

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Theater of the Oppressed

Speaker: Theresa Ronquillo, 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.

AUC Faculty Showcase

CLT held two virtual round-table-like sessions where attendees could virtually move from room to room and learn more about what AUC faculty are doing in their online classrooms.

March 8, 2021

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Some Simple Techniques for Encouraging Participation

Speaker: Adam Yassine (Department of Mathematics and Actuarial Science)

 

 

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Flipped Classroom Approach During Remote Teaching 

Speaker: Andreas Kakarougkas (Department of Biology)

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Exams to Students: Decisions Made About You NOT by You

Speaker: Ezzeldin Yazeed Sayed Ahmed (Department of Construction Engineering) 

Are Civic Engagement Components in our Courses Still Possible Online?

Speaker: Mona Said (Department of Economics)

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Preparing and Releasing Tailored Exams to Minimize Cheating

Speaker: Omar Abdelaziz (Department of Mechanical Engineering)

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HyperDocs: A Meaningful Learning Structure in your Online Classes

Speaker: Rania Jabr (Department of English Language Instruction) 

March 10, 2021

Ahmed Tolba

Online Instruction: Five Phases, Three Principles and Six Tips!

Speaker: Ahmed Tolba (Department of Management)

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Peer Feedback: Practical Tips to Make Peer Feedback Quicker, More Effective, and....Maybe Even Enjoyable?!

Speaker: Alyssa Young (Rhetoric and Composition Department)

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Balancing Pre-recorded Lectures and Live Activities in STEM Online Classes

Speaker: Daoud Siniora (Department of Mathematics and Actuarial Science)

 

 

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Handling Students’ Anxiety During Online Lectures

Speaker: Hakim Meshreki (Department of Management)

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The 'Unessay' as a Different Format of Preparing and Discussing a Topic

Speaker: Irene Strasser (Department of Psychology)

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Navigating the River: Teaching and Metacognition for Challenging Times ​

Speaker: Thomas Wolsey (Department of International and Comparative Education)

 

 

WELLBEING SESSIONS

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Kundalini Yoga and Guided Journaling Session

Facilitators: Nehal El-Neggar (Department of Arab and Islamic Civilizations) and Nadine Aboulmagd (Center for Teaching and Learning).

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