Designing and facilitating remote discussion sections Aug 2020

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Develop a versatile toolbox to facilitate and structure online discussions and equitably engage students.

Date and time: Mon 8/17 AND Wed 8/19, 1pm-2:30pm. Participants are expected to attend both sessions.
Location: Online (link will be emailed to registrants prior to the workshop)

In this two-part workshop, develop a toolbox to facilitate online classroom discussions through hands-on experience with typical challenges. Explore approaches, skills and practical applications for synchronous and asynchronous* discussions. Questions addressed may include:

  • What are the goals of online discussion?
  • How can discussions be structured? How do I adapt activities designed for a face-to-face discussion for an online discussion?
  • How can you get all students talking (or typing, or recording, or drawing/writing), and keep things on track?
  • And, how you you assess what students are learning?

* Asynchronous means that you work on your own schedule, either independently or collaboratively (but possibly at different times). Asynchronous discussion formats include contributing to online discussion boards, Q&A forums, and collaborative documents or whiteboarding tools. In a synchronous online discussion participants (and often the instructor) interact using a specific virtual platform at a specific time. Formats include using breakout rooms, small or whole group collaborative documents or whiteboarding tools.

When
August 17th, 2020 1:00 PM through August 19th, 2020 2:30 PM
Location
Online (link will be provided to registrants)
WI
United States