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Teaching Toolkit CVM Teaching Academy

The CVM Teaching Academy continues the "Teaching Tool Kit Series" this summer in an informal virtual coffee hour.


This summer the CVM Teaching Academy would hosted a few informal virtual coffee hours to provide an opportunity to share ideas, exchange experiences, and prepare for the upcoming semester.  These informal sharing sessions have worked well in the past, and we thought we should try again.

Experts tell us that one of the most powerful faculty development tools is just getting highly motivated educators together in a room to talk about teaching and learning – i.e. to share their ideas and practices. So let’s do it! Via ZOOM, of course.


THE PLAN:

Our goal was to have short (50 min) sharing sessions (with time for discussion). 

  •  The first topic we are considering is “What did you learn from your online teaching experiences that you are looking to keep and/or incorporate going forward? - What might this approach look like in a world where face-to-face is again the norm?”   This was also a perfect opportunity to solicit peer input.
    • As we did last summer, there will also be some opportunities for volunteers to showcase and discuss a few other experiences/experiments from this past year – both good or bad.  What practice have you been using that might be interesting to your colleagues? 

    2021 Summer Schedule:

    All sessions will be held via Zoom at 12:10 am (Pacific time)  - unless otherwise stated


    Date
    Group Leader
    Topic
    July 27
    Maria Fahie & Sarah Guess 

    Title: What We Learned (from our online teaching experiences) - Part 1

    Description: Innovative ways to build community with low-stake assessments:

    Guest presenters:

    1. "Kahoot! for gamification and classroom community" - Sarah Guess, DVM, MS, DACVIM (SAIM)
    2. "Tired of the same old Zoom Rounds?" - Maria Fahie, DVM, MS, DACVS (RTA Fellow Guest: Western University Health Sciences)
    Material:
    Aug 5
    Martin Maquivar

    Title: What We Learned (from our online teaching experiences) - Part 2

    Topic:  Online Exams and Quizzes: Student assessment beyond the classroom walls

    Material:
    Aug 11
    Heloisa Rutigliano

    Title: What We Learned (from our online teaching experiences) - Part 3 

    Topic: Using concept map assignments to promote course content integration 

    Description: In this session, Dr. Rutigliano will present how she developed and used concept map assignments to promote course content integration and application. Concept map assignments can be modified for use in a variety of courses, especially those that require the assimilation of large amounts of information which can make students lose sight of the big picture concepts and the chronological order of events. In addition, these assignments may be used in courses where content integration is essential for students to understand how the parts of a complex system are connected to each other and how to apply basic science to real-life scenarios.

    Material:

     

    VIEW THE 2020 SCHEDULE AND HANDOUTS

    VIEW THE 2019 SCHEDULE AND HANDOUTS.

    View the 2018 schedule and handouts.

    VIEW THE 2017 SCHEDULE AND HANDOUTS.

    Washington State University