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Re-Thinking Collaboration: Strategies for Culturally Responsive Group Work

Re-Thinking Collaboration: Strategies for Culturally Responsive Group Work

This semester, I’ve been participating in the Council for At-Risk Student Education and Professional Standards (CASEPS) training with Dr. Courtney Plotts. I’m not “new” to culturally responsive pedagogy and have taken part in CSU-wide professional development such as the “Teaching First-Generation College Students Drawing from Their Cultural Strengths” course in 2019. However, this kind of […]

Virtually Possible: Reflection #2

Virtually Possible: Reflection #2

In this TLi Reflection Series: Epiphanies, Lessons, & Hard Truths post, CI faculty were asked to reflect on their teaching and learning experiences during AY2020-21 virtual instruction. The second reflection is by Rachael Jordan, a faculty member with the English Program at CI. What program or department to do teach for? If possible, share a picture of yourself […]

Introducing Notes from the Field: A Blog Series

Introducing Notes from the Field: A Blog Series

About this Series This summer over 230 faculty participated in our Summer T.H.R.I.V.E program to support their preparation for a fully virtual semester. The letters in T.H.R.I.V.E. stand for: T – Teaching & TechnologyH –  High-Touch & Human CenteredR – Revised & ReenergizedI – Interaction & ImpactV – Variability & VulnerabilityE – Equity, Empathy & […]

Meeting Student Needs in an Online Course

Meeting Student Needs in an Online Course

When I taught my first online course in 2014, I, naively, thought my student population would consist of a particular type of student. I was teaching for Extended Education in their Online Business Education Program, so I knew that all of my students were already working full time jobs. However, that session, and every semester […]

Repositioning the North Star

Repositioning the North Star

At Convocation, President Beck shared how the North Star guided her to safety.  I have to admit, in light of recent events, I have felt a bit lost. Classes are suspended.  Our hearts are broken. We want the best for our students emotionally and academically. How do we proceed? Wednesday morning, several of our Teaching […]

Course Review: From One Educator to Another

Course Review: From One Educator to Another

When I first began teaching fully online courses about five years ago, I was lucky that I had some incredible colleagues that let me “borrow” activities, course organization, and other lived-and-learned lessons from their experiences teaching online. I also used our Teaching & Learning Innovations resources — I was part of the Summer 2014 Blended […]

Canvas Tips & Tricks: Integrating Google Docs

Canvas Tips & Tricks: Integrating Google Docs

As a writing instructor, Google Docs has been one of my favorite tools for student writing and collaboration. Even in non-writing intensive courses, Google Docs is a great way to be able to view student work, revisions, and collaboration. Students can conduct peer review on Google Docs (and we are able to see their comments […]

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