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Training Opportunities

UPDATED March 17, 2020 3:15 pm

This memo is to follow-up on my message from Thursday evening, March 12, 2020,  regarding guidance to effectively implement the transition to remote instruction.  Faculty Development and the Office of Distance and Extended Learning (ODEL) have created a diverse set of workshops, drop-in sessions, and consultative sessions for faculty. These training opportunities will allow faculty to engage in discussions with experts, learn about various tools and techniques, and make decisions about classes.  I encourage all faculty to take advantage of these just-in-time sessions and appreciate the commitment and quick action of staff in Faculty Development and Distance and Extended Learning. A listing of training sessions is available here: https://www.facdv.txstate.edu/Training-Opportunities.html

 

 

The Continuity Plan for Academic Courses and Instruction is a living document that will be updated.  I encourage you to check your email and the Provost’s website on a regular basis: https://www.provost.txstate.edu/

 

Faculty Training Opportunities

March 16, 2020 through March 26, 2020
 

Sessions are delivered via Zoom, an online meeting platform available to all faculty, staff, and students.  Instructions for accessing Zoom are available here: https://itac.txstate.edu/support/online-meetings

Assistance is also available from ITAC by calling (512) 245-4822.

  • Consultative session with instructional designers (Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 20, 2020)

Faculty can connect to Zoom for consultation with an instructional designer from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday during spring break.  Instructional designers from ODEL will be available to help faculty with questions on adjusting their courses for remote course delivery.  Access the session any time via this Zoom link: https://txstate.zoom.us/my/gwenmorel

  • Drop-in sessions for faculty seeking assistance on the following topics:

 

Focus on Depth, Not Breadth: Modifying Content for Remote Course Delivery

Instructor: Candace Hastings, Faculty Development

Monday, March 16, 9:00 - 10:00 https://txstate.zoom.us/j/151276715

Monday, March 23, 9:00 - 10:00 https://txstate.zoom.us/j/502067518

Wednesday, March 25, 1:00 - 2:00  https://txstate.zoom.us/j/285071070

Adapting Learning Activities for Remote Course Delivery

Instructor: Candace Hastings, Faculty Development

Wednesday, March 18, 10:00 - 11:00 https://txstate.zoom.us/j/744495404

Tuesday, March 24, 9:00-10:00https://txstate.zoom.us/j/349152151

Alternatives to Lectures for Low-Tech Remote Course Delivery

Instructor: Candace Hastings, Faculty Development

Wednesday, March 18, 12:30 - 1:30 https://txstate.zoom.us/j/110911369

Monday, March 23, 1:00 - 2:00 https://txstate.zoom.us/j/822698549

Tuesday, March 24, 12:30 - 1:30 https://txstate.zoom.us/j/540439795

Managing Student Workloads for Remote Course Delivery

Instructor: Candace Hastings, Faculty Development

Monday, March 23 11 - Noon https://txstate.zoom.us/j/385608579

Tuesday, March 24, 2:00 - 3:00 https://txstate.zoom.us/j/286096181

Wednesday, March 25, 9:00 - 10:00 https://txstate.zoom.us/j/836473295

Establishing Communication Guidelines for Remote Course Delivery

Instructor: Candace Hastings, Faculty Development

Monday, March 16, 2:30 - 3:30 https://txstate.zoom.us/j/388748936

Wednesday, March 18, 2:00 - 3:00

https://txstate.zoom.us/j/412856119

Wednesday, March 25, 11:00-Noon https://txstate.zoom.us/j/356012943

Alternative Forms of Assessment for Remote Course Delivery

Instructor: Candace Hastings, Faculty Development

Tuesday, March 24, 3:30-4:30

https://txstate.zoom.us/j/325147522

Thursday, March 26, 9:00 - 10:00 https://txstate.zoom.us/j/558040623

 

 

  • Workshops for faculty seeking assistance on the following topics:

 

Keeping it Simple: Remote Teaching With Tools You Know

Instructor: Dana Willet, ODEL

Monday March 16, 1:00 - 2:00

https://zoom.us/j/5122456053

Thursday March 19, 10:00 - 11:00 https://zoom.us/j/5122456053

Tuesday, March 24, 9:00-10:00

https://zoom.us/j/5122456053

Quick Tips for Successful Audio Conferencing With Students

Instructor: Dana Willet, ODEL

Tuesday March 17, 10:30 - 11:30

https://zoom.us/j/5122456053

Wednesday March 25, 9:30-10:30

https://zoom.us/j/5122456053

Using Office 365 for Remote Teaching

Instructor: Dana Willet, ODEL

Wednesday, March 18, 12:30 - 1:30

https://zoom.us/j/5122456053

Thursday, March 26, 2:00-3:00

https://zoom.us/j/5122456053

 

Communicate, Communicate, Communicate: How to Keep Students Engaged While Teaching Remotely

Instructor: Tammi Butcher, ODEL

Monday, March 23, 10:00 - 11:00

https://txstate.zoom.us/j/744192378

Tuesday, March 24, 10:00 - 11:00

https://txstate.zoom.us/j/744192378

Wednesday March 25, 10:30-11:30

https://txstate.zoom.us/j/744192378

 

Remote Teaching Alternatives to the 90 Minute Lecture

Instructor: Gwen Morel, ODEL

Tuesday, March 24, 11:00 - 12:00 noon

https://txstate.zoom.us/my/gwenmorel

Thursday, March 26, 1:00 - 2:00

https://txstate.zoom.us/my/gwenmorel

 

 

 

 

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