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Learning in Community

Wednesday, March 23, 2022
12 – 1:30 PM ET
A workshop series to develop strategies for “what works” to maximize the power of sustained, collaborative change in which community is at the center of learning.
Moderator: Sage Morgan Hubbard, Assistant Director, Brown’s Center for Students of Color
Sponsored by Bringing Theory to Practice

Improving Student Outcomes with Active Learning

Wednesday, March 30th, 2022
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Center for Teaching Excellence, Feinstein 303
Presenter: Dr. Stephen Perreault, Associate Professor of Accountancy

Are you interested in using active learning in your classes but not sure how to get started? Or maybe you need a refresher on active learning pedagogy? This workshop is for you! Steve Perreault, Associate Professor of Accountancy, will discuss how instructors can design and facilitate activities that enhance student engagement and learning outcomes.

Conversation with the Teacher of the Year 2021

Wednesday, February 16, 2022
12:30 – 1:30 PM
Presenter: Dr. Robin Greene, Associate Professor of History and Classics
See video from Conversation with the Teacher of the Year 2021

Teaching Tools: Lightboards

Wednesday, February 2, 2022
12:00 – 1:00 PM

Learning in Community

Wednesday, November 10, 2021
12:00 – 1:30 PM
Faculty and staff at Providence College, Brown University, and College Unbound who are interested in building on students’ lived experiences and local community expertise are invited to foster cross-institutional connections at the virtual workshop. Panelists will include local community leaders who have navigated these institutions as students, graduate students, and community partners.

CTE Guest Speaker and Author Flower Darby

Wednesday, November 3, 2021
12:30 – 1:30 PM
Presenter: Flower DarbyEducator, Author, and Speaker 
An engaging and interactive virtual presentation on equitable and inclusive teaching in all class formats.  Flower engages citizens seeking to make the world a better place.
See video from Author Flower Darby.

Innovation Teacher of the Year – Dr. Christine Earley

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
11:30AM – 12:30 PM
Presenter: Dr. Christine Earley, Professor of Accountancy
See video from A Conversation with the Innovation in Teaching Award Recipient 2021.

Testimonies on PC’s Diversity Proficiency

Wednesday, October 13, 2021
11:30 – 12:30 PM
Presenter: Dr. Comfort Ateh, Associate Professor of Secondary Education and CTE Diversity Fellow
See Video from Testimonies on PC’s Diversity Proficiency.

Equitable Classroom Practice

Tuesday, May 25, 2021
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Manuela Barcelos, Associate Director for Student Success and Retention/ESL Specialist
Dr. Janet Ray, Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Studies & Director of International Student Success/PDSO/RO
International students face unique challenges in adapting to the American classroom and faculty are also challenged in anticipating their specific needs. This session will begin with a summary of the international student population at the College and an overview of the international student experience. Tips to help support international students via equitable practiced will be provided. There will also be an opportunity for faculty to share resources or strategies they have used in making their classroom more equitable. See video from Equitable Classroom Practice.

The New Nimble

Wednesday, April 21, 2021
12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Presenter: José Antonio Bowen, PhD

We got to see a different side of our students and of ourselves during the pandemic. After a forced reimagining of our pedagogy, campus experience, equity, use of technology, and costs, what did we learn? As we prepare for more uncertainty, what best practices from the last year do we need to sustain? Can we use what we have learned to build more engaging and inclusive classrooms, create community and reimagine our pedagogy for a new age? Can we “nudge” our students to do more work using Relationships, Resilience and Reflection? There will never be a better moment to improve the quality and equity of our teaching.
See video from The New Nimble.

Teaching Tools: Student Engagement Strategies for the Online Classroom

Wednesday, March 31, 2021
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Moderated by:
Julie Cicilline, ITDP
Comfort Ateh, Secondary Education
Maia Bailey, Biology
Christine Earley, Accountancy
Erin Joy Schmidt, Theatre, Dance and Film
See video from Teaching Tools: Student Engagement Strategies for the Online Classroom.

Teaching Tools: Effective Learning Strategies for the Online Classroom

Wednesday, March 17, 2021
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Facilitated by:

Steve Perreault (moderator), Accountancy
Kathleen Cornely, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Bob Hackey, Health Policy and Management
Margaret Healy-Varley, English
Tyler Stack, Chemistry and Biochemistry
See video from Teaching Tools: Effective Learning Strategies for the Online Classroom.

Pandemic Pedagogy: What Works Now and What We Can Keep Using Post-Covid

Friday, February 26, 2021
12:30 – 1:45 p.m.
Facilitated by: Dr. Jessamyn Neuhaus

Almost a year into the pandemic era, college educators who never expected to be teaching online are learning what works and what doesn’t in the virtual classroom. We’re also starting to reflect on what we’ll be taking with us when we return to traditional face-to-face teaching. Drawing on the established scholarship of online teaching and learning, evidence-based best teaching practices, and new insights gained during the emergency pivot to remote instruction, this interactive workshop will energize your spring 2021 pedagogical practices and give you practical, impactful teaching tools for the future. We’ll explore proven, sustainable techniques for strengthening your pedagogical presence; making your classes more resilient; creating a positive learning environment and class community; making our course content accessible and inclusive; and effectively assessing authentic student learning.

A Conversation with the 2020 Teacher of the Year

Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Facilitated by: Dr. Deborah Levine, 2020 Joseph R. Accinno Award Recipient
See video from A Conversation with the 2020 Teacher of the Year.

Course Design Workshop

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Are you planning to design or re-design a course over the break?   Thinking about changing objectives or assessments in your courses?   Join this CTE workshop where we explore the foundations of course design and provide resources to support your course design process.

Engaging undergraduate students in research: Reflections on teaching and learning during the COVID-19 pandemic

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Moderated by:
Dr. Jessica Mulligan, Professor of Health Policy and Management and Undergraduate Research Coordinator
Dr. Sharon Murphy, Professor of History
Dr. Candidus Nwakasi, Assistant Professor HPM
Dr. Joseph Ribaudo, Assistant Professor of EPS
Dr. Deirdre Snyder, Assistant Professor of Management
Dr. Victoria Templer, Associate Professor of Psychology

See video from Engaging undergraduate students in research.

Fostering Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Classroom

Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Facilitated by: Dr. Comfort Ateh, Associate Professor of Secondary Education

A panel of faculty shared how they are engaging students in developing knowledge and skills towards cultural competence.
See video from Fostering Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Classroom.

CTE Drop-In Sessions: Formative Assessments

Friday, October 9, 2020
Facilitated by:
Dr. Adam Villa, Director of CTE and Associate Professor of Computer Science
Dr. Todd Olszewski, Associate Director of CTE and Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management

In this informal drop-in session, we focused our discussion on Formative Assessments.  The goal of formative assessment is to monitor student learning to provide ongoing feedback that can be used by instructors to improve their teaching and by students to improve their learning. Formative assessments help students identify their strengths and weaknesses and target areas that need work.  They also help faculty recognize where students are struggling and to address problems immediately.   Feel free to just stop by and chat with us too! 

Can you Hear Me Now? Adapting to Wearing Masks in the Classroom

Thursday, September 24, 2020
Facilitated by: Megan Chang, Associate Professor of

Fall 2020 has brought a lot of changes. Though a vital safety measure, masks affect our day-to-day communication. This workshop explored how we can adapt to wearing a face covering while teaching in the physical classroom, as well as how we can teach our students to give classroom presentations while wearing a face covering. 

Pivoting to Virtual Internships – Community Support of Faculty Mentors

Many in the Providence College community are moving internships, field experiences, and service learning online this fall. With these changes comes a need for new mentoring practices. If you are mentoring a student working with a community partner this fall or are interested in doing so, we invite you to join us to share your ideas and learn from each other. 

Remote but not Disconnected: Tips, Strategies, and Support for Inclusive Remote Teaching

In this session, we provide an overview of the best and promising practices for inclusive remote teaching as well as highlighting the services and mechanisms developed by OAS that will continue to assist students and work with faculty whose students need support.

Rethinking Assessments in your Course

In this session, we discuss aligning your course objectives with your assessments, as well as the best practices for assessment in a remote teaching environment. Tools and techniques for translating formative and summative assessments to the online classroom is also be presented.

Resilient Course Design

In this session, we provide an introduction to course design and ways to leverage a well-designed course to support both in-person and online teaching. Resilient pedagogy is also be discussed.