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Fostering Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Classroom

Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Facilitated by: 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.