Fall 2020 Webinar Series

Academic Integrity in the Online Classroom

Tuesday, September 22, 4:00-5:00 pm
Facilitator: Catherine Conner, PFF Fellow
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In this webinar, we will discuss taking a proactive approach to academic integrity and explore some of the strategies you can use to develop a classroom culture that fosters honesty, integrity, and accountability while disincentivizing cheating. 

How to Support LGBTQ+ Students in the Classroom

Tuesday, September 29, 12:00-1:00 pm
Facilitator: Shelby Lamar, PFF Assistant Director
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This webinar will explain the challenges LGBTQ+ college students most often face and give you specific strategies to improve your facilitation techniques, course design, and policies to help ensure you are engaging and supporting LGBTQ+ students in your courses.

Using Productive Struggle to Build Learner Persistence

Thursday, October 1, 4:00-5:00 pm
Facilitator: Shamini Dias, PFF Director
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Often, struggling in the classroom can present barriers to learning and can leave students feeling defeated. But can productive struggle be a factor in active learning, self-efficacy, and resiliency? In this webinar, we will explore this concept and think more about ways to balance support with scaffolding to help students sharpen their higher-order skills and content knowledge.   

Facilitating Well-being in Your Classes: Aligning Academic and Health Outcomes

Tuesday, October 6, 1:00-2:00 pm
Facilitator: Jonathan Aragon, PFF Fellow
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The research shows that when well-being improves so does academic performance. This webinar will provide you with guidance on facilitating well-being through your implicit teaching and provide you with some takeaway tools you can start using today.  

Coping with the Load: Reference Management Software

Tuesday, October 13, 12:00-1:00 pm
Facilitator: Shelby Lamar, PFF Assistant Director
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Reference management software is a scholar’s best friend! This workshop gives you tools to thrive during graduate school by showing how the free reference management software Zotero can save time and prevent citation frustrations. Organizing all your sources, reading notes, and entering citations manually can be overwhelming and cost precious time, especially when working on a long-term project like a thesis or dissertation. When working on a project, you may find that you forget what you have read, don’t remember where your notes are located, or can’t find the source of that amazing quote! The earlier you start using a reference management system, the easier it will be to take notes, write papers, make bibliographies, and organize your research. Come learn how to use Zotero and make grad life easier!

Value-Based Teaching: How to Align Your Values to Your Practice

Tuesday, October 13, 10:00-11:00 am
Facilitator: Noah Ringler, PFF Fellow
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It is common to teach both how and what we were taught. By doing this, we can unknowingly perpetuate unjust policies and learning environments that are not aligned with our values. This webinar will discuss the process of identifying your values and the reflexive processes needed to turn those values into actionable policies and assignments to help all your students succeed in a diverse and inclusive learning environment.

Inclusive, FutureFocused Scholarship: Using 3 Tech Tools to Publish Inclusive Scholarly Works 

Tuesday, October 20, 1:00-2:00 pm
Facilitator: Jonathan Aragon, PFF Fellow
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In this webinar I will demonstrate how to harness the potential of modern technology to produce inclusive and engaging scholarly works. By the end of this webinar I will provide templates you can use to get started today. 

Developing an Effective Teaching Portfolio 

Tuesday, November 3, 12:00-1:00 pm
Facilitator: Liz Cardenas, PFF Fellow
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A teaching portfolio is a collection of information about your teaching practice. When carefully developed, portfolios can significantly advance your professional growth and demonstrate evidence of exemplary teaching. This webinar will discuss how you can use teaching portfolios effectively to assess your teaching quality and enhance reflexivity.

What Do the Best Teachers Do?

Tuesday, November 10, 10:00-11:00 am
Facilitator: Noah Ringler, PFF Fellow
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Ken Bain conducted in-depth qualitative interviews with the most successful college professors in the country and this webinar will summarize his results and help you implement his discoveries in your courses. The webinar will cover issues like course design, student and self-assessment, and identifying student outcomes. The eBook is free to all CGU students on the Claremont Colleges Library website at https://ccl.on.worldcat.org/oclc/761325075. 

Understanding Teaching & Learning as a Complex Process: The Cynefin Framework

Thursday, November 19, 12:00-1:00 pm
Facilitator: Liz Cardenas, PFF Fellow
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Teaching and learning are some of the most complex human interactions and understanding complexity can help us be more agile and adaptive. The Cynefin framework from David Snowden is a powerful thinking tool used to make sense of complexity, discover and adapt, and embrace uncertainty and innovation. This webinar will explore how the Cynefin framework can be applied in the education landscape during times of crisis and change.