Fall 2021 Webinar Series

Helping Your Students with Imposter Syndrome

Monday, September 13, 12:00-1:00pm PST
Host: Patrick Martin, Psychotherapist and CEO of The Mental Health Toolbox
Co-Host: Jonathan Aragon, PFF Fellow
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Imposter syndrome. You have heard of it, but how well do we understand it, and why it is important to know about as an agile, ethical educator teaching in a complex world? In this webinar, you will come to better understand imposter syndrome, how it manifests in academic contexts, as well as classroom tactics to help set your students up for lifelong success and happiness. This webinar will be joined by practicing Psychotherapist Patrick Martin and PFF Fellow Jonathan Aragon to bring the perspectives of mental health together with future-focused college teaching.

CANCELLED– Integrating Open Education Resources (OER)

Thursday, October 28, 1:00-2:00pm PST
Host: Jennifer Beamer. MSc., MLISc., Ph.D. Scholarly Communications and Open Publishing. Claremont Colleges Library.
Co-Host: Shamini Dias, PFF Director

Open Educational Resources (OER) are open access resources for teaching and research that are in the public domain or licensed to be open. OER can transform teaching and learning from reducing textbook costs to integrating a wider range of materials in your courses. In this webinar, Dr. Jennifer Beamer will share the experiences of professors in different disciplines who have used OER and how you can find and integrate OER for stronger equity-minded teaching.

Teaching in Non-Classroom Spaces

Wednesday, November 10, 12:00-1:00pm PST
Host: Shamini Dias, PFF Director
Co-Host: Shellyn Liska, Student Engagement Team, SCGH
In-person attendance: ACB 126
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When we think of “teaching”, we imagine classrooms, students, syllabi, and assessments. This session explores what it means to “teach” in non-classroom contexts, such as community spaces and workplaces. We will explore the unique characteristics of learning and teaching in these contexts and strategies for active participation and learning. You may attend this event either in-person or via Zoom.

Media and Pedagogy in Inclusive Ethical Teaching

Saturday, November 13, 12:00-1:00pm PST
Host: Tamar Salibian, Ph.D
Co-Host: Jonathan Aragon, PFF Fellow
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In this webinar, Dr. Tamar Salibian (CGU 2020) will facilitate a discussion about the uses of media in the classroom and other learning spaces. What are some ways we can incorporate different forms of media into our curricula to shape pedagogic practices that inform and uplift ethical teaching and learning?

Vulnerability and Ethical Pedagogy

Saturday, December 4, 12:00-1:00pm PST
Host: Tamar Salibian, Ph.D
Co-Host: Jonathan Aragon, PFF Fellow
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In this webinar, Dr. Tamar Salibian (CGU 2020) will engage you in a discussion about the ways that vulnerability and ethical pedagogy are co-joined and necessary as education finds its way through our current times.

Summer 2021 Webinar Series

Diversity Statement 101: The Fundamentals of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

Friday, June 4, 12:00-1:00 pm
Host: Liz Cardenas, PFF Fellow
Co-Host: Noah Ringler, PFF Fellow
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This session will highlight important considerations in writing your Diversity Statement. We will examine Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) from a systems lens and identify concrete strategies to teach, model, and practice inclusion for diverse learners. We will discuss ways to communicate your experiences and commitment to embracing diversity and working for inclusivity and equity in education.

Lessons Learned: Enhancing the Student Experience in Online Courses

Wednesday, June 9, 12:00-1:00 pm
Host: Noah Ringler, PFF Fellow
Co-Host
: Jonathan Aragon, PFF Fellow
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The rapid transition to teaching online has been challenging for both students and faculty alike. Even as we look toward recovery from the pandemic and return to on-ground teaching, online teaching is likely to continue with a greater presence in education. This webinar details the most common student complaints about online courses and provides strategies on how to remedy these issues to create a more inclusive and engaging experience for students in online courses. 

Developing Effective Student Learning Outcomes

Thursday, June 17, 12:00-1:00 pm
Host: Noah Ringler, PFF Fellow
Co-Host
: Liz Cardenas, PFF Fellow
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Developing effective student learning outcomes is a linchpin to successful course design and assessment. This webinar will provide participants with a step–by–step guide on how to develop student learning outcomes that are quantifiable, equitable, and driven by backward design. By doing so, both educators and students will be able to more accurately gauge the extent to which the course fulfilled their expectations and goals. 

Well-Being In Teaching and Learning: Fighting Zoom/Virtual Fatigue

Tuesday, June 29, 1:00-2:00 pm
Host: Jonathan Aragon, PFF Fellow
Co-Host: Jessi Knippel, PFF Fellow
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In this webinar, you will gain a better understanding of Zoom fatigue (AKA virtual fatigue), and how to mitigate it in your classes. The webinar format will consist of a mix of research findings, and a discussion of experience-based practice tips from PFF, and others who wish to share. By the end of this webinar, you will have gained a more mindful understanding of Zoom/Virtual fatigue, and some hacks to add to your teacher toolbox. Feel free to come ready with questions or tips related to these struggles, it will only make the experience richer, but participation is not required or expected.

Inclusive Learning Management Systems: Designing a Student-Centered Front Page

Tuesday, July 6, 1:00-2:00 pm
Host: Jonathan Aragon, PFF Fellow
Co-Host: Jessi Knippel, PFF Fellow
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Learning Management Systems (LMS) in both online and on-ground teaching. LMS help students navigate and engage with their course. But they can be confusing and time consuming for many. An intentional inclusively designed Front Page in your LMS can make all the difference to effective engagement, focus, and learning. This webinar goes beyond technical “how-to” and focuses on student-centered concepts of front-page design to facilitate easy and intuitive course navigation.

TRANSforming the Classroom: Teaching Strategies that Support Transgender, Nonbinary, and Gender Nonconforming Students

Saturday, July 10, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Host:
Shelby Lamar, PFF Assistant Director
Co-Host: Kay Lamar, Pasadena City College Professor
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Have you checked that your classroom environment, syllabi, activities, and teaching practices are inclusive to transgender, nonbinary, agender, and gender-nonconforming students? This workshop will discuss best practices in creating a safe, inclusive, and open classroom environment for students of all gender identities. Co-facilitators, Catherine Lamar and Shelby Lamar, will discuss strategies that educators can use when designing course materials, syllabi, first-day-of-class activities, and student resources that support and affirm LGBTQ+ students. Attendees will leave this session with tangible practices to implement in classrooms, including a checklist to design your course with gender-inclusive practices.