Spring 2022 Webinar Series

Building Your Course From the Ground Up

Saturday, February 5, 11:00am-12:00pm PST
Host: Noah Ringler, PFF Fellow
Co-Host: Liz Cardenas, PFF Fellow
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You have been provided with a brief course description of the course you are teaching and nothing else: now what? This webinar intends to answer that question by providing attendees with a step-by-step guide on how to build a course from the ground up. In this webinar, we will discuss creating effective learning outcomes, building assignments that feed into these outcomes, utilizing multiple modalities to assess student learning, and how to find your voice within your lectures. You will come out of this webinar with a clearer understanding of how to organically build an equitable and inclusive course from the ground level.

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

Friday, February 11, 12:00-1:00pm PST
Host: Liz Cardenas, PFF Fellow
Co-Host: Holly Allen, 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 supporting inclusion and equity in education.

Space for All: How to Make Your Classes More Accessible

Saturday, February 12, 12:00-1:00pm PST
Host: Holly Allen, PFF Fellow
Co-Host: Liz Cardenas, PFF Fellow
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Before a professor even walks into a classroom, much about the accessibility of the space has already been decided. An institution’s stance on accessibility is clear with its choice of classroom layouts, furniture choices, lighting, and more. Despite the fact that the academic institution plays a major part in determining the level of accessibility for students, instructors also make many choices about accessibility in their courses. These choices can include asking students to use fragrance-free products, having an inclusive attendance policy, and avoiding differentiating between the use of marker colors on a whiteboard. These are all examples of ways an instructor might make an in-person class more accessible and equitable for disabled and chronically ill students. However, there are also actionable steps an instructor may follow to make their online or hybrid classes accessible including the use of dyslexia-friendly fonts, clear differences in color shades/ hues, and more. This webinar will cover strategies and tips to help disabled and chronically-ill students access, succeed, and feel welcomed in your courses.

Avoiding Classism in the Classroom: Creating Courses Without Great Cost

Friday, March 4, 12:00-1:00pm PST
Host: Holly Allen, PFF Fellow
Co-Host: Jessi Knippel, PFF Fellow
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With high tuition costs, expensive textbooks, and supplies, and an expectation that students will have a certain level of access to technology, it is undeniable that higher education is an expensive affair. While the structure of higher education in the United States causes division in students by socioeconomic class, instructors should not add to the financial burdens students face. This webinar will cover a variety of ways in which an instructor might avoid adding required expenses to their courses. Topics covered will include free and affordable textbooks and materials, attention to expectations surrounding technology and background, and alternative options for extra credit opportunities and events.

An Introduction to Open Pedagogy: The What and the How

Saturday, March 5, 11:00am-12:00pm PST
Host: Noah Ringler, PFF Fellow
Co-Host: Holly Allen, PFF Fellow
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Open pedagogy is a pedagogical technique that asks students to apply and create resources for others rather than simply being consumers of that information. By doing so, students gain a deeper understanding of the material and allow students to engage in experiential and active learning. Furthermore, the material created in the class can be continually revised and built upon by future sections. This webinar will provide details on what open pedagogy is and how to implement it in your classroom.

Coping with the Load Part 2: Reference Management Software

Thursday, March 10, 12:00-1:00pm PST
Host: 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!

First of Their Families: How to Assist First-Generation College Students in Your Courses

Friday, March 11, 12:00-1:00pm PST
Host: Holly Allen, PFF Fellow
Co-Host: Noah Ringler, PFF Fellow
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Academic conferences, federal loans, double majors, and Phi Beta Kappa. These terms and more may be familiar to some but to a student with a guardian(s) who did not attend college, these terms may be completely foreign. A student whose mother received a PhD will have a much easier time navigating academia than a student whose guardians did not finish high school. The latter of the two may not even know how to word the questions or concerns that they have nor who to pose them to. This webinar will help you understand how you might help first-generation students in your courses. From the sharing of resources to a general willingness to advise, you can provide your first-generation students with the tools they need to succeed.

Place-Based Pedagogies: Integrating Place in Learning

Friday, April 1, 12:30-1:30 pm PST (Rescheduled due to holiday)
Host: Liz Cardenas, PFF Fellow
Co-Host: Holly Allen, PFF Fellow
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Place-based pedagogies connect students to places and create awareness of their importance in students’ lives and the lives of others. Place-based approaches can lead to students becoming more invested in projects that relate to real places and lead to student-centered experiences by doing, discovering, reflecting, and applying. During this session, we will explore how place-based pedagogies can support student learning and growth mindset.

The Best Teaching Advice I Received: What It Was and How to Implement It

Saturday, April 9, 11:00am-12:00pm PST
Host: Noah Ringler, PFF Fellow
Co-Host: Holly Allen, PFF Fellow
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When I first began teaching, I reached out to all my professors and asked them what they believed made them so effective. One professor’s response has stood with me all this time. Put simply, he said you need to find your voice in the classroom, which can take some time, and you need to make sure the learning experience engages you. If it isn’t, can you expect it to engage others? This webinar discusses one professor’s advice and provides pragmatic details on how to implement it in your classroom.

Learning to Lead: Linkages Between Adult Learning and Leadership Development

Saturday, April 30, 12:00-1:00pm PST
Host: Liz Cardenas, PFF Fellow
Co-Host: Noah Ringler, PFF Fellow
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The pandemic has brought new challenges requiring leaders across many disciplines to learn new strategies, competencies, and skills to lead their organizations successfully. This webinar will summarize key adult learning theories and their application to leadership development. We will explore the connections between leadership development and adult learning theories then conclude with a discussion on the implications these linkages may have for leadership development, education, and training.

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.

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.

Spring 2021 Webinar Series

Faculty Websites: Getting Started with Content

Tuesday, February 2, 1:00-2:00 pm
Host: Jonathan Aragon, PFF Fellow
Co-Host: Shamini Dias, PFF Director
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In this session you will learn the why and what of faculty websites and view some example sites. If you are just looking to learn more, ready to set up your first site, or looking to expand your existing site, there will be useful takeaway resources for you in this webinar.

Providing Quality Feedback

Tuesday, February 9, 1:00-2:00 pm
Host: Jonathan Aragon, PFF Fellow
Co-Host
: Liz Cardenas, PFF Fellow
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In this session, you will learn some strategies for providing feedback to your students that will be useful for developing their assignments, interests, and professional identities. Additionally, we will explore different modes for providing feedback that will help with student engagement, instructor efficiency, and foster class relationships. 

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

Wednesday, February 17, 12:00-1:00 pm
Host: Liz Cardenas, PFF Fellow
Co-Host
: Jonathan Aragon, 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.

Learning Management Systems – Meaningful and Effective Discussion Forums

Tuesday, February 23, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Host:
Jonathan Aragon, PFF Fellow
Co-Host: Liz Cardenas, PFF Fellow
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In this session, you will learn how to improve student engagement in online discussions by connecting those discussions to a meaningful purpose, and by utilizing features available in the Canvas environment. By the end of this webinar, you will have several strategies to deploy in your classes.

Transformational Teaching and Learning:
An Overview of Kristen Olson’s Wounded by School: Recapturing the Joy in Learning and Standing Up to Old School Culture 

Thursday, February 25, 1:00-2:00 pm
Host: Catherine Conner, PFF Fellow
Co-Host
: Noah Ringler, PFF Fellow
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Engagement in learning is critical for student success. Unfortunately, school can alienate many individuals, resulting in life-long “school wounds” that extend far beyond the classroom. By examining and understanding the wounds of schooling, how schools wound, and what we can do about it, we can avoid wounding students and work to transform their learning. In this webinar, we will use Kristen Olson’s Wounded by School to help us reconsider our teaching strategies. 

Assessing Student Learning: Alternatives to Letter Grading

Tuesday, March 2, 12:00-1:00 pm
Host: Noah Ringler, PFF Fellow
Co-Host: Jonathan Aragon, PFF Fellow
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Our grades should accurately reflect the skills we are trying to build in the classroom. While traditional grading techniques can be effective, there are alternative ways to provide students with grades that may feel less punitive. In this webinar, I will go over several alternative grading strategies such as ungrading and gamification.  

Organizing Research: Tools and Strategies

Wednesday, March 3, 12:00-1:30 pm
Host: Shelby Lamar, PFF Asst. Director
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Come learn how to organize your research and make grad life easier. This workshop gives you tools to thrive during graduate school by showing how reference management software can save time and prevent citation frustrations.

Transformational Teaching and Learning: Using Productive Struggle in the Classroom 

Thursday, March 11, 1:00-2:00 pm
Host: Catherine Conner, PFF Fellow
Co-Host
: Shamini Dias, PFF Director
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Resilience. Perseverance. Grit. These are qualities often associated with academic rigor and success. However, the paths to helping students develop these qualities are not always clear. In this webinar, we will discuss how using productive struggle in the classroom can help students develop and strengthen these traits, and how the role of teacher as “warm demander” can infuse empathy into an academically rigorous class environment. 

How to be an Antiracist Educator 

Thursday, March 25, 12:00-1:00 pm
Host:
Liz Cardenas, PFF Fellow
Co-Host
: Noah Ringler, PFF Fellow
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As the words antiracist and equity can become dangerously trendy, educators should pause and examine what they truly mean. Ibram X. Kendi, a leading antiracist scholar and New York Times bestselling author, states: “the only way to undo racism is to consistently identify it and describe it—and then dismantle it.” This session will review Dr. Kendi’s book “How To Be An Antiracist” and share key takeaways about how it applies to educators.  

Developing Effective Student Learning Outcomes

Tuesday, March 30, 12:00-1:00 pm
Host: Noah Ringler, PFF Fellow
Co-Host: Catherine Conner, 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 stepbystep guide on how to develop student learning outcomes that are quantifiable 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.   

Writing Your Teaching Philosophy Statement 

Tuesday, April 6, 1:00-2:00 pm
Host: Catherine Conner, PFF Fellow
Co-Host
: Jonathan Aragon, PFF Fellow
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In this webinar, we will discuss ways to craft your teaching philosophy statement to showcase your background, values, and approach to teaching along with your journey to becoming an educator. 

Growth Mindset for Grad School  

Friday, April 9, 12:00pm-1:30pm
Host: Shamini Dias, PFF Director
Co-Host: Shelby Lamar, PFF Asst. Director
Zoom Link: https://cgu.zoom.us/j/81949631576
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This webinar is part of CGU’s First Year Experience program, but all are welcome. 

In this webinar, we examine Carol Dweck’s work on Growth Mindset and its importance for learning success. We will explore strategies to foster a growth mindset as a capacity to help you flourish in your graduate studies. 

Assessing Student Learning: Student Self-Assessment 

Tuesday, April 13, 12:00-1:00 pm
Host:
Noah Ringler, PFF Fellow
Co-Host
: Catherine Conner, PFF Fellow
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“Give a man a fish, he’ll eat for a day; teach a man how to fish and he’ll eat for a lifetime”. Assessment techniques that focus on student self-assessment rather than teacher assessment can help build life-long self-sufficient learners. This webinar will discuss several ways we can promote student self-assessment in our classrooms and build meta-cognition in our students. 

Receiving Feedback in Grad School  

Friday, April 23, 12:00pm-1:30pm
Host:
Shelby Lamar, PFF Asst. Director
Co-Host: Shamini Dias, PFF Director
Zoom Link: https://cgu.zoom.us/j/84716549994 
Mobile: +1-408-638-0968  Meeting ID: 847 1654 9994
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This webinar is part of CGU’s First Year Experience program
, but all are welcome.

Receiving feedback is an important part of learning and graduate school. But how do we respond to feedback? What can we do with it? In this webinar, we explore the role and impact of feedback in learning, and how you can build strategies to use feedback as a tool for sharpening your abilities and being successful in your graduate studies.

Equity-Centered and System Thinking Leadership in the Classroom

Wednesday, April 28, 12:00-1:00 pm
Host:
Liz Cardenas, PFF Fellow
Co-Host
: Noah Ringler, PFF Fellow
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This session focuses on equity-centered teaching leadership that strives to build inclusive learning environments where all students can thrive. We will build a shared understanding of the intersection of race, power, and privilege in our society and school systems. We will also explore ways to develop a system thinking mindset that ensures students have the tools to navigate, question, and undo systemic barriers. 

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.

Summer 2020 Webinar Series

Mastering Online Class Facilitation

Tuesday, July 7, 1:00 to 2:00 pm
Facilitator:
Jonathan Aragon, PFF Fellow
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In this webinar, you will learn how to facilitate responsive, inclusive classes that make it hard to not succeed. The facilitation methods you learn in this webinar will dramatically reduce teacher administrative tasks and improve your students’ experience overall. The focus will be on facilitating asynchronous, synchronous, and blended models of instruction. You will not want to miss this! 

Understanding Issues of Engagement

Thursday, July 9, 1:00-2:00 pm
Facilitator: Sarah Eckert, PFF Fellow
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In this webinar, we examine issues surrounding student engagement. We will explore possible reasons for student disengagement as well as how we might address such situations to promote learning and engagement. 

Academic Integrity in Online Classes

Tuesday, July 14, 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 the strategies and tools you can use to develop a classroom culture that fosters honesty, integrity, and accountability. 

Promoting Active Learning Online

Thursday, July 16, 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Facilitator:
Noah Ringler, PFF Fellow
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As many classes have moved online, both students and professors have struggled to maintain class engagement. This should come as no surprise as teaching courses online is relatively new for many and requires a different set of skills. Accordingly, this webinar reviews specific strategies to facilitate student engagement online including a flipped classroom, group discussions, and problem-based learning.

Managing Writing in Online Classes

Tuesday, July 21, 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Facilitator:
Catherine Conner, PFF Fellow
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In this webinar, we will discuss some of the challenges of teaching writing online and how you can help students engage with writing in meaningful ways, synchronously or asynchronously. We will also explore assessment and feedback options. 

Reflexivity in Crisis and Beyond: Strategies for Your Class

Thursday, July 23, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Facilitator:
Cristal Almonte, PFF Fellow
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In this webinar, educators will examine why practicing reflexivity during a time of crisis is important and how they may use reflexivity to inform their teaching to improve their communication with students and their assessments. 

Assignments and Assessments Online

Tuesday, July 28, 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Facilitator: Shamini Dias, PFF Director
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Inclusive assignments and assessments support students in learning and mastery. How do we do this effectively in online spaces? In this webinar, we explore how to design online assignments and assessments that are formative and support students’ learning autonomy and self-efficacy. 

Building Community in Online Courses

Thursday, July 30, 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Facilitator: Shelby Lamar, PFF Asst. Director 
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Building a sense of community in our courses increases student achievement, learning, and retention. Yet, it often seems difficult to build and sustain a classroom community in an online environment. This webinar will explore research-backed principles and practices that can help you build community in synchronous and asynchronous online courses.