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Overview

Have questions about online teaching? Confused about how some of the online tools work? Need tips on best practices in online classes? Want to share ideas with other online instructors? Instructional Development staff host regular online workshops, where you have a chance to talk with your colleagues and get answers to your teaching questions.

Unless otherwise noted, these sessions are offered in a live web conference. Scroll down to see details on how to participate.

Workshops are FREE, but space is limited. RSVP to jmichael@academyart.edu to reserve your spot!

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FEBRUARY 
  • Mastering the Online Grading Tools (for NEW instructors)

Need an overview — or a refresher — on the online grading tools? Join us for this practical session.

Wednesday, February 4, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. 
No RSVP needed

  • Grading Discussion Participation

Are you struggling to figure out how best to grade your students' online discussion participation? Do you spend too much time grading discussions? Are you concerned about grade inflation/deflation due to discussions that are out of sync with students' studio work? Join Natasha Haugnes and Jenny Michaelfor a discussion of tips, strategies, and best practices in grading online discussions. Need an overview — or a refresher — on the online grading tools? Join us for this practical session.

Wednesday, February 4, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.  OR  Friday, February 6, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
RSVP to jmichael@academyart.edu to reserve your spot!

  • Q&A for NEW Online Teachers

This informal Q&A session is a great chance to get answers to your questions about online teaching.

Wednesday, February 11, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m
RSVP to jmichael@academyart.edu to reserve your spot!

MARCH
  • Foundational Skills for Learners & Professionals

What core skills and habits of mind have contributed to your success — as a student and as an artist or designer? Perseverance? Optimism? Enthusiasm? Join Jenny Michael and Kevin Koczela for a discussion of these and other foundational skills and how we might foster them in our students.

Wednesday, March 4, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.  OR  Thursday, March 5, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
RSVP to jmichael@academyart.edu to reserve your spot! 

  • Q&A for Online Teachers

This informal Q&A session is a great chance to get answers to your questions about online teaching. 

Friday, March 27, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Submit your questions in advance, so that we are prepared to respond to your concerns during the session.

APRIL 
  • Cultivating "Gritty" Students

It takes more than talent or intelligence to succeed as learners and artists. A student’s ability to aim for and achieve long-term goals will determine his or her future. In this session, Kevin Koczela leads us through a discussion of recent research on student tenacity and learn what teachers can do to promote grit, perseverance and resilience in the classroom.

Tuesday, April 14, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.  OR  Wednesday, April 15, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. 
RSVP to jmichael@academyart.edu to reserve your spot! 

 

How to Participate

  • You will need a web browser and a telephone.
  • In addition, we would like to use video conferencing for as many people as possible. So if you have a webcam, we hope you will consider participating via video. (WARNING: Yes, this means that you will be on camera!) :)
  • To enter the session CLICK HERE  and log in as a guest.

  • Please log in 15 minutes before the scheduled start of the session, so we can address any technical issues — and so the meeting can begin on time. Thank you for your consideration!
  • You’ll find information about the teleconference inside the meeting site.
  • If you will be connecting to the online meeting from outside the US and need a local phone number to call, please contact Maya Frenklach in advance, so she can make the necessary arrangements.

Please note: All sessions are recorded for later, on-demand viewing.

Recordings & Resources from Past Events  |  Quick Tip Videos  |  top of page

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Fall 2013

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Fall 2012

Fall teaching expo 2012

Summer 2012

Spring 2012

Fall 2011

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