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Community Book Read Sparks Innovation for Online Teaching

June 11, 2020, @ 12:13 PM

In an effort to continue connecting the LVAIC community while furthering the skills of faculty and staff, the consortium is hosting a virtual book read and weekly conversation of Small Teaching Online by Darby and Lang.

There are three different day/time options for each of the three facilitated discussions. Registrants chose an option for each week. Sessions follow the natural divisions of the book (Designing for Learning, Teaching Humans, Motivating Online Students and Instructors). For each session, attendees read the relevant pages and come prepared to engage in a facilitated discussion. After each session, attendees are encouraged to think about how they can apply the content they discussed to their upcoming courses.

During these virtual gatherings, attendees gather with peers from across the LVAIC community and then separate into virtual breakout rooms of 5-6 participants to discuss a set of reflection questions. After meeting in smaller groups, the facilitators bring the group back and have each small group report out to the group around a summary of answers to the reflection questions.

In its first week, this program hosted well over 100 members of the LVAIC community in sharing and discussions. After the second and third weeks of this series, the program will culminate with a 90 minute presentation and Q&A with the author, Flower Darby, on June 30.

As the LVAIC community continues to prepare the future of higher education, future virtual book reads will continue to be designed and offered. View the details for this program and sign up for future portions of the series on the LVAIC website. Continue to stay informed of future LVAIC programs by joining the LVAIC newsletter mailing list today.

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