2021 Summit Schedule

Fostering Curiosity, Wonder, and Creativity for All Students

May 12-13, 2021 | Online event

 

SUMMIT COLLAB SITE

 

 

Event Structure

The 2021 Summit will be offered online and is split between two days. Both days consist of the synchronous, interactive sessions listed below and eleven pre-recorded short presentation videos. The session Zoom links and pre-recorded videos will be housed in Collab. After you register for the Summit, you will be added to the Collab page. For questions, please contact cte-summit@virginia.edu.

EVENT ACCESSIBILITY

For all synchronous sessions, we will be providing live captions using the built-in automatic speech recognition software (ASR) feature of Zoom. Please let us know by May 3 if you would like to request accommodations such as captions by a professional service, ASL interpretation, or other services for your full participation in our event.

Contact Claire Reeger to request these accommodations: claire.reeger@virginia.edu; (434) 243-0919

Recorded Short Presentations

These will be available in our Collab page; register for the Summit to receive access. All pre-recorded videos are professionally captioned.

Day 1 Schedule - May 12, 2021

12:00-1:15 pm

Synchronous Keynote Presentation

 

Making the Connection: Facilitating a Creative, Inclusive Culture for Effective Learning for All Students

Professor Katie Dawson
Co-head and Associate Professor of Drama and Theatre for Youth and Communities/UTeach Theatre | University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Jen Moon
Associate Professor of Instruction in the Department of Molecular Biosciences and the Assistant Dean for Non-Tenure Track Faculty in the College of Natural Sciences | University of Texas at Austin

Keynote Abstract

As we close an unprecedented year in our personal and academic lives, what discoveries will we take forward? Perhaps one positive outcome of remote teaching is the broadened awareness of the student experience. Data from a fall 2020 Strada poll suggest that emotional well-being (stress, anxiety, and loneliness) was the single greatest challenge facing students in higher education during the pandemic. These issues were further amplified for first generation college students and those from historically marginalized groups. Research in post-secondary teaching and learning suggest a strong correlation between students’ experiences in the classroom and the quality of students’ learning. Key factors that can positively impact learning include a student’s sense of belonging, their personal connections to the course content and materials, and their relationship with other students and the instructor (Freeman, et al., 2007; Buksist and Saville, 2001; Diamond, 2008). Foregrounding equity and inclusion in instruction requires educators to think about representation, access, and expression across multiple modes. Yet, it can be difficult to know where to start.

In this interactive keynote, Jen Moon and Katie Dawson will explore active, creative teaching strategies educators can use to support students’ connections with you, with your course content, and with each other.

 

1:15-1:30 pm: Break

 

1:30-2:15 pm

Synchronous Workshop: Let's Teach It Right

Helen Min, Sarah Beach & David-Aaron Roth
School of Education and Human Development - Curriculum and Instruction

 

2:15-2:30 pm: Break

 

2:30-3:15 pm

Synchronous Workshop: Assessing Learning Outcomes in Courses with No "Right Answer"

Rider Foley & Sean Ferguson
School of Engineering - Department of Engineering and Society

 

Synchronous Workshop: Promoting Curiosity, Creativity, and Self-Confidence with the STEM "Students on the Stage" (SOS) Teaching Model

Habibe Aksoy
Northern Virginia Community College - Mathematics, Sciences, Technologies and Business Division, Department of Chemistry

 

Day 2 Schedule - May 13, 2021

 

12:00-1:00 pm

Reflections on teaching: Fostering curiosity, discovery, and wonder in and out of the classroom

Rose Buckelew
UVA Department of Sociology; CTE Faculty Fellow

Jamie Jirout
UVA School of Education & Human Development, Department of Leadership, Foundations and Policy

Andres Clarens
UVA School of Engineering, Department of Engineering Systems and Environment; Associate Director, Environmental Resilience Institute

The Innovations in Pedagogy Summit lunch panel will enable participants to ask questions and hear reflections from UVA instructors about their diverse experiences with teaching and/or scholarship related to fostering curiosity, discovery, and wonder during the past academic year.

 

1:00-1:30 pm: Break

 

1:30-2:15 pm

Synchronous Workshop: Writing in Place: Writing Assignments in Engaged Courses That Inspire Wonder, Curiosity, and Creativity

Kate Kostelnik & Kate Stephenson
Department of English - Academic Writing Program

 

Synchronous Workshop: Faculty Learning Communities: Designing Change from Within

Katie Dawson
Co-head and Associate Professor of Drama and Theatre for Youth and Communities/UTeach Theatre | University of Texas at Austin

Jen Moon
Associate Professor of Instruction in the Department of Molecular Biosciences and the Assistant Dean for Non-Tenure Track Faculty in the College of Natural Sciences | University of Texas at Austin

 

2:15-2:30 pm: Break

 

2:30-3:15 pm

Synchronous Workshop: Designing for curiosity: Using uncertainty and autonomy support to promote engagement and learning

Jamie Jirout
University of Virginia - School of Education & Human Development, Department of Leadership, Foundations, and Policy

Sharon Zumbrunn
Virginia Commonwealth University - School of Education

Virginia Vitiello
University of Virginia - School of Education & Human Development, Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning

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