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This page houses recordings of our various webinars and meetings, in addition to other videos created by the CTE. All videos have been captioned for accessibility.
School of Continuing and Professional Studies Associate Professor Charlotte Matthews has been teaching online for years and shares a few ways that you can build community in your synchronous online courses.
As many faculty are discovering, the online medium—to say nothing of the times we live in—has required us to reimagine how we teach, what we teach, and, in some cases, even why we teach. Community-engaged faculty also have had to reenvision relationships with their students and their community partners in ways that can prove both extraordinarily challenging and surprisingly rewarding. This learning community offers a space for dialogue and brainstorming around these issues.
Created in response to COVID-19, this video series documents the unique experiences of UVA faculty who taught community-engaged courses in Spring 2020. Faculty share their reactions to teaching during the pandemic, as well as their reflections on the challenges, outcomes, and unexpected opportunities of transitioning their courses online midway through the semester due to COVID-19. They discuss lessons learned to offer insight and inspiration to other instructors who may find themselves in similar situations, or who are grappling with what it means to be a community-engaged teacher in our time of trauma.
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For courses that depend on an embodied or experiential approach to learning, moving to a virtual format can prove extraordinarily challenging. This webinar was an open dialogue and brainstorming session around transitioning courses from an integrated in-person experience to an online medium. The discussion was particularly useful for faculty teaching community-engaged courses, performance-based courses, and courses that require a high level of interactivity in the arts and humanities.
UVA Acts Artistic Director and Program Manager Cortney McEniry put together resources to help instructors—particularly in drama, creative drama, and applied theatre—who need to facilitate embodied or experiential learning work online.
Embodied Course Over Zoom
Cortney demonstrates how different Zoom features can be used to facilitate embodied work during a class session.
Google Docs Tutorial
Cortney explains the benefits of using a Google Doc to communicate with your students about your virtual class sessions and expectations.
While many of the ways you’ve assessed students’ learning in the past will continue to work (and work well) in an online environment, you might have to get creative for some things. This webinar helped participants think through ways to reimagine assessment practices by focusing on what matters most. Session slides.
Active engagement with course material and ideas is essential for learning, but in the transition to teaching online, some of the ways we have fostered engagement face to face may no longer be available. This webinar helped participants think about a range of options for reimagining student engagement in both synchronous and asynchronous online environments. Session slides.
This session focused on practical strategies for ending your classes with equity as the essential value in mind. Participants discussed ways to work together to advocate for those students most impacted as we move into the exam and evaluation period. Session slides.
The CTE created these videos for our virtual Teaching as a Graduate Student 2020 workshop.
Metacognition and Mindset
Communicating and Interacting with Students
Digging Deeper into Teaching Techniques
Mostly Asynchronous Interactive Lecture
Mostly Synchronous Interactive Lecture
Mostly Synchronous Seminar
For community-engaged courses, moving to a virtual format can prove extraordinarily challenging. These biweekly dialogue and brainstorming sessions allowed participants to talk about the unique challenges and hidden opportunities of transitioning community-engaged courses to an online medium.
May 15 session
May 1 session
March 31 session
Watch four short videos to learn more about our 2020-21 undergraduate student consultants, their experiences, and how they can help you improve your teaching.
You can also find more videos on our YouTube Channel.
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