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Banner: Simple Changes. Big Impact.

Every panel will include faculty from varying disciplines and perspectives, who are eager to provide how-to’s on successful implementation of small course or teaching changes that made a big impact.

All sessions are available virtually. 

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Mastering Distance Delivery 

October 13, 2020
12:10 p.m.-1:30 p.m.  

Over the summer of 2020, our presenters participated in the AOI Distance Delivery Mastery Certification opportunity. During this process, they gained competence in all aspects critical to fostering student success in the distance delivery environment.  We are excited for them to share their knowledge, strategies and tools that they developed and refined to adapt their teaching style to the distance environment. Join your colleagues as they provide simple, yet highly impactful, strategies to enrich your teaching and promote student success. Topics covered in this faculty panel are: 

  • Stimulating student engagement, such as 3-on-1 meetings with students 
  • Effectively using breakout rooms 
  • Fostering student interactions and conducting effective communications in the distance delivery environment.  
  • Overcoming common distance delivery challenges with doable solutions 

Faculty Panel 

David Gunderson
School of Design and Construction, Pullman 

Yimo Liu
Teaching Assistant Professor – Biology, Tri-Cities 

Large Enrollment: Management and Finesse

October 28, 2020
12:10 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

Large enrollment courses present a unique set of challenges, especially in the distance delivery environment. Our presenters have many years of experience teaching large enrollment courses. We are excited for them to share their knowledge, strategies and tools as they provide simple yet highly impactful strategies to enrich your teaching and promote student success. Topics covered in this faculty panel are:

  • Integrate student voices with five easy strategies
  • Maximize student engagement by increasing curiosity
  • Implement inclusive practices into a live virtual or face-to-face course session
  • Engage students in self-reflective practices in their courses

Faculty Panel

David Makin
Associate Professor and Director of the Complex Social Interactions Lab, Pullman

Bill Davis
Associate Professor and Associate Dean, College of Veterinary Medicine, Pullman

Meeting Your Students Where They Are:  Finding Solutions and Building Community Worldwide  

December 9, 2020
12:10 p.m.-1:30 p.m.  

Finding solutions and supporting your students is paramount during this time, especially for culturally and linguistically diverse students including international students who may be learning virtually from different corners of the world. In this interactive session, attendees will discuss lessons learned and solutions to take back to the virtual classroom. Presenters will discuss challenges and solutions to: 

  • Building Virtual Community 
  • Administering curriculum across time zones and learning styles 
  •  Ensuring equitable access and safety in the virtual classroom and deploying academic, social and cultural support  

Faculty Panel 

Kate Hellmann, PhD
Director, International Student and Scholar Services, Pullman 

Emily Harmon, M.A.
TESOL Teaching Associate Professor, Pullman 

Sharon Fraser-Allen, M.A.
Applied Linguistic Teaching Associate Professor, Pullman