In light of COVID-19, the LACOL 2020 Consortium Workshop has moved to a fully online format this summer. A small number of real-time sessions in Zoom will be paired with asynchronous options unfolding over time. See program details below.
Session Description: The 2020 pandemic of Covid has revealed anew the perpetual pandemic of racism. What does anti-racist pedagogy look like during this moment? How is the intersection of Covid and movements for racial and social justice prompting you to rethink your goals and purpose in the classroom? Join us for a facilitated conversation and workshop that aims to open up space for self-reflection, imagination, and application in anticipation of the start of Fall classes.
Date: Aug 27, 2020
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00pm Eastern
Reading: Kishimoto, Kyoko. (2018). Anti-racist pedagogy: From faculty’s self-reflection to organizing within and beyond the classroom. Race Ethnicity and Education, 21:4, 540-554, DOI: 10.1080/13613324.2016.1248824
Alison Cook-Sather, Professor of Education, Director of Teaching and Learning Institute, Bryn Mawr College
Chanelle Wilson, Assistant Professor of Education, Director of Africana Studies, Bryn Mawr College
Jonathon Kahn, Professor of Religion, in-coming Director of the Engaged Pluralism Initiative, Vassar College
Candice Lowe-Swift, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Director of the Engaged Pluralism Initiative, Vassar College
In February 2020, the coronavirus crisis forced Duke Kunshan University’s students and faculty to scatter across the globe and move online. Duke University, DKU’s US partner, was soon to follow as the arrival of the global pandemic triggered a near universal pivot to remote instruction. Matthew Rascoffwhose digital innovation team guided the institution through both these rapid transitions noted:
Even as educational institutions are threatened, learning continues. And perhaps even grows. But it does so in new spaces.
In the LACOL 2020 closing keynote How to Change Institutions with Purpose, Matthew Rascoff (Duke University) and Emily Levine (Stanford University) will draw on their research collaboration into the history of education and innovation to probe how mission-driven liberal arts institutions can adapt and change in the face of extraordinary challenge. (more…)
Webinar: Small Teaching Online with author Flower Darby Author and Presenter: Flower Darby, Assistant Dean of Online and Innovative Pedagogies at Northern Arizona University With Special Guest:Alison Cook-Sather, Professor of Education, Bryn Mawr College; Director, Teaching and Learning Institute Date and Time: June 15, 11:00am – 12:30pm Eastern Location: Zoom Read it together: LACOL Virtual Reading Group – Small Teaching Online
As a highlight of the LACOL 2020 virtual workshop, Darby will lead an online mini-workshop, exploring small steps with big impacts for students.
The book recommendation is excellent – a lot of useful suggestions which would take years to figure out. -Dr. Natalia Toporikova, Washington and Lee University;
biology professor and online data science instructor, summer 2019, 2020
Establishing presence and social learning through multi-modal engagements and reflective meta-cognition are effective techniques for *any* class, both face-to-face and through the internet. Communicating the underlying what, why and how of learning is especially important for online learning success. And, like any important new skills, acquiring these capabilities takes planning and practice.
Session: LACOL 2020 Summer Data Science Panel Date and Time: June 22, 1:00pm-2:30pm Eastern Discussion Leads: Ella Foster-Molina (Swarthmore College), Monika Hu (Vassar College), Moataz Khalifa (Washington and Lee University), Steven J. Miller (Williams College), Natalia Toporikova (Washington and Lee University)
Now in its second year, Introduction to Data Science is a fully-online summer class co-taught by a multi-campus LACOL team. The class is designed as a collaborative, socially relevant, discussion-oriented online classroom experience in the style of liberal arts colleges.
Session: Building Community Online – Lessons Learned from Carleton CUBE Date and Time: June 19, 12:00pm-1:30pm Eastern Lead: Melissa Eblen Zayas, Professor of Physics Director & Perlman Center for Learning and Teaching, Carleton College
Running annually since 2016, Carleton College’s CUBE program is a fully-online summer bridge experience designed to support entering students in developing their quantitative skills. A great benefit of the program has been the discovery of numerous ways to build a sense of community among the online cohort and connect students to campus, before they arrive on campus.