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
Read it together: LACOL Virtual Reading Group – Small Teaching Online
Small teaching is a phrase coined by Professor James M. Lang to describe an incremental approach to improving instruction. In 2019, instructional designer Flower Darby and Lang teamed up to apply small teaching principles to the online realm. The result of their collaboration is an essential volume for any educator: Small Teaching Online: Applying Learning Science in Online Classes.
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.
Join the June 15 webinar to engage with the author on principles for small teaching online.
- Small Teaching Online Table of Contents and Chapter 1 (PDFs)
- How to Be a Better Online Teacher: Advice Guide (F. Darby, Chronicle, July 2019)
- Podcast, B. Stachowiak with F. Darby: https://teachinginhighered.com/podcast/small-teaching-online/
- LACOL Book Review