Teaching into the Void
Imagine standing before your class, only to discover your students are wearing blank, featureless masks. That’s the frustrating situation many of us encountered during the shift to remote instruction following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. This workshop will explore two questions: 1) How can we gently encourage students to engage in class with their mics and webcams, while still being respectful of their privacy and their technological limitations? 2) How can we, as instructors, better “perform” in a synchronous environment without the verbal and non-verbal feedback we’re accustomed to?
Be prepared to share your own experiences teaching remotely in the fall of 2020, as a foundation for reflecting on these questions. You’ll leave this session with ideas you can implement in your very next class to help create a culture of participation and communicate expectations to your students. Registration is required.