April 2020 Online Learning and Digital Collaboration Learning Opportunities

Week of April 27-May 1

Wednesday, April 29

9:00-10:30am: Reflect to Reframe Breakfast (register here)

In lieu of the Learning Exchange originally planned for this year, the FDC and the 2019-2020 Reflection Fellows cohort invite you to take part in a  “Reflect to Reframe Breakfast”.  Join us for a “bring your own breakfast” interactive conversation about the lessons we’ve learned this semester transitioning our work, research, courses, and student interactions online. We look forward to connecting with you!

Thursday, April 30

10:00-11:30am: Summer 2020 Vision: Research Re-imagined Synchronous Workshop

If you are participating in our planning module to re-imagine your summer research project(s), part of our Summer 2020 Vision Series, we invite you to join us here to reflect on the self-paced planning tasks you’ve completed so far.

If you’d still like to participate in this module and join us for this workshop, please register here.

Friday, May 1

3:00-4:15pm: Summer 2020 Vision: Redesign to Teach Online – Week Four Debrief

If you are participating in our four-week planning process for online course redesign, part of our Summer 2020 Vision Series, we invite you to join us here to reflect on the tasks you completed in the fourth and final week of the program.

Although the second session of this course, beginning in early May, is full, please sign up for our waitlist here if you’d like to be a part of additional course sessions in the coming weeks.

Week of April 20-24

Wednesday, April 22

3:00-4:30pm: Summer 2020 Vision: Research Re-imagined Synchronous Workshop

If you are participating in our planning module to re-imagine your summer research project(s), part of our Summer 2020 Vision Series, we invite you to join us here to reflect on the self-paced planning tasks you’ve completed so far.

If you’d still like to participate in this module and join us for our second workshop (Thursday, April 30), please register here.

Friday, April 24

3:00-4:15pm: Summer 2020 Vision: Redesign to Teach Online – Week Three Debrief

If you are participating in our four-week planning process for online course redesign, part of our Summer 2020 Vision Series, we invite you to join us here to reflect on the tasks you completed in the third week of the program.

If you missed this first session of the course, you can register for our second session, beginning May 4th, here.

4:45-5:45pm: Faculty-Staff Virtual Social Hour (join here)

You’ve made it through another week and are close to wrapping up the spring 2020 semester! Gather in (virtual) community here with colleagues for relaxed conversation around what has worked in your courses this week, what didn’t, and your plans moving towards the summer.  

Week of April 13-17

Friday, April 17

3:00-4:15pm: Summer 2020 Vision: Redesign to Teach Online – Week Two Debrief

If you are participating in our four-week planning process for online course redesign, part of our Summer 2020 Vision Series, we invite you to join us here to reflect on the tasks you completed in the second week of the program.

If you missed this first session of the course, you can register for our second session, beginning May 4th, here.

4:45-5:45pm: Summer 2020 Vision Brainstorming Chat (join here)

As the University prepares for a summer of online learning and student engagement, join with us to imagine together what course adaptation strategies would provide the most value to our students during one of two online summer sessions. The purpose of this informal conversation is to consider how each of us may help to creatively meet the curricular needs of our students in the summer ahead in an online format, while maintaining core qualities of the Furman educational experience. Gather in (virtual) community here for this visioning session. We may segment into thematic areas once assembled.

Week of April 6-10

Wednesday, April 8

8:30-9:45am: Application Activities to Assess Remote Learning Module (register here)

We’ve always dreamed of making learning an adventure! For this learning module, participants will complete pre-workshop micro-challenges in Moodle before an interactive session. In our online synchronous session we will evaluate forms of remote learning assessment; explore alternatives to our face-to-face practices; design or revise a learning assessment; and participate in a peer feedback process to inform revisions.

Thursday, April 9

3:00-4:15pm: Summer 2020 Vision: Redesign to Teach Online – Week One Debrief

If you are participating in our four-week planning process for online course redesign, part of our Summer 2020 Vision Series, we invite you to join us here to reflect on the tasks you completed in the first week of the program.

If you haven’t already, please register for our Redesign to Teach Online Planning Series here.

April 1-3

Thursday, April 2

7:30-8am: 30 Minutes of Mindfulness 

Join Min-Ken Liao and Meghan Slining for 30 Minutes of Mindfulness online here. No prior experience is required. You may join as you are able, but please try to arrive as close to the 7:30 am start time as possible. 

11:00am-12:15pm: Application Activities to Assess Remote Learning Module (please register here)

We’ve always dreamed of making learning an adventure! For this learning module, participants will complete pre-workshop micro-challenges in Moodle before an interactive session. In our online synchronous session we will evaluate forms of remote learning assessment; explore alternatives to our face-to-face practices; design or revise a learning assessment; and participate in a peer feedback process to inform revisions.  

Friday, April 3 

2:30-3:30pm: Teaching Writing Remotely: What’s Working and What Isn’t? (please register here)

Join us online for informal discussion about how your First-Year Writing and W/R courses are unfolding in the remote setting.   

4:45-5:45pm: Summer 2020 Vision Brainstorming Chat

As the University prepares for a summer of online learning and student engagement, join with us to imagine together what courses and course adaptation strategies, including those already on the books and those that might be added, would provide the most value to our students during one of two online summer sessions. The purpose of this informal conversation is to consider how each of us may help to creatively meet the curricular needs of our students in the summer ahead. Gather in (virtual) community here for this visioning session. We may segment into thematic areas once assembled.