This workshop will provide an opportunity for Schulich instructors to practice and refine their synchronous remote-teaching skills in a customized, interactive, small-group setting involving up to 3 faculty members and two group-facilitators. Each participating faculty member will design and deliver a 15-minute mini-lecture using one synchronous remote-teaching process of their choice , and will then receive constructive written and verbal feedback on their online delivery (from a student-focused, pedagogical perspective). Examples of synchronous remote-teaching skills that could be refined through this workshop might include: enhancing and managing student participation on Zoom; using “break-out” rooms to facilitate experiential learning and interpersonal classroom communication; conducting “polls” to seek student input and address online fatigue; managing “screen-share” and “dual screens” to optimize PowerPoint slide and other media presentations; using “whiteboards” to demonstrate numerical calculations and take-up assignments; and conducting case-simulations and other interactive exercises in an online environment.
Further preparatory instructions for this workshop will be provided to participating faculty members prior to the workshop.
This workshop will be co-facilitated by Peter Macdonald, Director of Schulich’s Centre for Teaching Excellence, and Lisa Endersby, Educational Developer with York University’s Teaching Commons.
If there is sufficient interest, we will be adding more sessions.