Learning and engagement are influenced by students’ sense of social connection to one another, their instructor, and a class. How do we build relationships with and among our students? What kind of learning environments do we aim to construct in our classes? Join 6-8 colleagues to discuss considerations around fostering community in remote courses.
For many faculty members at Berkeley, opportunities to share ideas and questions, swap stories and resources, or brainstorm about teaching can be quite limited. Even informal discussions have been reduced by our current need to work remotely. At the same time, many instructors are trying new things and figuring out new ways to approach teaching and learning in what has become a very different pedagogical landscape.
Come join colleagues in a pilot series to bring our ideas and experiences together: Remote Teaching Circles (RTC). Hosted by the Center for Teaching and Learning, RTCs are designed as an informal means to gather small groups of faculty for collaborative brainstorming and discussion around a particular topic related to remote teaching and learning.
Based on common questions and interest, initial RTC topics are listed below, and we are happy to arrange circles on new topics of interest.
• Maximizing In-class Time and Reducing Zoom Fatigue
• Fostering Student Discussion
• Building Class Community
Is there another topic that you’d like to discuss? Let us know via this Google form.
Can’t make any of the listed meeting times? Interested in forming your own group? Send us a message at email@example.com. We’ll provide support for organizing another meeting!
Note: priority will be given to instructors of record.