Building Class Community (6/22)

June 22, 2020, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Intended audience: 
Faculty, Instructors
Part of series: 

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.

Please note that this session is currently full. If you are an instructor of record for summer and/or fall classes and would like to participate in an open discussion, please feel free to sign up for a later session here: https://forms.gle/AEBEREw8rx9U4cji8

Registration

Registration is unavailable. Registration closed on June 21, 2020 - 5:00pm.

Series description

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 teaching@berkeley.edu. We’ll provide support for organizing another meeting!

 Note: priority will be given to instructors of record.