Grand Valley State University
Russel H. Kirkhof Center
1 Campus Drive
Allendale, Michigan 49401
While we can gain insight by looking back (or forward), how should we handle what’s going on NOW? We’ve invited one of our most popular workshop speakers back to give this year’s keynote ….
Dr. Tazin Daniels is an educational developer, consultant, and coach with over 15 years of experience in higher education and over a decade of experience preparing instructors to teach online. She holds a Ph.D. in Medical Anthropology which gives her a unique perspective on how to create equitable and engaging teaching-learning spaces in the midst of a global pandemic. Currently, Dr. Daniels is an Assistant Director at the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching at the University of Michigan, where she consults with graduate students, faculty, and administrators to improve their curriculum and teaching practices across STEM, Health Sciences, Social Science, and the Humanities. She also runs ThePedagologist.com, a platform to connect with educators and educational developers committed to improving education everywhere.
Keynote – Meeting the Moment: Centering equity, inclusion, and care for students during distressing times
With so much violence and injustice in the world today, it is more important than ever for members of our campus community to show up for students and each other. However, it can be difficult to know where to start, especially when time and emotional resources are scarce and we lack confidence to engage in difficult conversations without causing further harm. In this interactive keynote presentation, Dr. Tazin Daniels will introduce principles and practices that promote equity and inclusion in our interactions with students in the online, hyflex, and face-to-face classroom. In particular, audience members will have a chance to reflect on their current practices for establishing caring relationships and identify opportunities to build on that trust to improve student experience and success during these distressing times.
Workshop – Handling Hot Moments: Strategies for preventing and addressing conflict in the classroom
Even as seasoned educators, we have all experienced tense moments during our teaching when we thought to ourselves “wow, I wish I had handled that better.” Perhaps it was a time when a student made a disruptive statement in class, or challenged your authority as the teacher – these moments can zap our confidence and make it difficult to maintain a respectful and productive learning environment. In this interactive workshop, Dr. Tazin Daniels will build on her keynote presentation to help audience members reflect on these experiences and identify strategies to prevent and address these “hot moments” when they inevitably occur. Through the introduction of personal assessments, case studies, and evidence-based practices, she will help develop individualized language and skills you can immediately apply to your online, hyflex or face-to-face teaching contexts.
Schedule at a Glance
|Time||Room 2259 (24)||Room 2266 (48)||Room 1104 (24)|
|10:00 – 10:50||Getting inked!…(digitally)||Mindfulness and Writing||Rethinking Student Engagement with Emerging Technology|
|11:00 – 11:50||Creating the Moment: Games and Gamelike Learning||Being Human: What does it mean to Humanize your Online Course?||How to Benefit from and not Just Survive an LMS Migration|
|1:00 – 1:50||Faculty Support Strategies for Post-Covid Campuses||Moments of the Unknown||5 Steps for Course Design – STEP 1: FOUNDATIONAL ITEMS|