Vermont Business Magazine The Saint Michael’s College Graduate Education Program’s Remote Teaching and Learning Summer Workshop Series in August will allow educators to hear from experts in the field about innovative strategies and tools to build their capacity to teach, engage, support and assess all learners in preparation to teach remotely.
The College’s Graduate Education Program works with in-service and pre-service teachers, and a team of St. Mike’s professors -- Claudine Bedell, Tess Dussling, Rebecca Haslam, Amy Knight, Cathy Quinn, Amy Saks Pavese, John Tapper, and Becky Wigglesworth -- gathered recently to brainstorm how they could support their colleagues in the field during these unprecedented times due to the pandemic. They surveyed Vermont teachers and leaders to determine their needs and, in response, procured experts to teach in this Workshop Series.
With the help of Alex Colletta, the College’s assistant director of operations: online and non-traditional programs, the team arranged so the three-hour online workshops are either synchronous or a blend of synchronous and asynchronous professional learning in the areas of: Equity, Community, Engagement, Personalization, and Assessment. “We are thrilled to offer this virtual space for individuals or colleagues and teams to come together to further develop their skill set and fuel the momentum to start the school year strong,” Professor Bedell said of the team that organized the workshops.
The workshops being offered are: Monday, August 10, “Engaging All Students in a Remote Classroom’; Monday, August 10, “Personalized Learning While Teaching Remotely”; “Tuesday, August 11, “Prioritizing Equity While Remote Learning”; Thursday, August 13, “Maintaining Community During Remote & Blended Learning”; Tuesday, August 18, “Prioritizing Equity & Finding Balance”; Tuesday, August 18: “Creative and Effective Digital Delivery & Assessment Tools.”
About Saint Michael’s College
Saint Michael’s College, founded in the great Catholic intellectual tradition, which also recognizes the principles of social justice and compassion, is a selective, fully residential Catholic college in Vermont’s beautiful Green Mountains. Our closely connected community delivers internationally-respected liberal arts and graduate education near Burlington, one of the country’s best college towns. To prepare for fulfilling careers and meaningful lives, young adults here grow intellectually, socially, and morally, learning to be responsible for themselves, each other and their world.
Source: COLCHESTER, VT – The Saint Michael’s College