Friday, January 29, 2021
9:00 - 10:00 am
Dr. Tyrone A. Holmes
Unconscious Bias: A Quiet Performance Killer
When YouTube launched its first app for Apple’s iOS, they found that 5-10% of the videos appeared upside down. Why? Because they had inadvertently created an app for right-handed users. When used by left-handers, phones are usually rotated 180 degrees, so without realizing it, YouTube had created an app that failed to work effectively for left-handed people. That’s a classic example of unconscious bias. In this case, the bias was toward right handers and created a problem for left-handed users. The primary purpose of this session is to describe unconscious bias, to identify the ways it can diminish teaching effectiveness and to identify steps we can take to reduce bias and its impact on our performance. Specifically, because of this highly interactive session, you will be able to do the following:
- Define unconscious bias and describe the different types of bias that can impact your interactions with others as well as your performance (e.g., affinity bias, beauty bias, confirmation bias, conformity bias and halo/horns effect bias).
- Identify the specific ways unconscious bias can affect your personal and professional relationships, as well as your work performance (including recruitment, selection, student development, student evaluation, and problem-solving and decision-making).
- Identify specific steps you can take to reduce your unconscious bias and diminish the negative impact it has on your life and performance.
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Helping Student Veterans Transition from Military Writing to Academic Writing
Dr. Mary Broding, Adjunct Faculty, Estrella Mountain Community College
This interactive workshop will discuss the difficulties student veterans face when transitioning from military writing to academic writing, introduce faculty to the main differences between military writing and academic writing, demonstrate how faculty can frame student veterans’ experience with military writing as an asset, and expose faculty to best practices in helping student veterans transition from military writing to academic writing.
Juggling in an Earthquake: Keys to Sustainable and Compassionate Teaching Practices
Molly W. Schenck, Adjunct Faculty, Mesa Community College
Teaching is exhausting. The ability to step back in the midst of a school year to take care of ourselves, our students, and our communities needs to become our priority if we wish to create sustainable lives within education. This session will include lecture, discussion, and reflection with an emphasis on how we respond under stress, the implicit biases we carry into our classroom, and compassionate practices to implement with ourselves and others.
From Boring to Bold: 8 Engagement Activities for Discussion Boards
Rachel O’Grady, Adjunct Faculty, South Mountain Community College
Mandatory replying and text counts are a thing of the past. In this 1 hour session participants will learn about 8 different ways to add engagement within their discussion boards. Discussion boards should be designed to create a community while examining competencies. By switching up the format you are changing your discussion forum from boring to Bold!
1:00 - 2:00pm
Are You Not Entertained? Simple tools to make your online lectures interactive
Michelle Jung, Adjunct Faculty, Mesa Community College
21st century students expect more than boring Powerpoint lectures posted on Canvas to cover content, but creating interactive content can be challenging and time-consuming for instructors. As many classes move online, the need to find tools to engage students to enhance learning becomes more important. Learn how to create dynamic, engaging lectures and activities using Genial.ly with embedded reviews and games.
Cultivating a Class Culture with Apps
Leslie Arriaga, Adjunct Faculty, Estrella Mountain Community College
Purposeful classroom culture can promote an active learning environment that impacts students' motivation, grades, and expectations. Learn the importance of developing class culture through practical, hands-on activities and interactive lessons that foster creativity and learning. During the workshop, attendees will be exposed to apps they can use for assignments and learn how to seamlessly integrate them into Canvas.
Retention with Resilience: Making the Shift for Yourself and Your Students
Rachel O’Grady, Adjunct Faculty, South Mountain Community College
Learn to expand your zone of proximal development by diving into discussions about how cultural identity and bias' influence your actions and impact your resilience. From Storytelling to Building Community, this workshop will include practical tips and strategies to help you build and sustain resilience. Additionally, we’ll discuss ways to seamlessly integrate those strategies into your “Hidden Curriculum” to benefit your students. Participants will walk away with ‘right now’ actionable items to sustain retention with resilience.
Saturday, January 30, 2021
9:00 - 10:00 am
Opening Session & Plenary
Dr. Jeannette Shaffer, Director for the Center of Teaching and Learning at South Mountain Community College
Using Novelty to Make Online Learning Engaging and Memorable
Novelty is defined as something new or unusual, which drives students to continue learning and engaging with content, long after the “fun” activity ends. Faculty have been using novelty to engage students in the classroom but, how can faculty accomplish this in the online environment? This presentation will share why novelty can create better learning experiences for students and provide several strategies that can be implemented immediately in online classes.
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Beyond FYC, Beyond Logos, Ethos, and Pathos
Dr. Inhye Peterson, Adjunct Faculty, Chandler-Gilbert Community College
At times, students struggle to make meaningful connections from what they learn from FYC to outside of the classroom practices. With the timely teaching techniques and skillful student engagement, students can learn how to apply Logos Ethos and Pathos - beyond FYC, beyond the classroom. Questions from other disciplines are welcome and will be addressed during this time using the presenter's personal, professional, and educational expertise and experience.
Fostering a Community of Practice
Debbie Baker, M.S., Instructional Designer, Maricopa Center for Learning and Innovation
Carla Ghanem, Ph.D., Instructional Designer/Technologist, Center for Teaching, Learning, & Employee Development at Gateway Community College
Join us as we discuss Communities of Practice (CoP) and the benefits of creating/joining them. CoPs are spaces in which we can engage, collaborate, and share our knowledge and concerns. This session shares strategies and resources for creating CoPs amongst Adjunct Faculty members. The interactive presentation will focus on the importance of collaboration and sharing ideas to aid each other in our teaching, learning, and professional path.
Minimizing Uncivil Behavior within the Classroom
Shana McCalla, MS Psy, Adjunct Faculty, Chandler-Gilbert Community College
Have you ever experienced uncivil (disrespectful) behavior/actions from a student? Have there been times that you, as an instructor, have been uncivil to a student? Within this workshop, we will discuss what incivility behavior may look like from students and from instructors. This will include overt behaviors and less noticeable uncivil behaviors. Also, we will discuss ways that we can be proactive and combat this type of behavior within this classroom environment.
1:00 - 2:00 pm
Faculty Mindset and Students' Performance
Ally Ibtihal Hamie, Adjunct Faculty, Chemistry and Environmental Sciences, South Mountain Community College and Chandler-Gilbert Community College
This workshop invites participation from educators who are willing to understand their mindset towards their students, and how their mindset, messages and probably behavior may affect students' academic performance. The workshop will include a combination of presentation, facilitated discussions, quick mindset assessment and sharing of result.
Online Teaching Tools
Janet “Teri” Smith, Adjunct Faculty, Paradise Valley Community College
Have you ever thought about incorporating online tools into your in-person or online course, but could not determine how to integrate it? This is the workshop for you! This workshop will provide a list of online tools available and real-life examples of how they can be incorporated into a course. Participants will also be given a cheat sheet of the online tools that are covered in the workshop.
The 15 Minute Miracle
Rick Krug, Adjunct Faculty, Scottsdale Community College
The 15 Minute Miracle is a personal management tool used by over 35,000 professionals world-wide. This tool shifts an individual's thinking from "time management" to "Action Management in time". Using the simple outline of 15 minutes on what looks like a calendar, this tool helps facilitate extremely high levels of productivity with lowered stress and higher engagement.
Recorded Bonus Sessions:
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Lewis Brownlee, Estrella Mountain Community College
By merging multicultural education and STEAM we aim to encourage students of color in K-12 and post-secondary education that they belong in STEAM and people who look like them have done great work in the fields of STEAM. In addition, we encourage educators to revisit their curriculum to include the diverse narratives in STEAM that recognize the contributions of communities of color in the fields of STEAM. Our message to all students is that YOU BELONG HERE!
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Britt Rhuart, Paradise Valley Community College
In this presentation, Dr. Britt Rhuart examines the vital need for access to physical media for instructors and students within brick and mortar classes. He highlights how it can be used to teach in a variety of disciplines, plus the advantages and disadvantages colleges and public libraries face when cultivating a film archive.
* Please follow along with the interactive piece to this recording here.
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Michelle Jung, Mesa Community College
If you aren't feeling overwhelmed now, it's likely that you have experienced this feeling at some point in your life. Creating harmony amongst all of your responsibilities is key to avoiding future burnout. Participants in this session will learn the 4A's method (assert, address, avoid, accept) of identifying stressors and leave with a variety of techniques to use when under stress.