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What’s next – Fall 2021 and beyond

After a full year of pandemic online teaching, you may be wondering what’s next? While Fall 2021 is moving toward a more traditional classroom experience, there are ways to integrate the best of what technology can offer in a face-to-face class. Here are some resources to navigate the transition and learn how to apply all […]

Encouraging student participation in synchronous videoconference sessions

How this will help: Identify ways that you might encourage active participation in web conferencing sessions. Know where to find resources related to creating participatory environments. The basics When groups including classes meet in real-time online via a video conferencing tool, it’s tempting to just use the time for a presentation or a question and […]

Best Practices for Online Community Engaged Teaching and Learning

How this will help: Understand key principles of ethical community engagement and how to operationalize them when designing and teaching online community-engaged courses. Learn concrete suggestions, resources, and strategies for addressing the needs of students and community partners during online community-engaged teaching. Discover ways that Ginsberg Center staff can support your community-engaged course, from finding […]

Online Resources from the University of Michigan Museums

How this will help: Find online resources available from the University of Michigan Museums to include in your course The Basics The museums and special library collections of the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor support online teaching with a wide range of digital collection and exhibition resources. Many have educational staff dedicated to hosting […]

Ready to Go Blue – Winter 2021 (R2GB)

Preparing for Winter 2021 U-M faculty and GSI’s are re-envisioning winter classes in a variety of engaging formats including in-person, remote, and hybrid. Ready to Go Blue (R2GB) sessions will provide support for these efforts ranging from highlighting pedagogical best practices to how-to sessions on specific tools, and opportunities for consultations. Our U-M values of […]

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