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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 that you’ve learned to your next course.

  • Enriching Scholarship (May 3-5th)
    Hosted by the University of Michigan’s Teaching and Technology Collaborative, Enriching Scholarship is a free, multi-day event held annually the first full week of May and focused on improving teaching, learning, and research through the effective integration of technology and pedagogy. This year, the all-online Enriching Scholarship is focused specifically on the real-world experiences of faculty, staff, and students as we navigated the pedagogies of the pandemic. Registration begins April 12th at the TTC site.
  • Resilient Teaching MOOC
    If you are anxious about what Fall 2021 is going to look like, then consider enrolling in the Resilient Teaching MOOC (Massive Open Online Course). Dr. Rebecca Quintana explains how to prepare for a classroom environment regardless of modality.
  • Pandemic Pedagogy Research Symposium
    Registration is currently open for the Pandemic Pedagogy Research Symposium. The Symposium is designed for interactive presentations and panel discussions on new and emerging research related to teaching and learning during the pandemic with a focus on applied scholarship that advances the art and science of teaching.
  • Stay up-to-date with campus plans and your school
    Your school/department may have guidance for what Fall 2021 may look like for you. Be sure to find out what individual recommendations may be available.

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 excellence, diversity, equity and inclusion are integrated throughout the program. Sessions and discussions will support faculty newer to online teaching, those eager to explore the possibilities offered by hybrid learning models, and ways to transform pedagogies and teaching practices to fit multiple instructional modes.

Ready to Go Blue (R2GB) is a cross-campus collaboration with sessions to provide support for these efforts ranging from highlighting pedagogical best practices to how-to sessions on specific tools, and opportunities for consultations.

All of the R2GB workshops can be found on the Teaching and Technology Collaborative (TTC) website here.