Project: Pedagogy+

Winter Faculty Professional Development

The Vilas A. Prabhu Center for Academic Excellence (CAE) and Instructional &Technology Support (I&TS) invite all faculty (pre-tenure, tenure, and part-time) to attend Pedagogy+ Workshop Winter 2023. 

Pedagogy+ Workshop Winter 2023 will be held Thursday January 5th and Thursday January 12th , 2023.  

Pedagogy+ Winter 2023 includes two (2) half day workshops centered around 1) building vocabulary surrounding inclusive practices, 2) showcasing existing practices, spaces, and discussions supporting faculty development of inclusive practices, and 3) adapting inclusive practices to meet student engagement needs. To accomplish this, Pedagogy+ Winter 2023 will include discussions, presentations, roundtables, and workshops, allowing for information and research sharing, peer and facilitator interactions, and work time.  

 

Pedagogy+ includes both workshops, inviting faculty to engage through discussion and develop practices for their Spring 2023 classrooms. The goal of faculty professional development is ultimately to support student engagement and learning, Pedagogy+ Winter 2023 is designed to help faculty remix practices for their classes Spring 2023. Pedagogy+ facilitators want to further support how we, as faculty, meaningfully connect through mediated modalities, deliver meaningful content, and assess student learning. 

Pedagogy+ Schedule

Thursday January 5th (virtual)

  • 9-10am Welcome and Book Discussion
  • 10-11am Equity at Millersville: Remarks and Discussion 
    • Presented by Dr. Gail Gasparich, Provost
    • Including Dr. Karen Rice, Professor and Mr. Carlos Wiley, Chief Diversity Officer
  • 11-noon Tool Workshop: Breakout rooms by class level

Thursday January 12th (virtual)

 
  • 9-10am Welcome and Book Discussion
  • 10-11am Equity in Our Classrooms: Reflections on Course Implementation Fall 2022 
    • Presented by Drs. Emily Baldys, Melissa Mullen Davis, and Jess Hughes
  • 11-noon Tool Workshop and Data Collection: Breakout rooms by class level

Pedagogy+ Goals

  • Engage through discussions about pedagogical approaches to facilitating inclusive teaching practices that meet learner needs.  
  • Engage through discussion about pedagogical approaches to support student learning, and faculty pedagogical growth.   
  • Apply or revise pedagogical approach to support student learning and engagement. 
  • Develop meaningful student assessment and collect useful learning data given multiple means of assignment completion modeling the goals of inclusive teaching  
    • Modality track (for your Spring 2023 course): face-to-face modalities, multimodal modalities, asynchronous online modalities, specific to graduate level teaching 
    • Session Guides (as appropriate to your Spring 2023 course): 100 and 200 level courses, 300 and 400 level courses, graduate level courses 

Faculty-participants will choose breakout rooms based on the Spring 2023 course they are transforming. Faculty are invited to access and use the notes most appropriate to their class or classes.  

Registration

Use this form to register.

As part of registration faculty will be asked: 

  1. Name
  2. Department 
  3. The Spring 2023 course(s) you would like to enhance with inclusive teaching practices 
  4. The modality of the Spring 2023 course you will be working on 

Deliverables:

After registration closes, faculty will be given the option to select the track they would like to participate in. 

Track #1: Faculty will receive a copy of the book, and are invited to attend any combination of sessions that suite their needs.

Track #2: Faculty will receive a copy of the book, attend 3-6 sessions, and submit an annotated syllabus or appropriate assignment sheet showing where inclusive teaching has been woven into their pedagogical approach and course design, submit reflection surveys at the mid-point and end of the semester. Track #2 will offer $200 in Professional Development Fall 2023.

Track #3: Faculty will receive a copy of the book, attend 3-6 sessions. Track #3 will allow interested faculty to apply for (details will be forthcoming on these additional opportunities):

  • CAE Faculty Fellows position starting Summer 2023
  • Spring 2023 FLC on Inclusive Teaching which will include publication opportunity
  • Spring 2023 OER adoption and publication opportunities

Pedagogy+ Data

Pedagogy+ Winter 2022 included 2 discussion and 3 workshop sessions with 12 participants! The successful design from Winter 2021 informed Winter 2022 design, which included longer follow-up, and support for classroom assessment to support faculty needs. Based on participant surveys, 100% affirmed that participation in Pedagogy+ Winter 2022 was relevant to their teaching, 100% made positive changes to support student engagement and learning in their Spring 2023 courses, and 100% reported better understanding of assessing the effectiveness of their pedagogical changes to measure student learning. 

Project Pedagogy+ Design Team

Winter 2023

Dr. A Nicole Pfannenstiel, CAE Coordinator, Associate Professor of English

Ms. Marie Firestone, Instructional Support Specialist, I&TS

Mr. Matt Fox, Instructional Designer, I&TS

 

Winter 2022

Dr. A Nicole Pfannenstiel, CAE Coordinator, Associate Professor of English

Ms. Marie Firestone, Instructional Support Specialist, I&TS

Mr. Matt Fox, Instructional Designer, I&TS

Pedagogy+ Winter 2023..........

 

Winter 2021

Dr. A Nicole Pfannenstiel, CAE Coordinator, Assistant Professor of English

Professor Michele Santamaria, Learning Design Librarian, Assistant Professor McNairy Library

Ms. Marie Firestone, Instructional Support Specialist, I&TS

Mr. Matt Fox, Instructional Designer, I&TS

Pedagogy+ winter 2021 included 18 discussion and workshop sessions with 83 participants! The successful design from Winter 2021 is informing Winter 2022 design, which will include longer follow-up, and support for classroom assessment to support faculty needs.