While registration is closed for the January Conference on Teaching, if you are a member of the campus community, you are welcome to attend certain sessions via Zoom.

The following sessions will be available via a Zoom web conferencing link on the date and times below:

Friday, January 24, 2020

OPENING KEYNOTE TALK | 9:00 – 10:00 am | Join via Zoom

Laura Mitchell, Associate Professor of History, UC Irvine

Small moves, Big Thoughts: Invite More Fun and Less Stress Into Your Classes

Just as our scholarly landscapes change over time, spurred by new research, emerging disciplinary conventions, and cultural trends, teaching methods and approaches to learning also evolve. Adapting your teaching to new technologies, university requirements, or even generations of students need not be stressful or overwhelming. Instead, tweaks to existing assignments, small shifts in perspective, changes to classroom space, and straightforward responses to student input can make class time more enjoyable for professors and students, homework more rewarding, and grading less odious.


BREAKOUT SESSION I | 10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. | Join via Zoom

Diversifying Your Syllabus

For faculty in all disciplines who want to learn how to create more inclusive syllabi for a current and/or new course. The workshop will include an overview of diversity infusion, how to establish a frame for diversity infusion across the disciplines, how to integrate content that includes the multicultural and inclusive instructional strategies into your classroom,  and how to create a syllabus that reflects a global world.


BREAKOUT SESSION II | 11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Join via Zoom

Building Content in Canvas

The Modules tool allows you to organize your materials and activities to help control the flow of your course. They are often used to help students locate all of the learning activities associated with a particular lecture, week, theme, or unit of a class, and can be used to provide a recommended or required sequence in navigating those learning activities. Have a project or unit of material, in digital form, ready that you can practice building in a Canvas module.


AFTERNOON KEYNOTE | 12:30 – 1:45 pm | Join via Zoom

Deborah Kris, Education Journalist, NPR, PBS, Washington Post

Creating Temperament-Inclusive Classrooms

In every classroom, faculty seek to engage students who have a variety of temperaments: extroverts, introverts, and ambiverts. They work with students who thrive on sensory stimulation and with those who are highly sensitive to noise and visual distraction, those who seek attention and those who prefer to observe. While one temperament is not better than any other, introverted students are often “overlooked, undervalued and overstimulated” in classrooms. From elementary through graduate school, temperament can influence group dynamics, classroom participation, social and self-perception, and performance-related anxiety.  Temperament-inclusive instruction, including mindfulness practices, can help foster a classroom environment that honors the strengths of all students.


BREAKOUT SESSION III | 2:00 – 2:45 p.m. | Join via Zoom

Build Your Syllabus in Canvas

The Canvas Syllabus tool has some exciting capabilities and is not difficult to use. Faculty have long wanted what is sometimes called a “dynamic syllabus,” one that is like an interactive website (with links to the learning materials and activities described in the syllabus body) rather than a paper printout. 


BREAKOUT SESSION IV | 3:00 – 3:45 p.m. | Join via Zoom

Communication and Student Collaboration in Canvas

This session will cover how to use a range of Canvas communication tools to communicate with students, learn how to manage the Calendar tool, and how to administer group assignments and discussions.


If you have any questions, please email ietl@chapman.edu.