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    Posted by 4 days ago
    An interesting piece this morning on Faculty Focus about using short (instructor) videos in our courses to both connect with students and reinforce learning goals each week. A direct link is below for anyone who is interested. While I have developed an extensive network of two-minute whiteboard animations since last summer as part of my online course modules, I must admit that the itch to develop short videos (that are more interesting than my old Prezi videos in use during the 2020-2021 AY...
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    As part of my ongoing efforts to provide students with meaningful feedback on their individual reflections each week plus their three big collaborative projects AND get them to think about their approach to learning, I have used various open-ended metacognitive questions based on Bloom's revised taxonomy. Here is an useful link to ten such prompts from the Teach Thought website that I have used this semester, albeit in slightly modified form to move the questions away from simple yes-no answ...
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  • Wednesday, Dec 1, 2021
    Breana Yaklin's Educator Story

    This week, we are featuring Breana Yaklin, a Learning Experience De...

    Posted by: Makena Neal
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  • PEDAGOGICAL DESIGN
    Wednesday, Dec 1, 2021
    Educator Development Opportunities
    This playlist includes information about various educator development opportu...
    Posted by: #iteachmsu
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  • Wednesday, Dec 1, 2021
    Educator Support and Resources Overview

    The following is a list of educator professional development tools,...

    Posted by: Educator Development Network
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    Posted by 13 days ago
    Michigan State University's own: James M. Lucas, Nicola Imbracsio, and Sheila Marquardt have shared an excellent resource on Global Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for educators entitled "Global DEI Models and Methods" (2021). The PDF of this resources is attached below.
    GlobalDEIClassrooms.pdf

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    Posted by 17 days ago
    Everyone develops their own way of planning and mapping out a new course, but here is what has emerged for me during the last several years:

    Week 1 -- Introductory Course Documents and Orientation

    Week 2 -- Reading/Viewing A OR Reading/Viewing B
    Individual Reflection #1 Submitted
    Student Learning Teams Posted to D2L

    Week 3 -- Reading/Viewing A OR Reading Viewing B
    SLT Collaboration Begins
    Individual Reflection #2 Submitted

    Week 4 -- Reading/Viewing A OR Reading...
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    Posted by 18 days ago
    Chapter 5: Notes and questions
    1. Erasure: “We must engage in critical self-reflection about the conscious and unconscious ways higher education continues to participate in Native people’s erasure and develop decolonial engagement practices that foreground Native movements for cultural/political sovereignty and self-determination.”
    2. Assimilation: “…the problematic goal of assimilation…”
    3. Social Justice: “…scholars must work toward social change.”
    4. Storying: “Stories are not separat...
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    SSRG_12-3.docx

  • Monday, Nov 15, 2021
    How to Provide Feedback for the #iteachmsu Commons

    Are you having issues with the functionality of our platform? Or pe...

    Posted by: #iteachmsu
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    Posted by 20 days ago
    My background in Scandinavian languages and literature keeps rearing its head in various ways after many years. Specifically,when it comes to folklore, magical tales, and perilous journeys toward maturation. In a way, I have become a pedagogical Ashland, of sorts, since coming to MSU in 2015. My journey, an ongoing quest if you will, has been in trying to find that one magical key, which will unlock the enchanted door to greater student interest and involvement in their general education c...
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  • Friday, Nov 12, 2021
    Crystal Eustice's Educator Story

    This week, we are featuring Dr. Crystal Eustice, Assistant Professo...

    Posted by: Makena Neal
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    Posted by 23 days ago
    Following a conversation I was part of yesterday about what inclusive teaching and learning practices might actually look like in a college classroom, I looked around at various other schools in the Big Ten and put together a list of interesting links attached below. Please have a closer look if you are thinking about how to incorporate inclusive practices into your own teaching. Or if you just want to check that you're on the right track already.
    Inclusive_Practices_in_the_Classroom.docx

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