Section 1- Intro
Resource Overview (you are here)
Think of this article as your table of contents for this playlist. By clicking the hyperlinked titles below or by visiting the full playlist and using the menu in the left column to navigate to articles listed here.
This article is a brief introduction to five functions on iteach.msu.edu. You might want to read if... you’re new to the site and looking for different ways to engage.
Section 2 - Accessibility
Accessibility Checklist for Word-
This article describes the 5 major areas to make Word Documents accessible. You might read this article if… you create word documents that are shared with others to ensure everyone has equal access to the document content.
LEAD - Digital Access & Inclusion
This article provides an overview of MSU’s Web Accessibility Policy and recognizes relevant units on campus involved with said policy. You might want to read if... you’re looking for ways you can take action to ensure web accessibility is being met!
Section 3 - Inclusion
Cultivating Inclusive Classrooms: Inclusive Curriculum Design
This article discusses some ways educators can make more inclusive curricular design choices. You might read this article if… you’re not sure where to start when it comes to inclusivity and/or could use a few tips for being intentionally inclusive in your design decisions.
Cultivating Inclusive Classrooms: Toward Linguistic Inclusion
This article introduces the idea of linguistic inclusive classrooms as those with nuanced understandings of linguistic diversity (both linguistic repertoire and sociolinguistic competence). You might read this article if… you are interested in practical tips for linguistic inclusion.
MSU Resources on Civility and Community Enhancement in Academic Environments
This article is a collection of resources aimed at helping MSU Educators navigate the diverse climates and cultures of MSU. You might read this article if… you need help identifying the units and their established supports for supporting an academic environment that welcomes every individual and respects their unique talents.
Section 4 - Educational technology
Free MSU Academic Technology Tools, A-Z and by Use Case
This article is an overview of technology tools that are free for MSU educators. You might read this article if… you have an idea of your technology needs but don’t know what is available.
This article discusses Microsoft Teams (available to all MSU Educators) as a tool for teaching and learning. You might want to read this article if… you’re looking to learn more about teams and/or are curious about strengths Teams has in a teaching and learning context.
Flipgrid: Bringing Conversation to Online Learning
This article introduces Flipgrid as a tool to invigorate classroom conversations in remote or blended settings. You might want to read this article if… you care about livening up your digital classroom conversations and want to learn more about the features of Flipgrid!
Producing Accessible Equations
This article provides an introduction to requirements, tools, and technology that can help make mathematical equations accessible digitally. You might read this article if… you utilize equations in any of your instruction!
Section 5 - Classroom Teaching Tools
Storytelling for Learning 1: Creating Meaning from Chaos
This article is the first in a series of three that focuses on storytelling. You might read this article if… the idea of storytelling and its role in teaching and learning, interests you. (This article is also a cool example of an engaging way to share things on iteach.msu.edu!)
Five Ways to Make Learning Relevant
In this article, the author shares a first-hand account of discovery on ways educators can help situate their teaching in learners’ experiences. You might read this article if… you are interested in five pedagogical moves that can help you make learning more relevant for students.
10 Tips for Your First Day of Class
This article is a fun way to center on some practical tips for kicking off a new semester. Bookmark this for Spring if you’re not teaching this summer! You might read this article if… you’re in need of a smile (it’s GIF-based) or a confidence booster!
A Case for More Testing: The Benefits of Frequent, Low-Stakes Assessments
This article introduces low-stakes assessments as an alternative to testing. You might read this article if… you’re looking for more information on the benefits of low-stakes assessment and/or want tips for maximizing the benefits without adding undue stress!
Section 6 - Building Community
Building Community Engagement into Your Course: Preparation
This article is a great intro to the idea of engagement and how engagement can be intentionally integrated into learning experiences. You might read this article if… you’re new to engagement or are looking for ways to determine if integrating engagement is a good fit for your instruction.
Planning for Cooperative Learning
This article introduces the idea of cooperative learning, an active learning strategy, in contrast to traditional lecturing. You might read this article if… you’re looking for direct and practical ways to incorporate cooperative learning into your classroom.
Three Levels of Praxis: A Model for Reflection on Teaching
In this article, the author shares their own MSU “origin story” as an example of reflection as an example to support the importance of the practice. You might read this article if… you are looking for the what, why, and how of reflection with sample prompts.
This article lists all the recipients of the Provost's 2021 #iteachmsu Educator Award by college. You can click the college names to read their nomination stories. You might read this article if... you're looking for inspiration and/or other great educators to connect with!
Section 7 - Reflect & Apply
note: This content was originally posted in affiliation with the Teaching Toolkit Tailgate (TTT); an annual "event" to share practical tools and tips with educators at MSU. Historically, the TTT has been hosted in-person, online, as a solo event, and in conjunction with the Spring Conference on Teaching, Learning and Student Success. In attempts to connect broader audiences with these key resources, we have retitled the collection "Getting Started- Educator Resource Overview".
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