Let's Do Lunch!
Looking for some continuity in these days of uncertainty?
Want to connect to other faculty at Texas State to exchange ideas and be a part of a living learning community?
Seeking ways to provide compassion and self-care to you, your students, and your colleagues?
Then Let’s Do Lunch!
We meet at noon each Friday via ZOOM to share new ideas, ask questions, and find ways to take care of ourselves and our students as we navigate this new world.
This is a come-and-go drop-in affair, so please feel free to attend even if you have to come late because your 3-year old needs a snack or if you have to let your dogs out. Our gatherings will be informal, fun, and informative.
Padlet Link: https://padlet.com/txstfacdev/sph2rhzexgp8v3j8
October Session topics include:
October 2 - Writing and Grading with Rubrics: Time Savers or Dream Killers?
Do you use rubrics to assess student work? Share your rubric successes, bloopers, and tips as we discuss best practices for incorporating rubrics into our courses.
October 9 - Need a “Spark” in Your Teaching but You’re in a “Rush”?
Spark is a tool for creating graphics and web pages, and Rush is a simple video editing tool. Learn about these simple Adobe tools for creating graphics and video, available free at Texas State. Laura Jones from ITAC will be our special guest for this session.
October 16 - What Free Time? I Spent the Weekend Grading
Learn and share time-saving grading tools and innovative ways to provide feedback to students in Canvas and work smarter instead of harder! We’ll have special guests from ODEL and ITAC to share their tips and tricks.
October 23 - Turnitin—It’s Not Just for Cheaters!
Learn innovative ways to use Turnitin as a teaching tool to help students learn how to integrate sources into their papers and share your experiences with the group.
October 30 - Pandemic Teaching Bingo
Come celebrate our collective successes and bloopers with a rousing game of pandemic teaching bingo! Costumes welcome! Prizes for bingo and costume winners!
Past Session topics:
September 4 - Co-Creating Course Expectations During the Pandemic
September 11 - The Juggling Act - Engaging Students in Multiple Modalities
September 18 - Creating Community in Your Course
September 25 - Give Yourself a Break! Managing Workload and Self-Care