The shift to remote learning this past year has highlighted challenges and opportunities for both preparing students for online learning environments and incorporating effective assessment and evaluation of student learning in an online setting. Additional challenges and opportunities emerge when community-engaged learning is at the center of your course. The goal of this session is to provide frameworks, examples, and resources as well as time with peers to discuss next steps for implementation in your own community-engaged online courses.
Effective community-engaged learning begins with specific community and student learning goals, including academic/disciplinary, professional, personal, and civic. These can serve as a beacon that participants use to navigate remote and virtual CEL. This webinar will also introduce participants to the development of goals and outcomes for CEL and preparation of students for the learning process unique to online environments. Additionally, the session will include examples and resources on how to use inclusive teaching strategies to build classroom community and surface students’ assets and needs, incorporate transparent assignment design principles, and use digital tools to support assignment and assessment design and facilitation.
Presented as part of the Fusion Webinar Series. The Fusion Project provides critical training and support for faculty as they continue to navigate online teaching as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and offers instruction for how to integrate community engagement methodologies into existing curricula to improve the quality of course delivery and foster student engagement. As part of the Fusion Project, in partnership with Maine Campus Compact, we are offering a series of 4 free webinars to provide added support to faculty with the generous support of the Davis Educational Foundation.