And the broader context of global health and development efforts is also being revealed in this critical moment. In that vein, the SDG Academy has offered a series of new webinars clarifying the resources they have and how they can be integrated with existing courses. But having good resources and a good syllabus is not enough. How will this content connect with students? The higher ed community is already doing a great deal to mobilize resources on online learning, broadly construed. At this site, we’re particularly curious about learning and social action. Online Social Action Coursework, Discussion Facilitation, and Humanizing Just this past week, the Bonner Foundation pulled together a webinar on Teaching Social Action Online, drawing on lessons learned through Harvard's program on Public Narrative: Leadership, Storytelling, and Action featuring Marshall Ganz, Sarah ElRaheb-Dagher, and Aditi Parekh. After introductions the session kicks off at 11:45: [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sCIy3KPq-o&feature=youtu.be[/embed] That video is comforting in some ways (isn’t it great to think about Zoom as a fundamentally connecting space!?), but it can also be overwhelming. What if we don’t have time to plan all of that for our courses this week? Higher Ed’s social media sphere has gone giddy in the past few days over two pieces that address this strain in different ways. Arkansas State Assistant Professor of Sociology Rebecca Barrett Fox begs faculty, Please do a bad job of putting your courses online - for all of the most humane reasons. And with sustained emotional clarity, Brown University Associate Professor of Sociology Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve offered her students a letter on how to breathe, radically relaxed course requirements, and reoriented the online classroom as a supportive community of possibility.
Happy share the first iteration of the Humanities Coronavirus Syllabus resource that I have compiled with @SariAltschuler. This is a work in progress. Thanks for all suggestions and more welcome! https://t.co/Qu9YeMGifz— Elizabeth M Dillon (@EMDillon) March 13, 2020
It would be hard to say enough about supporting one another during the challenging transitions now and ahead. University of Pittsburgh Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education Kari Kokka has put this editable Google sheet together, focused on wellness, collective care, and anti-racism:
In my capacity a professor, I can release my students from additional stress during this time. I can teach them important lessons about priorities, peace and why we strive to learn.Here is my note to them... “you have nothing to prove...you are brilliant and capable.” pic.twitter.com/rO167VBQw4 — Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve (@nvancleve) March 15, 2020
Once we get past these first days and weeks of realignment, we may have more time to plan for online courses. Perhaps this summer term will be more online than had been planned. If you’re looking for resources on developing student-facilitated online, discursive classrooms, check out the Interactivity Foundation Guidebook for Student-Facilitated Discussions in Online Courses, Instructor Edition and Student Edition (disclaimer: my wife is one of the authors). There’s also an extraordinary resource, Humanizing Online Teaching By Drs. Mary Raygoza, Raina León, and Aaminah Norris of Saint Mary’s College of California. And, I’m sorry - I said it in the paragraph above, “perhaps this summer.” We are all working to get our minds around a reality that seemed fantastical just a few days ago - this is not about the two week suspension of normal we started with. This is a long haul. Nurture Yourself, Your Family, and Your Community for the Long Haul There's so much unknown. That's stressful. As you think about what you and your loved ones need, understand that it’s likely that we're in a marathon - that your two-week hiatus from schools and businesses may be extended if it hasn’t been already. Stay in touch with loved ones, friends, and therapists or colleagues, online. Consult mental health resources. And be sure you're getting nourishing time everyday, away from news, whether through meditation, walks alone, reading fiction, or whatever can nourish you. It's important that we're strengthening our centeredness because prolonged uncertainty is not easy for anyone. Make Time to "Do Nothing." Consider other projects and inquiries. Listen to favorite music. Read poetry. Consider taking one of the 450 Ivy League Courses You can Take Online Now for Free. Reflect on this art and text, originally created in Spanish by Miguel Brieva https://www.instagram.com/p/B9oStQbj6Me/, Translated by Guerrilla Translation. [caption id="attachment_55559" align="aligncenter" width="660"] Original art and text (in Spanish) by Miguel Brieva https://www.instagram.com/p/B9oStQbj6Me/
Please add your resources to this editable Google Sheet for wellness, collective care, and anti-racism related to COVID 19. My preservice teachers need supports, thank you! https://t.co/bjsFtFoNhr https://t.co/zuKWvlwB8e— Kari Kokka (@karikokka) March 14, 2020
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#Degrowth, #Commons #Environment[/caption] You can do this. We can do this. We’ll keep learning more, sharing more, and gathering online together.
The Globalsl Network will soon announce upcoming webinars among institutions realigning summer global learning and considering other critical community engagement questions in the time of COVID-19, along with upcoming webinar collaborations with Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, Imagining America, and the Association of American Colleges and Universities, among others. This coming fall, Globalsl will host a Community-based Global Learning 101 on October 1, 2020, in Philadelphia, immediately preceding the October 2 – 3 Conference of the Pennsylvania Council for International Education (PACIE). Save the Dates or make a proposal for the PACIE Conference.