Bridge Course Information

Crafting a Teaching Persona for Online Learning Environments

The Latin word “persona” most directly translates to “mask.” What kind of mask should we wear while teaching? Should we wear a mask while teaching? How much of our teaching persona should be our authentic personality and how much of it should be a mask? How do we develop a teaching style that works for us as instructors and is also conducive to student learning? These questions have become even more complex as instructors move to online (or hybrid) teaching environments in the wake of COVID-19. This workshop will explore what it means to put on a mask and develop a teaching persona with consideration of the specific demands of an online teaching environment. This workshop will be offered live via Zoom and will also be recorded for later viewing. Participants will be able to interact with the presenter via the Zoom "chat" function throughout the workshop, and then we will open up to a live Q & A at the end. Please be sure to register at least 24 hours prior to the workshop itself so that you may receive the Zoom invitation we will send out the day before. This workshop counts toward the TILT Graduate Teaching Certificate. This session aligns with the "Instructional Strategies" domain of the TILT Teaching Effectiveness Framework. It has secondary alignment with the Classroom Climate domain.
Dates and Times:
September 2, 2020 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Registration Deadline: September 1, 2020 9:00 AM
Registration is closed.