AEPL Virtual Symposium: Humanizing Online Teaching

Nate Mickelson announced a wonderful opportunity for AEPL members to gather online and rethink our online teaching strategies. Members can attend free, and encourage your colleagues to join AEPL and attend! Registration:

Humanizing Online Teaching
A Virtual Symposium 
Sponsored by the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

Wednesday, July 22, 2020
11am – 5:30pm Eastern / 8am – 2:30pm Pacific
via Zoom

Teachers and students have adapted to remote and online teaching in remarkable ways over the past few months. This work has involved intense personal and pedagogical traumas, as well as some moments of inspiration and perseverance. Even as we have learned how to use new teaching tools and techniques, we have also done everything we can to remain connected to our students and one another on a human level. The Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning (AEPL) invites you to share your experiences, hopes, and challenges about online teaching during this one-day symposium. Featuring dynamic presentations from Michelle Pacansky-Brock, Fabiola Torres, Katie Linder, Doug Hesse, and Kathleen Blake Yancey, the symposium will highlight strategies for humanizing online teaching through practices of healing and interpersonal connections. The presentations will:

  • Articulate the larger context for humane online teaching and offer hope for the future
  • Describe specific practices for promoting social justice through online teaching
  • Explore how we can stay centered in our values as we confront the trauma and challenges facing our communities
  • Advocate for how teaching online can help us refocus on the most promising and humane practices we use when teaching in person

In addition to the presentations, the symposium will include structured opportunities for writing and small-group discussions. Participants will leave with ideas for new teaching strategies and an enhanced sense of belonging in a larger teaching community. 


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