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Friday, May 13
 

9:00am CDT

Welcoming Remarks
Speakers

Friday May 13, 2022 9:00am - 9:15am CDT

9:15am CDT

We Gon’ Be Alright, But That Ain’t Alright: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom
Dr. Love’s talk will discuss the struggles and the possibilities of committing ourselves to an abolitionist goal of educational freedom, as opposed to reform, and moving beyond what she calls the educational survival complex. Abolitionist Teaching is built on the creativity, imagination, boldness, ingenuity, and rebellious spirit and methods of abolitionists to demand and fight for an educational system where all students are thriving, not simply surviving.

Feedback Link: bit.ly/22tlconeval

Speakers
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Dr. Bettina Love

Dr. Bettina L. Love is an award-winning author and the Athletic Association Endowed Professor at the University of Georgia. Her writing, research, teaching, and educational advocacy work meet at the intersection of education reform, anti-racism, carceral studies, abolition, and Black... Read More →


Friday May 13, 2022 9:15am - 10:45am CDT

10:45am CDT

Break
Friday May 13, 2022 10:45am - 11:00am CDT

11:00am CDT

Excellence in Teaching Awardee Session
Zoom Link: https://depaul.zoom.us/j/92502598500?pwd=cFY0ckFwRkFtTlp5eEczeHl5Z0w0QT09
Feedback Link: bit.ly/22tlconsessioneval

This panel featuring 2021-2022 QIC Teaching Award winners will focus on developing and enacting a teaching philosophy. The award winners will discuss teaching techniques they adopt to inspire students. Panelists will also reflect on ways they have changed as educators since they started teaching, and how teaching amidst a pandemic has influenced their pedagogy.


Friday May 13, 2022 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT

11:00am CDT

Morning PechaKucha Session
Zoom Link: https://depaul.zoom.us/j/93725319809?pwd=aXR5Y3FKQ0VxR2lUWXFYQ2xrUFc2QT09
Feedback Link: bit.ly/22tlconsessioneval

This session will feature two short presentations in a row. After all the presentations are completed, participants will have the opportunity to ask questions of the presenters.

Flipgrid: An asynchronous video platform to support social learning
Joe Olivier 
Flipgrid is an asynchronous video platform that allows every student to share their voice with one another. It is an easy-to-use tool that supports social learning across modalities. In addition to highlighting its key features, I will also share a few ways instructors might engage students with it.

It is time to focus on values and not only on skills-based learning for human development
Zoaib Mirza
The current educational system focuses on training students to learn skills to get a job. Although this is an important goal of an educational system, but due to the current social, political, and economic conditions, it is imperative that students also learn values that help them be valuable at their employment and also how they contribute to society. We have become a nation of individualists than collectivists. We need to change the curriculum to ensure that all courses have a component of values like emotional intelligence, empathy, justice, heart, teamwork, collaboration, working under pressure, ethics, and more that students learn, which are more important now for hiring managers and for our nation to be successful. That is why companies like Tesla, Apple, and Google hire colleagues with no college degrees to be trained within the company culture.

Speakers
avatar for Zoaib Mirza

Zoaib Mirza

Session Title: Curriculum Design and Mapping Using Coursetune
avatar for Joe Olivier

Joe Olivier

Senior Instructional Designer, DePaul University



Friday May 13, 2022 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT

11:00am CDT

Dialogue, Silence, and Rhetorical Listening in Classrooms
Zoom Link: https://depaul.zoom.us/j/96065383956?pwd=L2xtbVVHd3orOHdXTExQQUM0Z256QT09
Feedback Link: bit.ly/22tlconsessioneval

This round table discussion is aimed to engage participants in a conversation about oppressive discourse and the concepts of silence and listening within the classroom. Dialogue, as a crucial element in critical pedagogy, can be displayed in many different ways, depending on social, cultural, and linguistic differences. Kaufmann (2010), for example, considers whether critical dialogue has facilitated social empowerment that seeks to overcome oppressive discourse practices. The potential that dialogic exchange offers can only happen when students believe that they can safely share their “experiences, beliefs, and standpoints” (p. 460). In fact, Kaufmann noted that each instance of critical reflection and critical consciousness occurred when students felt “camaraderie and/or connection” (p. 472) with each other. Kaufmann also discusses the cultural aspects of speech and silence, urging teachers to act as facilitators of all voices in the classroom without de-centering non-dominant voices and centering dominant ones. The goal of this round table discussion is to share experiences and practices with these concepts and foster critical reflection on our own teaching practices in tandem with said concepts.


Speakers
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Lisa Parzefall

Session Title: Designing Writing Prompts for Inclusivity across Borders


Friday May 13, 2022 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT

11:00am CDT

Using Collaborative Self-study Research to Improve Abolitionist Teaching Practices
Zoom Link: https://depaul.zoom.us/j/94220142175?pwd=aUlvN1BSOEw0VkVyZ1o1L0pQOThFUT09
Feedback Link: bit.ly/22tlconsessioneval

Professors of teacher education employ self-study research to improve their pedagogy and better align their teaching with the values and methods they espouse to their preservice teacher candidates. In this session, we will share our experience employing self-study research to improve our teaching practices. We will describe our integration of self-study with the transformational approaches of education theorists Paolo Freire, John Dewey, and Daisaku Ikeda to enact complex and engaging learning activities. This work includes dialogic practices that flatten hierarchies between teacher and student and empower students to be responsible for their own learning. Participants will discuss how they can adopt and implement self-study methodology to benefit their classroom practices. We will discuss the creation of critical dialogue groups with colleagues in order to reflect on pedagogical methods in the classroom. These practices align with principles of abolitionist teachings, which Love (2019) argues, requires educators to be familiar with the historical and contextual role of education as a tool used to foster and maintain White Supremacy, hegemony, and dominant group ideologies that oppress marginalized groups and people. For that reason, the implementation of the self-study methodology equips educators with the tools and practices that focus on reflection and how their teaching methods empower student learning, growth, and reflection. Moreover, the self-study methodology provides educators with the opportunity to (re)evaluate the utility of their pedagogy in preparing and teaching students to think critically, while also supporting both Love’s call for abolitionist teaching and Freire’s argument for an anti-banking approach to education.

Speakers
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Thomas Noel, Jr.

Assistant Professor, DePaul University - College of Education


Friday May 13, 2022 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
online via Zoom

11:00am CDT

Integrating Media Literacy Into Any Subject
Zoom Link: https://depaul.zoom.us/j/96073273466?pwd=NDVHSS9taERTSVVqQUpxc2Z4bXRKZz09
Feedback Link: bit.ly/22tlconsessioneval

Children, teens, and young adults spend hours every day exposed to media. But they often lack a fundamental understanding of the nature of media and how it impacts them. People who are media literate are often more active, ethically aware citizens. Teachers and professors don’t have room in their schedules to add modules teaching media literacy; but what if they could weave media literacy into their lessons? In this workshop, educators will learn about five elements of media literacy, how media impacts their students, and, using their own lesson plans, explore the integration of media literacy into their classrooms.
Please bring a specific lesson, unit, or topic with you. Discussions will focus on the practical application of media literacy into your existing curriculum.

Speakers
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Christen Embry

Adjunct Professor, Communication, DePaul University



Friday May 13, 2022 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT

11:00am CDT

Self Care is Not Just a Bubble Bath (but it can be if you'd like!)
Zoom Link: https://depaul.zoom.us/j/91838143057?pwd=VVhVejRaVnFvbW45dnEyazZ0dEdlQT09
Feedback Link: bit.ly/22tlconsessioneval

Over the past two years, we have experienced unprecedented traumas: the COVID-19 pandemic, civil rights violations, climate change, harmful political cycles and movements, and most recently, a full fledged war. In the midst of this chaos, we have been expected to be present for our students, providing them with a quality education that required an abundance of compassion, creativity, and flexibility to pivot and meet the ever-changing circumstances and their needs. Often, these demands will force our personal and professional needs to fall aside, leaving us feeling depleted. During this workshop, we will pause to focus on ourselves and develop a deeper understanding of how stress impacts our brain and our bodies. We will also learn approaches and strategies to self care that promote healing and resiliency in a systemic and sustainable way. We will find that in prioritizing our well being, we are healthier and more fulfilled, making us more effective educators.

Speakers

Friday May 13, 2022 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT

12:00pm CDT

Break
Friday May 13, 2022 12:00pm - 1:15pm CDT

1:15pm CDT

Student Perspectives on Teaching: A Panel Discussion with CTL’s Online Learning Assistants
Zoom Link: https://depaul.zoom.us/j/93192474177?pwd=OTdjcnkwZDdLY1ZkUGJoSTRqWVhhZz09 
Feedback Link: bit.ly/22tlconsessioneval

Critical to an abolitionist teaching framework is the inclusion of students in the creation of the learning space. Online Learning Assistants (OLAs) regularly provide support to instructors teaching Flex or Online Synchronous courses. Through managing key Zoom functions in every class session, OLAs enhance the teaching and learning experience for both faculty and students. Moderated by a former OLA and current CTL staff member, this panel will engage in a conversation about the intersections between their role as OLAs, their position as students, and the framework of abolitionist teaching. By offering the unique perspective of being a student and an employee of CTL, this panel brings attention to the knowledge and ideas that students bring to their learning environments, as well as the types of support that OLAs can offer to faculty. This panel will conclude with an audience Q&A.

Moderators
avatar for Reina Ashley Nomura

Reina Ashley Nomura

Instructional Technology Assistant, DePaul University

Friday May 13, 2022 1:15pm - 2:15pm CDT

1:15pm CDT

Afternoon PechaKucha Session
Zoom Link: https://depaul.zoom.us/j/93381389386?pwd=QUhZMSt6cUNkZ2xQK21ocUZGNTZVQT09
Feedback Link: bit.ly/22tlconsessioneval

This session will feature several short presentations in a row. After all the presentations are completed, participants will have the opportunity to ask questions of the presenters.

Prior Learning: Diversity and Practice
Nicholas Hayes, Roni Buckley, Barbara Lewis, Christopher Martinuzzi, Krissy Wilson
The presentation will comprise three main movements. The first will be an overview of how Prior Learning and Prior Learning Assessment are used in higher education. The second will be a discussion of the promise and limitations of Prior Learning to promote traditionally excluded voices in higher education. The third will be a discussion of strategies for using principles of Prior Learning across disciplines and in the classroom including spotlights on:
  • Using workplace experience translating to college credit
  • Using reflection to access and value prior learning at the course level
  • Connecting prior learning to humanities
  • Connecting prior knowledge, identity, and diversity/inclusion 

Decolonize Now: Building Inclusive Syllabi for the College Classroom
Rita Mookerjee
I offer a call to action for all faculty committed to equity and inclusion. The current practices we commonly teach and use to make the classroom welcoming to all are not sufficient. There are small but impactful changes you can make to the syllabus to set a precedent for your inclusive classroom. These deal with introductions, visual/audio accessibility, triggers, dissent, and gatekeeping. None of the changes I propose require extensive research or replanning. They are little tweaks you can use in-person or online.


Friday May 13, 2022 1:15pm - 2:15pm CDT

1:15pm CDT

Facing and Combating Antisemitism in Pedagogy Through Theatre and Performance
Zoom Link: https://depaul.zoom.us/j/91859579571?pwd=VnhlcGt4RHBIYVJ3dHNzeWt6WW5ydz09
Feedback Link: bit.ly/22tlconsessioneval

The Anti-Defamation League, a watch-dog organization on antisemitism and racism, reports, “Antisemitic Incidents in the United States recorded more than 2,100 acts of assault, vandalism and harassment, an increase of 12 percent over the previous year…”, with attacks on synagogues, Jewish individuals, Jewish institutions, cemeteries vandalized, statements denying the Holocaust, and more.

Teaching about antisemitism isn’t a core part of the curriculum, and this absence leads to a range of issues, from microaggressions to the types of violent acts that the ADF tracks. It’s important to include antisemitism in an inclusive curriculum because its absence perpetuates the rise in overt and not-so-overt instances that ADF has identified.

Within an awareness of this context, theatre provides an avenue to share this information with students and to invite conversation about these issues. In this session, participants will engage in a modeling session to experience how this pedagogy, grounded in practices of cultural memory, and will reflect on how they could integrate this practice into their own teaching.

Speakers

Friday May 13, 2022 1:15pm - 2:15pm CDT
online via Zoom

1:15pm CDT

Flex Best Practices
Zoom Link: https://depaul.zoom.us/j/6307649146?pwd=bzJQVXA2b1ZBRUI3WkJ0cVFSenJPUT09
Feedback Link: bit.ly/22tlconsessioneval

Flex is the exciting new modality designed for students who enjoy learning in the classroom, but want the flexibility to connect online when work, family responsibilities or travel prevents them from coming to campus. The faculty member teaches from a technologically enhanced on- campus classroom with tools to engage both in-person and remote learners. Whilst students love the flexibility of Flex (particularly during the pandemic), faculty may find the concept intimidating. In this fun session, learn how you can adapt to Flex with ease. Flex courses have been taught in the Driehaus College of Business for many years – the advice and best practices is based on our experiences, student feedback, surveys, and more.

Resoirces: https://condor.depaul.edu/jmoore/flex/  

Speakers
avatar for James Moore

James Moore

Director of Online Learning, DePaul University
James Moore is the Director of Online Learning for DePaul University’s Driehaus College of Business. He teaches Internet Marketing classes in fully online and flex formats. When I’m not working I’m…. currently learning how to juggle. Also virtually travelling around the world... Read More →



Friday May 13, 2022 1:15pm - 2:15pm CDT

1:15pm CDT

Teaching and Learning with Chicago’s Black and Brown neighborhoods: DPU’s Mission Meets Emancipatory Community-based Learning Projects
Zoom Link: https://depaul.zoom.us/j/98884103316?pwd=ZlZaeTFKcDhZYm9FNVJDb09PM1U2Zz09
Feedback Link: bit.ly/22tlconsessioneval

We dedicate this workshop to Rev. John T. Richardson, C.M., 9th president of DePaul University

DPU’s urban mission calls for action in service of others and tasks DPU faculty with preparing students to contribute to the collective social good. In this workshop, DPU- School for New Learning (now SCPS) alums and their faculty mentor describe community-based learning projects in historically disenfranchised communities which persist just 1.4 miles west of our downtown campus. Collaboratively with community members and businesses owners, we designed and implemented competency-based and social situational instructional methods, grounded in emancipatory education, action research, and asset-based service-learning principles. These instructional methods align to learning objectives in the context of community events and meetings. We facilitate critical dialogue, leading to consideration of how our approach can be included in your course design. The focus is on how faculty can: live up to the Vincentian DPU mission; engage stakeholders in designing and implementing CbLPs; serve historically disinvested communities as well as students’ learning needs within an asset-based, emancipatory education mindset; and ultimately, illustrate how to form lasting cross-sector partnerships with many stakeholders to do good well in our city and beyond. We also share how this approach and reflections on our experiences shaped our professional practice, as students after graduation and as instructors in our praxes.

Speakers
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Dr. Gabriele Strohschen

Professor Emerita, DPU
avatar for Vincent Wiggins, EdD

Vincent Wiggins, EdD

Dean, Truman College
Dr. Vincent Wiggins is the Dean of Career and Continuing Education Programs at Harry S. Truman College, City Colleges of Chicago.  One of his current focus areas is looking at relevant education and programming to support students’ academic goals that align with desired career... Read More →
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Deborah McPhee, MA

Sexual Harassment Prevention Training
Session Title: If Chicago is our Classroom, Then What Are We Doing Here?Deborah McPhee is a peer-reviewed author, speaker, and domestic violence survivor. She uses her years as a consultant/corporate educator to teach, coach, and educate about the cycle of violence.As a licensed Illinois... Read More →
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Rosy Codero, MA, PhD candidate

Session Title: If Chicago is our Classroom, Then What are We Doing Here?


Friday May 13, 2022 1:15pm - 2:15pm CDT
 
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