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TPSE MAG Teaching Strategies and Practices Meeting #8 - Shared screen with gallery view
Ron Buckmire
01:15
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1IFUKa0yKyjLMGjWCeWQSE-AJY1EFVEEL2TuSW7uT9Rc/edit
Ron Buckmire
06:09
Agenda: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1IFUKa0yKyjLMGjWCeWQSE-AJY1EFVEEL2TuSW7uT9Rc/edit
Ray Levy
13:23
During the chair meeting people were focused on exams and assessment. Even a couple of weeks later people refocused on how to function in the Fall. I think something we might not have anticipated as a need is "models for hybrid instruction - in person and remote."
Ron Buckmire
16:30
Many institutions (like mine) will be doing only remote final exams s this is an important issue.
Katherine Stevenson
20:40
AMS CoE Meeting is focused on these issues and could be one venue for the webinars.
Ray Levy
20:44
I know the societies are creating webinars - so I hope TPSE can co-sponsor and only do extra things when there are gaps the societies can't fill.
Paula Wilhite
21:07
We will likely adopt the Hyflex instructional model with remote final exams also.
hrm
22:13
The ‘formative assessment webinar is important, and relates to community building. But the chairs are specifically concerned with summative assessment and I wonder whether it makes sense to host another webinar with that focus … hopefully accompanied by some ‘whitepaper’
Ray Levy
26:12
And projects
Ray Levy
26:45
Or portfolios where students select and comment on their own work as they reflect back.
Ron Buckmire
26:51
https://mathinthetimeofcorona.wordpress.com/2020/06/11/june-11-day-95-finals-part-ii/
Ron Buckmire
27:20
(Jenny Quinn’s bog about doing oral exams this quarter)
Kate Stevenson
27:37
Seems easier to do orals or projects in higher level classes than in large gateway courses.
Kate Stevenson
28:32
Not us!
hrm
31:25
Jennifer Quinn has a nice blog sequence on hishttps://mathinthetimeofcorona.wordpress.com/2020/06/11/june-11-day-95-finals-part-ii/experience with oral exams at
hrm
32:15
But I agree with Kate, TPSE can play the role of offering an evidence based perspective
Kate Stevenson
34:22
University of Maryland OnlineOpen University UKWestern Governors UniversityArizona State UniversityUniversity of Florida Virtual ProgramsSUNY Online
Kate Stevenson
35:09
http://www.ams.org/meetings/coeminiconference
Kate Stevenson
35:31
The mini-conference will be held virtually on Friday October 23rd and Saturday October 24th, 2020.
Kate Stevenson
37:31
Me too!
Ron Buckmire
37:57
Great point connecting ‘creating community of learners’ and formative/summative assessment
Kate Stevenson
38:10
and NOTHING can happen
hrm
39:42
@Ray: For example Minerva lets you see all the breakout rooms at once …
Ray Levy
39:44
Wish list for software developers
Bree Ettinger
40:28
It might be nice to compile the webinars (both upcoming and past) and send it out to department chairs (or post on social media) in late July-early August to share with faculty while everyone is setting up their courses for fall.
Rick Cleary
40:55
I'll just point out that I got my print copy of MAA Focus today with the TPSE "top 10" that grew out of this group and ESME featured. Nice win for promoting this group's work. Also, #6 on that list is to re-think high stakes assessments; which we really need to emphasize.
Ray Levy
42:03
Could we do a top 10 tech features / strategies for online community building?
Ron Buckmire
42:28
@Ray that might be a product of the community building webinar
Kate Stevenson
42:39
@Ray yes.
Ray Levy
42:40
Great.
hrm
42:44
Rena Levitt’s ESME 7 April 2020 describes some of Minerva’s features. Jointly sponsored by TPSE https://math.mit.edu/seminars/esme/pastseminars.html
Brit
43:50
Active learning in an online environment
Rick Cleary
46:25
Possible webinar topic: Structuring your course to reduce dependence on a high stakes final exam.
Ron Buckmire
47:04
Possible webinar topic: (alternative) summative assessment
Rick Cleary
47:30
And I'll second Brit's idea; MAA Connect has really been buzzing with questions/ideas on active learning in remote/hybrid environments.
Ray Levy
47:39
Nitty gritty details on how to structure a project as a form of assessment.
Ron Buckmire
48:12
There’s a clearinghouse or research seminars online: https://researchseminars.org/
Ron Buckmire
48:28
Maybe we could have something similar for teaching practices/strategies
hrm
48:28
+1 Nan: an analogue of https://researchseminars.org/
Haitham Alkhateeb
48:31
Motivation Toward Learning in Distance Education
Ray Levy
49:01
That
Ray Levy
49:29
That's an interesting topic, Haitham.
Ray Levy
50:33
We also can reach outside of math and promote applicable webinars. All subjects are considering these ideas.
Kate Stevenson
50:42
It there interest in a session on advising student research and mentoring students?
Kate Stevenson
51:31
I think that there will be some great successes and failures coming out of this summer’s REU’s and MRCs.
Ron Buckmire
53:28
I propose 8/10 or 8/17
Ron Buckmire
54:18
11a PT / 2p ET August 10!