Common Hour - Exploring the Otterbein Virtual Classroom
Join us as we explore Otterbein's virtual classroom system, powered by Blackboard Collaborate. This common hour will consist of a live session with participants on campus with others joining in remotely. We will highlight the various possible uses of Collaborate on campus, including synchronous communication for blended and online courses, meetings, and similar sessions.
When: Monday, Feb. 23; 3:30 pm
Where: Roush Hall 114
Inclusive Teaching Series: Spring 2015
The Office of Disability Services and the Center for Teaching & Learning invite you to join us as we collaboratively explore questions of who Otterbein students are and how we can create the most inclusive and effective learning environment for them. To join
any of these sessions, please complete our Registration Form
Next in the series:
Teaching, Learning, and Learning Differences: A Collaborative Discussion about Disability Services and the Academic Support Center
Have you ever wondered what happens once you send a student to meet with Disability Services or the Academic Support Center? Join us to explore the support services available on campus and discuss ways we can address learning differences.
Tuesday, February 24; 10:00 - 11:00 am
- Library 013, (lower level computer classroom)
- Facilitated by Kristy Drobney and Kera Manley, ASC
Save the date for our upcoming sessions:
- Technology, Accessibility, & the Classroom with Ken Petri and Abdi Adbirahim, The Ohio State University
Thursday, March 19; 2:00-3:30 pm
Library 013 (lower level computer classroom)
Join our Disability Services colleagues from Ohio State, Ken Petri (the Web Accessibility Center Director) and Abdirahim Abdi (the Assistive Technology Training Center Coordinator), for demonstrations and a discussion about accessibility in the classroom, blended courses, and assistive technology.
- That’s so ‘Retarded’: Disability Portrayal in Media & Film with Caity McCandless, OSU and Chris Keck, Columbus State Community College
Wednesday, April 1; 2:00-3:00 pm
Join Otterbein, OSU, and Columbus State Disability Services staff in a diversity-based discussion to increase your mindfulness of students and individuals with disabilities. Discussion will stem from samples of mainstream popular media that demonstrate positive and negative portrayals of disabilities.
- Teacher Identity & Student Expectations with Kathryn Plank, Center for Teaching & Learning
Tuesday, April 7; 12:00-1:00 pm
Library 127 (bring your lunch!)
Whether it is our race, gender, age, sexual orientation, or another aspect of identity, who we are as people can affect what happens in our classrooms. In this session, we will examine some of the research on students' perceptions, expectations, and behavior based on teacher identity. Join us to share your own experiences and talk with other teachers as we explore the implications of this research and what it means for us as teachers.
Spring 2015 Book Discussion Group: Whistling Vivaldi
The Center for Teaching & Learning and the Otterbein ADVANCE Grant is co-sponsoring a group to discuss Whistling Vivaldi by Claude M. Steele, a book about "how stereotypes affect us and what we can do". The group is open to university faculty and staff. Participants will receive a free copy of the book. Meetings will be held at the following dates and times:
When: Mondays, March 9, 16, and 23
from 1:45 to 2:45 pm
Where: Library, West Study Room
Join us: Registration Form
Conversations for Faculty
Informal sessions around topics related to teaching and learning. Alternating Friday mornings at the CTL Studio (3rd floor, Courtright Memorial Library).
Continue the Conversation
Each Do’s and Donuts Event will have a Google doc to capture information provided by CTL staff as well as tips, comments, and resources shared by participants. Add your own tips and ideas: