Teaching and Learning Days - Jan. 21 & 22

At a virtual two-day event on January 21 and 22, Merrimack faculty and staff presented best practices, strategies, reflections, tools and more to promote engagement and student-centered teaching and learning. We invite you to watch the recorded sessions by clicking on the presentation links below.

Please note that a Merrimack login is required to view all sessions and presentation materials.

Day One - Thursday, Jan. 21

Kathryn Nielsen

Day one sessions were moderated by Kathryn Nielsen, Ph.D., Associate Vice President for Teaching, Learning & Digital Innovation and Director, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.
Email Kathryn Nielsen

Resources
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John ?Sean? Condon
9-9:15 a.m. - Welcome to 2021

Presenter: John “Sean” Condon, Ph.D, Interim Provost
Email Sean Condon

Presentation Materials
Watch Video
Deb Margolis
9:15-9:45 a.m. - Student-Centered Learning in a Chaotic World

Presenter: Deborah Margolis, Ph.D., Interim Dean, Winston School of Education and Social Policy
Email Deborah Margolis

Presentation Materials
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Sarah Benes
10-10:30 a.m. - Change your Mind, Change the World (and reduce the possibility of burnout)

Presenter: Sarah Benes, Ed.D., CHES, Associate Clinical Professor, School of Health Sciences
Email Sarah Benes

Presentation Materials
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Anthony Fernandez; James Howland; Jane Parent; Nancy Wynn
10:45-11:45 a.m. - Lessons Learned! (Reflections & Forward Thinking)

Presenters: Anthony Fernandez, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry; James Howland, Ed.D. Assistant Professor of Practice School Counseling Program and Applied Human Development and Community Studies;
Jane Parent, Ph.D., Professor of Management, Associate Dean, Girard School of Business; and Nancy Wynn, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Visual and Performing Arts
Email Anthony Fernandez; Email James Howland; Email Jane Parent; Email Nancy Wynn

Presentation Materials
Watch Video

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Lyena Chavez and Frances Nilsson
10:45-11:45 a.m. - What’s Streaming? Access Video Content (and more) with McQuade’s E-collections

Presenters: Lyena Chavez, Head Librarian, McQuade Library, Frances Nilsson, Head of Resource Management, McQuade Library
Email Lyena Chavez; Email Frances Nilsson

Presentation Materials
Watch Video
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10:45-11:45 a.m. - Designing for Hybrid Modality

Presenters: Alyssa Yetter, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice and Jessica Peacock, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, School of Health Sciences
Email Alyssa Yetter; Email Jessica Peacock

Presentation Materials
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Michael Stroud and Kevin Salemme
10:45-11:45 a.m. - Creating Shareworthy Assignments to Promote Creativity and Engagement

Presenters: Michael Stroud, Ph.D. Associate Professor and Chair, Psychology and Kevin Salemme, Director of Media Instructional Services
Email Michael Stroud; Email Kevin Salemme

Presentation Materials
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Michaele Morrow
Noon-1 p.m. - Using LinkedIn Learning to Augment and Supplement Course Goals (and help students build skills)

Presenter: Michaele Morrow, Ph.D., CPA; Associate Vice President for Career Advising and Professional Development
Email Michaele Morrow

Presentation Materials
Watch Video
Sarah Benes
Noon-1 p.m. - Small Changes in Teaching Online

Presenter: Sarah Benes, Ed.D., CHES, Associate Clinical Professor, School of Health Sciences
Email Sarah Benes

Presentation Materials
Watch Video
Elaine Ward
Noon-1 p.m. - Doing Work that Matters and Making that Work Count: A Conversation on Community-Engaged Research & Scholarship

Presenter:  Elaine Ward, Ed.D., Assistant Professor, Higher Education
Email Elaine Ward

Presentation Materials
View Slides
SImona Sharoni
Noon-1 p.m. - Confronting Bias and Systemic Inequalities in the Classroom, One Crisis at a Time

Presenter: Simona Sharoni, Ph.D., Special Assistant to the President for Diversity & Inclusion, Professor, Women’s & Gender Studies Department
Email Simona Sharoni

Presentation Materials
Watch Video

Day Two - Friday, Jan. 22

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9-10:15 a.m. - Escape in Zoom

Presenters: Janet Syed, Associate Director, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning & Apple Teacher and Erin Courville, Instructional Designer - Apple Teacher 
Email Janet Syed; Email Erin Courville

Put on your super sleuth hat, grab your iPad, and find clues to solve problems with your colleagues in an Escape room. Educational escape rooms are increasingly popular as players/students need to reach the finish by achieving the learning goals in a limited amount of time. Learn to leverage iPad apps to escape and eventually find your way out. Whether you are interested in fostering design skills, promoting teamwork, or creating a fun, interactive research experience, this session will put play into motion. Apps used in this session: Kahoot, WordArt, Notes, FlipGrid, Padlet.

Presentation Materials
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10:15-10:30 a.m. - Drop-In Kahoot Gameshow Demo

Presenters: Erin Courville, Instructional Designer - Apple Teacher and Janet Syed, Associate Director, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning & Apple Teacher
Email Erin Courville; Email Janet Syed

Drop-In Kahoot Gameshow Demo: Participate in a competitive activity that will spark ideas to use with students like pre-assessing knowledge, reviewing content, preparing for tests, breaking the ice, and more.

Presentation Materials
Watch Video

 

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10:45-11:45 a.m. - Creating Community and Promoting Engagement in the Hybrid Classroom

Presenters: Janet Syed, Associate Director, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning & Apple Teacher and Erin Courville, Instructional Designer - Apple Teacher
Email Janet Syed; Email Erin Courville

Learn ways to increase your presence to promote student engagement, how to develop a sense of community whether using face-to-face, or hybrid modalities. Discussion boards are a way for you and your students to interact with one another and build community as you explore course concepts. Creating interactive micro-lectures encourages peer to peer interaction and is an excellent way to build community. Making sure that all students are involved and participating whether with voices, written word, or interactive whiteboards is critical to learning. This session will explore how you can utilize Merrimack’s existing tools like Blackboard, Panopto, Jamboard, and Zoom to continuously engage students.

Presentation Materials
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11:45-noon - Drop-In Padlet Board Demo

Presenters: Erin Courville, Instructional Designer - Apple Teacher and Janet Syed, Associate Director, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning & Apple Teacher
Email Erin Courville; Email Janet Syed

Post your answer to several interactive boards. Explore the possibilities to use with your students as a live question bank during lectures, parking lot, exit tickets, quotes, suggestions, and more. 

Presentation Materials
Watch Video
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Noon-1 p.m. - My 2021 “I Wanna Be a Classroom Hero” Resolutions with Flipped Learning and
Optional Virtual Office Hours with the CETL Instructional Design Team

Presenters: Erin Courville, Instructional Designer - Apple Teacher and Janet Syed, Associate Director, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning & Apple Teacher
Email Erin Courville; Email Janet Syed

Expanding your Edtech toolkit is best done incrementally. What would you like to start the New Year more comfortable and confident doing? Using your Apple Pencil to annotate slides? Creating entrance/exit polls for your students? Knowing what’s the buzz about Jamboard?

We’ve flipped the learning by creating short videos featuring some pretty cool tools that you and your students will find beneficial. Watch them and feel free to drop in to office hours at noon to ask pedagogical or tool based questions. Videos will be emailed once you’ve signed up. Tools included are: