Winter 2020

Access information about resilient teaching and recordings of past workshops

How to Improve Learning While Minimizing Stress in Spring 2021: 
A Notre Dame Learning | Kaneb Center Special Series

Our programming this winter focuses on specific things you can do in December and January to be ready for the Spring semester. These workshops, offered via Zoom, use research-based strategies to help you improve student learning while reducing stress. For example, data shows that frequent, low-stakes assessments increase student learning gains, decrease stress, and minimize the likelihood of cheating. 

We also continue to offer drop-in office hours Monday through Friday from 9am to 11am or consultation appointments throughout the week.

Designing Effective Short Courses for Winter Session
Monday, December 7, 2-3:30 p.m. with Brianna Stines, Learning Designer Technologist and Judith Lewandowski, Director of Course Design & Curriculum, Office of Digital Learning
2021 Course Tune-up
Wednesday, December 9, 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Tuesday, January 19, 1:00-3:30 p.m.
Promoting Motivation and Balance in the Classroom
Thursday, December 10, 2:00-3:15 p.m.
Wednesday, January 27, 10:00-11:15 a.m.
Rethinking your Assessments to Improve Learning and Minimize Stress
Monday, January 11, 1:00-2:15 p.m.
Course Design Week
January 12, 13, 14, & 15, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • January 12: Learning goals & situational factors
  • January 13: Assessing student learning
  • January 14: Structuring your course time to maximize learning
  • January 15: Designing learning experiences
Trauma-Informed Teaching
Thursday, January 21, 2:00-3:15p.m.

This course will be offered to Graduate Students during the winter semester. Please register through the Registrar's Office:
GRED 68011, Inclusive Pedagogy: Designing Equitable Learning Experiences  

January 5-15 (MTW, 1:00-3:00pm)

In the wake of the 2020 election, recent racial justice protests, and politicization of language surrounding COVID-19, it is critical for instructors to design intentional and inclusive learning environments in order to support a diverse range of students. In this introduction to inclusive pedagogy, students will read current educational theory while also learning practical strategies for fostering community within the classroom, interrogating unconscious bias, creating accessible course materials, exploring intersectional identities, diversifying course content, implementing social justice practices, and more. This one-credit course will run for two weeks beginning on January 5.

Learn more about the workshops we can offer your academic unit.