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I  C   TEACHING: Three Days of Virtual Teaching Visits

Contributed by Colette Matisco on 10/11/20 

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When: Monday, October 12, Tuesday, October 13 & Wednesday October 14

This semester we are pleased to offer three days of virtual teaching visits. From October 12 - October 14th, classes taught by some of the most well-respected (and willing) instructors across many disciplines will open their classroom doors to new faculty.

Would you like to observe one of your colleagues teach to see how they engage students, utilize the online environment, or address challenging subjects? Do you ever feel the empty isolation in learning to teach? You’re not alone. Too often in higher education we instructors do not have the opportunity to watch and discuss each other’s teaching, and therefore we struggle in what Lee Shulman has called, “pedagogical solitude.” The Center for Faculty Excellence works to shift this isolation by creating opportunities for pedagogical community. 

The I  C   TEACHING program is intended to encourage intentionality and reflection on teaching choices and contexts. These observations are not intended as critiques of teachers, nor are they meant to be a way for teachers to gather feedback about their performance. Instead, these classroom observations provide an opportunity for real-world observations about the pedagogical choices we make as teachers. Teaching, rather than class content, should be the focus of the observation. 

To register for these visits:

  • View the list of classroom observation sessions offered.  
    Select and register for the session of interest. They are listed as Monday Session #1, Monday Session #2, etc.). 

  • Complete the registration information. Be sure to list your name, email, and session selection,(e.g. Monday Session#1).

  • When the visit approaches, you will receive a confirmation e-mail, the link to the class, and an observation and discussion guide.

  • Space is limited to one observation per person.

  • If you register but find that you are unable to attend, please let us know.

Each online session has a limit of two observers. Priority is reserved for new Ithaca College faculty.

Contact Judith Ross-Bernstein (jrossbernstein@ithaca.edu)  at the Center for Faculty Excellence if you have any questions.

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