Instructor Spotlight

Episode 3: Nate Metzger

The Instructor Spotlight video series aims to highlight instructors who have experienced success in teaching online in an effort to inspire others and to provide reassurance that we can do this. In this video, we welcome Nate Metzger, Philosophy Lecturer at Fordham University who talks about using video lectures in asynchronous online courses.

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Instructor Spotlight

Episode 2: Sara Lehman

The Instructor Spotlight video series aims to highlight instructors who have experienced success in teaching online in an effort to inspire others and to provide reassurance that we can do this. In this video, we welcome Sara Lehman, Professor of Spanish at Fordham University who talks about using video lectures in asynchronous online courses.

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Episode 19

Episode 19: Fishbowl in a Live Session

Fishbowl is a discussion strategy that focuses on both student-centeredness and listening skills. In a face-to-face classroom, you would arrange the students into a small group in the center of an outer ring. Students in the center would have a discussion and the students in the outer ring would observe. Students would rotate in and out of the participant and observer roles during the fishbowl. You would act as the facilitator of the discussion. An essential part of the fishbowl is the effectiveness of the questions. You may want to use Bloom’s Taxonomy of the Cognitive Domain as a guide.

This short video shares a Fishbowl on Zoom that we attempted in a Live Session.

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Episode 18

Episode 18: Questions Are Opportunities

In this episode, Questions Are Opportunities, Anne and Steve are joined by Paul Levinson, author, musician and Professor of Communication and Media Studies at Fordham University who shares both his experiences as an early pioneer of online education and his thoughts about how we are all content creators now.

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Show Notes

Marshall McLuhan Understanding Media and The Gutenberg Galaxy

Paul Levinson, Digital McLuhan

Neil Postman

Misinformation from Dr. Phil and other so-called public health experts: Levinson quoted

Connected Education

Charlie bit my finger!

Episode 17

Episode 17: Speaking for the Trees

In this episode, Speaking for the Trees, Anne and Steve are joined by Steven Stoll, Professor of History at Fordham University and the author of Ramp Hollow: The Ordeal of Appalachia who shares his thoughts about the environment and teaching authentically online.

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Show Notes

Dr Seuss’ Original Lorax animated TV special from 1972

Ramp Hollow: The Ordeal of Appalachia (New York: FSG/Hill & Wang, 2017) by Steven Stoll

Episode 16

Episode 16: What We Talk About When We Talk About Asynchronous Instruction

In this episode, What We Talk About When We Talk About Asynchronous Instruction, Anne and Steve present an excerpt from a live Zoom session which was part of a four day workshop Preparing to Teach in a Flexible Hybrid Model.

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Instructor Spotlight

Episode 1: Stephanie Ann Puen

The instructor spotlight video series aims to highlight instructors who have experienced success in teaching online in an effort to inspire others and provide reassurance that we can do this.

In this, our first video, we welcome Stephanie Ann Puen, a graduate student at Fordham University who teaches theology online. Stephanie discusses:

  • the importance  of a welcome video as a way to begin building an online community in an asynchronous course
  • her experiences using Voicethread
  • preparing to teach online 

 The instructor spotlight video series will continue throughout the following months as we prepare for the fall. 

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Episode 15

Episode 15: Leveling the Playing Field

In this episode, Leveling the Playing Field, we are joined by Renaldo Alba, Associate Director of the STEP and CSTEP Programs at  Fordham University, who shares his thoughts about the importance of community in creating and sustaining more just, equitable and representative educational environments.

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Show Notes

Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP)

Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP)

Episode 14

Episode 14: Swimming in a Jar of Mayonnaise

In this episode, Swimming in a Jar of Mayonnaise, we are joined by Clint Ramos Assistant Professor of Design/ Head of Design and Production at Fordham University and the  Recipient of the 2020 USA Fellowship for Theatre who shares his thoughts about how thinking creatively can help us reconceptualize teaching and learning at a distance.

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Show Notes

The Zoom Where It Happens

This Is What We Do Now

Putting Stage Dreams On Hold, But Still Holding On

Rebecca Solnit

Falling Together

Roadmap for Recovery and Resilience for Theater

Actors’ Equity Announces 4 Guiding Principles for Reopening Theaters

A living document that Katie Pearl of Wesleyan University has assembled. A primer on directing through Zoom

Theater designers exhibiting their work

The Movement Theatre Company Launches 1MOVE: DES19NED BY…

Live Webcast: Mad Forest

The Method Gun

What do we need to talk about?

Bolero Juilliard | April 2020

Episode 13

Episode 13: Sometimes, Even Though It’s Difficult, It’s Good to Know

In this episode, Sometimes, Even Though It’s Difficult, It’s Good to Know, Anne and Steve are joined by Justin Pool, Lecturer in Biological Sciences and the Online Course Development Coordinator in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Fordham University, who shares his thoughts about teaching at a distance and how science can help offer a greater understanding of the science behind our current crisis.

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Show Notes

Complete Anatomy

Fordham University Louis Calder Center

Johns Hopkins University COVID-19 Dashboard