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

Episode 12

Episode 12: Protect Your Energy

In this episode, Protect Your Energy, Anne and Steve are joined by Christiana Zenner, Associate Professor of Theology, Science and Ethics in the Department of Theology and affiliated faculty in Environmental Studies at Fordham University. Since January, she has been Associate Chair for Undergraduate education in Theology at Fordham College Lincoln Center. Christiana shares her thoughts about the importance of rituals, the disparate impacts of the current crisis and the ways communication technologies can be leveraged to pursue social and environmental justice.

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Dr. Zenner’s book, Just Water: Theology, Ethics, and Fresh Water Crises and an article on the Fordham website about it here.

Clifford Geertz, “Religion as a Cultural System.” Pp. 1–46 in Anthropological Approaches to the Study of Religion, edited by M. BantonASA Monographs 3. London: Tavistock Publications.

Catherine Bell, Ritual Theory, Ritual Practice

Emilie Townes, Dean of the Divinity School at Vanderbilt University

Episode 11

Episode 11: When the World Stops, Learning Continues

In this episode, When the World Stops, Learning Continues, Anne and Steve are joined by Matt Butler Director of Military and Veterans’ Services, who shares his thoughts about supporting student veterans, strategies for adapting to our new reality and the importance of staying connected.  

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Show Notes

What Kind of Leadership Does Our Nation Need?

Resources for Student Veterans at Fordham University

For additional information email veterans@fordham.edu

Episode 10

Episode 10: Your Students Will Never Go Deeper than You

In this episode, Your Students Will Never Go Deeper than You, Anne and Steve are joined by Sarah Gambito, Associate Professor of English and the Director of the Creative Writing program at Fordham University. Sarah shares her thoughts about teaching, strengthening ties and deepening connections through creativity and determination. She is the author of three collections of poetry, Loves You (Persea Books, 2019), Delivered (Persea Books, 2009), and Matadora (Alice James Books, 2004).

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Show Notes

@kindredaccelerator (instagram)

Kundiman

English Department Mighty Networks

The Art of Gathering by Priya Parker

Lucille Clifton, “Won’t You Celebrate with Me”

Episode 9

Episode 9: Assessment and Accessibility

In this episode, Assessment and Accessibility, Anne and Steve are joined by Mary Byrnes the Director of the Office of Disability Services at Fordham University who shares her thoughts about the various issues instructors should consider when assessing students.

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Show Notes

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines

Ariel Fishman discusses what disability teaches us about adaptation, innovation, and – most importantly – our sense of identity. Following a serious car accident in 2012, Ariel has served as a volunteer speaker for the New York Blood Center and Challenged Athletes Foundation and been credited with raising over 1,000 blood donations. He currently works at Fordham University, having previously worked as an administrator and faculty member at Yeshiva University.