Information for 2020 EDTalks (can only be viewed with an Augsburg email address)

“Creativity and Agency during COVID: Lessons from the River.”  

This EDTalk will feature a discussion of ways to use our time during the pandemic to develop new ways of “teaching by doing and by example.”  Joe Underhill will talk about the evolving nature of the River Semester and the plans for new river boats as a way to engage students in a project that can be an example for them of how to get creative and maintain a sense of agency when we face so many daunting challenges. 

Recording and Text from the EDTalk

April EDTalk: Pondering the ‘experience curriculum’

Jason Michael Lukasik, Assistant Professor of Education, will share insight into the curriculum history and theory that underpins ‘experiential education.’ Given Augsburg’s commitment to meaningful experiential education, this session invites you to ponder the experience curriculum.

Recording of Pondering the experience curriculum

March EDTalk: “Making Your Teaching More Accessible: Easy Captioning of Your Zoom Videos and Recordings” 

CTL is focusing on accessibility for March! Join Jennifer Bankers-Fulbright for a demonstration of how she *just* learned to add subtitles to her own Zoom teaching videos in a way that takes advantage of Zoom’s new “live transcribe” setting — even when she says things like “activation-induced cytidine deaminase”.

Resources from March EDTalk

February EDTalk: Incorporating intentionality, mindfulness, and gratitude in teaching and learning

Tara Mader (faculty in the department of Health, Physical Education and Exercise Science)  and Dan Ibarra (faculty in the Department of Art and Design) will explore the benefits and techniques of employing gratitude, mindfulness, and intentionality in the classroom.

Recording of the February EDTalk

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 | EDTalk with Kaija Freborg and Lyz Wendlad | 3:10 pm – 3:30 pm, ZOOM

Small Teaching: Join Kaija Freborg, Assistant Professor of Nursing and Lyz Wendland, Assistant Professor of Art & Design as they highlight “Take Two Teaching Tips” and discuss small techniques that make a big impact. 

Recording of the Small Teaching EDTalk

Wednesday, December 16, 2020 | EDTalk with Lee George, Sandy Tilton, and Melissa Hensley | 3:10 pm – 3:30 pm, ZOOM

Internships in the Age of COVID: What has happened to internships since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic?  How can students connect with meaningful experiences?  How can faculty support students in online or remote internships?  This ED Talk will discuss processes and resources for students who are seeking internships.  Changes and updates, as well as resources for faculty, will be discussed.  In addition, the internship process used by the social work department will be discussed as an example of facilitating both online and in-person internship experiences.

Resources from the EDTalk with Melissa, Lee, and Sandy

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 | EDTalk with Jennifer Bankers-Fulbright | 3:10 pm – 3:30 pm, ZOOM

Do You Believe in Neuromyths? The term “neuromyth” refers to a belief about
teaching and learning that is based on a misunderstanding of how the brain works and
is not true. Belief in neuromyths is prevalent in the general public (including
undergraduate students), but what about educators? Do we know better?

Inspired by the “Dead Ideas in Teaching and Learning” podcast from The Columbia
University Center for Teaching and Learning (based on an original paper by and
including an episode featuring Augsburg’s Diane Pike), Jennifer Bankers-Fulbright will
present a brief overview of neuromyths common among educators at higher education

Resources from the EDTalk with Jennifer Bankers-Fulbright

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 | EDTalk with Lyz Wendland | 3:10 pm – 3:30 pm, ZOOM

Wellness, Balance and Boundaries in Higher Education: Join Lyz Wendland, Assistant Professor of Art & Design as she discusses wellness, balance and boundaries inside and outside of the classroom, sharing activities practiced in her teaching.

Resources from the EDTalk with Lyz Wendland

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 | EDTalk with Kathy McGillivray | 3:20 pm – 3:35 pm, Hagfors 151

Beyond Access: Welcoming Students With Disabilities In your Courses: Kathy McGillivray, Director of the CLASS/Disability Resources office, will discuss mindsets and strategies that can move us beyond accessibility toward welcome and inclusion of our students with disabilities. She will highlight some of the recurring themes the CLASS office has heard from students about approaches faculty have taken that have helped them feel valued and motivated them to succeed.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 | EDTalk with Jennifer Bankers-Fulbright | 3:20 pm – 3:35 pm, HC 151

From “E” to “F”: Enhancing Student Thinking and Learning During Lectures. Many instructors use the authoritative/interactive model of class instruction. A simple way for instructors to move toward a dialogic/interactive model is to move from using the IRE (inquiry-response-evaluation) pattern when asking students questions to the IRF (inquiry-response-feedback) pattern. An overview of the three main models of class instruction as well as examples of IRE and IRF will be presented.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 | EDTalk with Melissa Hensley and Barbara Lehmann | 3:20 pm – 3:35 pm, HC 151

Classroom Success for Students with Mental Health Conditions. This session will provide tips for faculty members in engaging students with mental health conditions and helping to ensure academic success.

This event is a part of our 2019-2020 CTL Inclusion series focused on creating, maintaining, and/or growing environments that allow students to feel more connected to and supported by Augsburg.

Resource List for EDTalk on Classroom Success for Students with Mental Health Conditions

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 | EDTalk with Dan Ibarra & Lyz Wendland | 3:20 pm- 3:35 pm, HC 151

Celebrating Your Creativity Scars: Engaging Art for Holistic Student Engagement. In this session, professors Wendland and Ibarra from Art & Design will talk about engaging creativity in the pedagogical practice. This session will serve as a starting point for a longer upcoming workshop.

This event is a part of our 2019-2020 series designed to help students feel more connected to and supported by Augsburg.   

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 | EDTalk: Trauma: 3 Interdisciplinary Perspectives | 3:20 pm – 3:35 pm, Hagfors 151

Professors Beckman (Biology), Lehmann (Social Work), and Lowe (Religion) will describe how trauma is currently understood in their disciplines and highlight the points of tension and coherence among these disciplinary approaches to trauma.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 | EDTalk with Jenny Kluznik | How PAs Think: A Glimpse Into PA Education

The physician assistant (PA) profession often is listed as a top job to have in the US, but roles in healthcare are rewarding and challenging at the same time. Come take a glimpse into how students are trained within PA education to step into the role of health provider, advocate, and leader.

“How PA’s Think” Recording

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 | EDTalk with Diane Pike | Long Live the Lecture!

Everyone talks in class and doing so as effectively as possible is important. Focusing on interactive lecture pedagogy, this session introduces rationale for paying attention to lecture style and strategies for making it work.

“Long Live the Lecture!” Recording

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 | EDTalk with Tamarah Gehlen | Trauma & Learning Styles in the Classroom

This talk features information to help attendees understand the impact of chronic stress and traumatic experiences on learning and cognition. Attendees will learn simple ways to implement trauma-informed practices into their classrooms and teaching styles in order to enhance connection and learning for the students that they serve.

“Trauma & Learning Styles in the Classroom” Recording

December 5, 2018 | EDTalk with John Zobitz | Data Visualization as an Ethical Act

Data visualization is not a new concept, but in today’s data-rich world we rely on visualization to make meaningful connections to our professional work and personal lives. How do we discern the intent and intentionality of a data visualization?  This presentation will showcase visualizations spanning from the 19th century to today and beyond.

“Data Visualization as an Ethical Act” Recording

November 7, 2018 | EdTalk with Katie Bishop | How Class Matters at Augsburg

 A discussion of the impact of class status for students navigating higher education.  The talk will focus on specific student outcomes and offer suggestions for supporting students in the classroom.

“How Class Matters at Augsburg” Recording

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 | EDTalk with Joaquin Munoz | Radical Kinship in Education: The Art of Connection

A brief exploration of the notion of connection and kinship in the classroom, as explored through the work of power, love, and relationship. This talk will offer philosophy of relationship, connecting and building community. Among the philosophy offered is that of Boyle, King, Jr., van Gogh and hooks.