STEM EDX 20-21 Workshop 3

STEM Educational Excellence in Remote Instruction – Workshop 3

Workshop 3


Agenda for the August 28 workshop

Presentation slides (PDF) from workshop 3

Engagement Activities

During the workshop, various engagement activities were embedded. This google document provides a growing list of information on how to use the engagement activities used during the STEM EDX workshops, why to use that particular engagement activity, and potential uses for the engagement activity. The engagement activities used in Workshop 1 were:

  • Activity poster icebreaker

How-To Information

During the workshop, various activities involved technology that was being used in specific ways. Each document provides instructions on how these activities were carried out, and links to where to find more information.

  • Setting up a Slack workspace for a class
  • Setting up a GroupMe group for a class

Samples from STEM Faculty

During and after the workshop, ideas were shared on ways that faculty have structured special supports for remote teaching and learning. Examples shared by faculty are shared here, which can be adapted by other faculty for use.

Infographics Around Specific Issues Covered in the Workshop

The workshop organizers created infographics based on major focuses of the workshop.

  • Summary of Meeting 3: from learning objectives to assessment design (being developed, link will post here soon)

Websites with Remote Instruction Resources for STEM Faculty

Revised Bloom’s taxonomy
Knowledge and cognitive process dimensions of Bloom’s taxonomy in periodic table format (from Renée Cole, University of Iowa).

Technology resources for alt proctored exams
Alternatives to proctored exams in STEM courses especially for remote instruction (Rutgers University).

Academic integrity resources
COVID-19 resources for taking action to support students’ academic integrity in remote instruction (UCSD).

Syllabus checklist
Checklist developed by Tricia Bertram Gallant (UCSD) for creating an inclusive an integrous* classroom (*integrous = a classroom where integrity is the norma and cheating is the exception). OSD in the checklist refers to Office of Student Disabilities at UCSD; at UMass Boston this is our Ross Center.

Another syllabus checklist/rubric on technology equity
This is from the PALM network (part of ASCB), this rubric focuses on making a syllabus for a course that is equitable for students with different technology constraints.

Getting started with Slack
Slack’s help site with info about how to set up a Slack workspace and how to manage it.

The Hitch-hiker’s guide to alternative assessment
PDF of a guide by Damien Gordon, University College Dublin) with many useful alternative assessment strategies for remote instruction in higher education explained, along with helpful advice how to implement.

The “Public Exam” option
This is a guide by Ben Wiggins on alternative ways of designing assessments (exams) to address many of the challenges that exams pose for students. Although this was not explicitly written for remote instruction, many of these strategies are especially relevant in remote instruction because those challenges are exacerbated now.

Keeping Community Going

Stay in touch with all workshop participants via the Slack workspace that has been set up. You should have received an invitation if you attended any of the STEM EDX workshops. Contact Hannah Sevian if not.