Dear Faculty Colleagues,
In response to the continued need for physical distancing, this year’s Summer Institute on Teaching and Technology (SITT) will take place entirely online with a mix of pre-recorded presentations and live webinars on July 22nd, 23rd, and 24th. The theme of SITT this year is “Remotely Possible: Moving Beyond the Emergency.”
I am writing to invite you to contribute to the first-ever virtual SITT by proposing a presentation or webinar based on your experiences and insights about teaching during the sudden shift to remote instruction and your plans for moving beyond the emergency.
SITT 2020 will feature brief pre-recorded faculty presentations or interviews (5-10 minutes each) shared on our website beginning July 20, as well as synchronous webinars (50 minutes each) that will be held later that week. We welcome proposals on topics of your choosing, including, perhaps, some of the following:
- A new strategy or tool you discovered for remote teaching
- An important lesson you learned while moving instruction to digital spaces
- Tips for creating engaging remote learning experiences
- Integrating active learning into synchronous and asynchronous remote lessons
- Teaching remotely with videos or podcasts
- Strategies for adapting to future remote teaching needs
- Ways that your future in-person teaching will be different after your remote teaching experiences
Please note that in addition to providing you with tech and video editing support to produce your pre-recorded presentations, we are also offering a new presentation format this year: an interview with Dr. Andy! With two decades of experience as a radio show host, I enjoy helping guests tell their stories. If you would rather share your experiences in a less formal format than a structured presentation, request to be interviewed.
To be considered, please reply using our SITT 2020 Request for Proposals form with a brief summary of your topic (50-100 words) and proposed format (pre-recorded video, interview, or live webinar) no later than Monday, June 1. Selected presenters will be notified by Friday, June 5.
On behalf of the instructional designers and instructional technologists of Academic Technology Services, and the SITT advisory panel of staff, faculty, and graduate students, we appreciate your efforts to maintain instructional excellence during this time of remote instruction.
Dr. Andy Jones
Academic Associate Director, Academic Technology Services
Editor of The Wheel, The Instructional Technology Blog for UC Davis
University of California, Davis