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Nctm 2015 Summer High School Institute, Jennifer Perego, Mary E. Pilgrim Jan 2021

Nctm 2015 Summer High School Institute, Jennifer Perego, Mary E. Pilgrim

Colorado Mathematics Teacher

NCTM’s 2015 High School Interactive Institute engaged teachers in learning opportunities to promote effective mathematics teaching. Through keynote speeches, interactive workshops, and facilitated task discussion groups, teachers reflected on current and best practices, participated in classroom-ready lessons, and collaborate with other educators.


Book Review Of Mathematical Mindsets, Leigh Ann Kudloff Jan 2021

Book Review Of Mathematical Mindsets, Leigh Ann Kudloff

Colorado Mathematics Teacher

This book review of Jo Boaler's Mathematical Mindsets yields insight into how teachers can build their students’ mindsets to improve math achievement.


Why Zombies Love Me: Shifting Mathematical Mindsets, Stephanie Hammes Jan 2021

Why Zombies Love Me: Shifting Mathematical Mindsets, Stephanie Hammes

Colorado Mathematics Teacher

An elementary teacher shares how a year of mindset lessons and messages impacted students’ mathematics experiences.


President's Message, Joanie Funderburk Jan 2021

President's Message, Joanie Funderburk

Colorado Mathematics Teacher

Avoid temptation to keep students from experiencing struggle. Promote students’ productive struggle, by providing rich tasks and problems for students to engage with, anticipating student difficulties, and planning questions and supports.


From The Editor's Desk, Sandie Gilliam Jan 2021

From The Editor's Desk, Sandie Gilliam

Colorado Mathematics Teacher

Reflect on the 2015-2016 school year and plan for the summer.


Teaching Challenging Texts And Encouraging Inquiry Remotely, Aisha Ratanapool Jan 2021

Teaching Challenging Texts And Encouraging Inquiry Remotely, Aisha Ratanapool

UNLV Best Teaching Practices Expo

Creating a culture of inquiry in non-research based courses helps students enhance their skills in critical thinking, reading, writing, collaboration, and argumentation. In English 101, some students feel like not having all of the answers about a text after a first read is unacceptable. This practice is designed to help college students understand and confidently discuss complex texts in a remote course.


Improving Engagement Of Online Learning With Live Lectures, Jorge Ramon Fonseca Cacho Jan 2021

Improving Engagement Of Online Learning With Live Lectures, Jorge Ramon Fonseca Cacho

UNLV Best Teaching Practices Expo

Online courses have historically been self-taught or a form of independent study. However, with the 2020 Pandemic a renewed focus on remote/online learning has forced the academic community to revisit what works, and does not work, with online classes. I propose that providing a livestream of a class and uploading the recording to a media sharing website, like YouTube, is more engaging to students than posting a pre-recorded lecture (text or video). I propose that doing this motivates students to keep up with the lectures rather than attempting to binge before an exam, or an assignment is due, and ...


Optimizing The Online Classroom For Mobile Learners, Bc Oliva Jan 2021

Optimizing The Online Classroom For Mobile Learners, Bc Oliva

UNLV Best Teaching Practices Expo

This poster provides a brief overview of the challenges faced by students accessing online courses via the Canvas Student app and provides instructors with methods/solutions to optimize their online classrooms for mobile learners.


Using The Reverse Case Study To Meet Clinical Outcomes In A Practice-Based Discipline, Angela E. Silvestri-Elmore, Lisa Nicholas Jan 2021

Using The Reverse Case Study To Meet Clinical Outcomes In A Practice-Based Discipline, Angela E. Silvestri-Elmore, Lisa Nicholas

UNLV Best Teaching Practices Expo

The coronavirus (COVID-19) has disrupted curricular plans at UNLV and nursing schools across the nation, and clinical instruction and evaluation were notably impacted. Nursing faculty are accustomed to direct observation of student performance in the clinical setting to inform student evaluation in clinical. Due to the pandemic, many clinical requirements are completed virtually because of clinical displacement of students. With reverse case study use in a remote clinical learning environment, the UNLV SoN has successfully met clinical learning needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Reverse case studies differ from the traditional case study in that students are involved with the development ...


Using Discord To Facilitate Student Engagement, David Schwartz Jan 2021

Using Discord To Facilitate Student Engagement, David Schwartz

UNLV Best Teaching Practices Expo

With the move to remote instruction, many students feel disconnected if there is no synchronous component, while others feel self-conscious about using WebEx as a group discussion platform, particularly if they have to turn on their camera.

Additionally, streaming platforms like WebEx do not yield a permanent record of the chat discussion.Instructors must rely on students taking notes or email them pertinent material afterwards.

Discord is a platform that originally came to prominence in video game communities for its adaptability and ease of use. Many students already have accounts and are adept users.

Incorporating a synchronous Discord element into ...


Applied Learning During A Pandemic, Roberta Jo Barnes Jan 2021

Applied Learning During A Pandemic, Roberta Jo Barnes

UNLV Best Teaching Practices Expo

Applied learning is a critical component of the Hospitality College curriculum. This teaching practice examines the development of a course providing a meaningful substitution for internship during the Covid-19 pandemic.


Appreciative Teaching: Utilizing Academic Advising Techniques For Better Teaching And Learning Experiences In Higher Education, Paige W. Johnson Ed.D Jan 2021

Appreciative Teaching: Utilizing Academic Advising Techniques For Better Teaching And Learning Experiences In Higher Education, Paige W. Johnson Ed.D

UNLV Best Teaching Practices Expo

The first semester of college is quite difficult for students. Add to that a global pandemic, screen fatigue, cabin fever and general uneasiness and it's a recipe for a difficult semester in a difficult time. However, through appreciative teaching, which is modeled after the academic advising framework/technique called "appreciative advising" there are little ways to create a rapport, build a relationship, and foster goodwill with your students. This, in turn, will make your role more enjoyable and allow students to become more comfortable in and enjoy their role.


Using Social Justice Issues To Engage Students, Sandra L. Candel Jan 2021

Using Social Justice Issues To Engage Students, Sandra L. Candel

UNLV Best Teaching Practices Expo

The Social Justice Issue is a project-based assignment in which students organize in groups to address a social justice issue of their choice. In addition, students are asked to connect theory and practice (praxis) by looking for resources in their community to offer possible recommendations, solutions and resources.

Topics researched include: Voting Rights; Sexual Assault At Colleges; The Racialization of Cannabis Use; Mental Healthcare; Legalizing Prostitution; Gender Pay Gap; Black Lives Matter; LGBTQA Rights Stigma Suicide & Homelessness; Japan's Patriarchal Society; RBG - Open Supreme Court Position; ICE Inhumane Treatment of Immigrants; Universal Healthcare; and Mental Health Stigma.

This teaching practice is ...


Embedding Quizzes In On-Line Prerecorded Lectures, Joshua M. Polanski Jan 2021

Embedding Quizzes In On-Line Prerecorded Lectures, Joshua M. Polanski

UNLV Best Teaching Practices Expo

As we transitioned to on-line education, the problem arises as to how to keep students engaged while listening to a prerecorded lecture. Listening to an hour to two hour lecture and watching a screen is not particularly engaging for the student. To this end, I embedded quizzes periodically within my prerecorded lectures of my DEN 7162 nutrition class for 1st year dental students that forced the students to engage with the lecture material.


Virtual Hands-On Lab Exercises, Ed Jorgensen Jan 2021

Virtual Hands-On Lab Exercises, Ed Jorgensen

UNLV Best Teaching Practices Expo

Development and deployment of focused topic specific hand-on exercises for upper division technical courses.


Covid-19, Distance Education, And Students Needs, Shahla Fayazpour Jan 2021

Covid-19, Distance Education, And Students Needs, Shahla Fayazpour

UNLV Best Teaching Practices Expo

COVID 19 was an unexpected situation, and it has a negative impact on students. College students' education has been an increasing concern especially during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Research shows the vital need to develop interventions and preventive strategies for all students including college students (Son et al., 2020). Many instructors had to adapt their teaching strategies with little preparation. Having a clear syllabus, creating new assignments based on students' needs, engaging students for more participation, and providing a positive communication have been essential factors in rapid transition to distance education especially during the Pandemic.


It's Like A Video Game: How To Use Twine To Create Scenario Based Learning Online, Amanda Mapel Belarmino Jan 2021

It's Like A Video Game: How To Use Twine To Create Scenario Based Learning Online, Amanda Mapel Belarmino

UNLV Best Teaching Practices Expo

How can you engage students online by utilizing the online environment? Solution: a choose-your-own adventure style game. As an Assistant Professor of Hospitality Management, I teach a class in Strategic Management where I used a software called Twine to create a choose-your-adventure type scenario where the students make their own decisions for a business scenario and then see the consequences of their decisions.


Preparing Students For Their Future! A Virtual Career Development Practice, Jenna Heath Jan 2021

Preparing Students For Their Future! A Virtual Career Development Practice, Jenna Heath

UNLV Best Teaching Practices Expo

This is a simple practice for faculty to integrate into their courses to enhance career and professional development for their students. The “virtual document review” is an effective way for faculty to provide students a great resume, without the faculty having to be a career and professional development expert, and without the faculty having to edit each individual resume that comes in. All faculty should utilize the Career Services resources, especially right now as there are new and innovative ways to move resources online. Students resumes were significantly better after the use of this tool.


Mock Interviews In The Virtual Environment, Roberta Jo Barnes Jan 2021

Mock Interviews In The Virtual Environment, Roberta Jo Barnes

UNLV Best Teaching Practices Expo

The College of Hospitality is known for its experiential learning activities. In a typical semester, the college hosts a mock interview event for students in HMD 200, Hospitality Milestone course, in which students are interviewed and evaluated by a hospitality industry professional as part of an on-campus event. How can this important skill development occur when Covid-19 prevents the hosting of an on-campus event? This teaching practice provides an alternative for facilitating mock interviews in the virtual environment through collaboration with the Hospitality College’s career center, industry partners and the use of Zoom technology.


Build It In The Chat: Using The Chat Function In Online Platforms To Facilitate And Improve Student Writing, James Altman Jan 2021

Build It In The Chat: Using The Chat Function In Online Platforms To Facilitate And Improve Student Writing, James Altman

UNLV Best Teaching Practices Expo

Helping college students “find their voice” as writers is challenging even without the isolation necessitated by the Pandemic. Shyness, lack of comfort with the subject matter, and fear of using the wrong word or phrase, can all keep students from expressing their ideas as fully as they, and we, would like. This can lead to non-completion or plagiarism of assignments If a student is also a non-native English speaker and/or has physical and/or cognitive difficulties, the situation can appear insurmountable. Building student writing thought by thought, line by line, paragraph by paragraph addresses the problem by allowing individuals ...


Using Children's And Young Adult Literature In College Classrooms, Christine A. Draper Jan 2021

Using Children's And Young Adult Literature In College Classrooms, Christine A. Draper

UNLV Best Teaching Practices Expo

Using a children’s book or YA novel as an introduction, or a piece to draw students’ attention to a particular topic can harness the power of emotions help our students connect with, learn, and retain course material more deeply (Cavanagh, 2016).

While the plot-line of children’s books may appear simple, the issues addressed can be quite complex. The newest wave of children’s literature addresses a wide range of socially sensitive topics such as racism, poverty, death, gender identity, police brutality, war, and immigration (Johnson, 2014) and often does so in a way that invites discussion rather than ...


Remote Teaching Of Research Methods, Manoj Sharma Jan 2021

Remote Teaching Of Research Methods, Manoj Sharma

UNLV Best Teaching Practices Expo

Research Methods (PBH 360-1002) offered by the School of Public Health was taught remotely by Manoj Sharma to undergraduate students (primarily from public health) in Fall 2020. The specific teaching techniques that were used in teaching this course were delivery as remote learning, organizing the entire course in Canvas and making it available from day 1, recording all lectures beforehand in Panopto, utilizing cases studies, employing WebEx and its breakout sessions, and having skill-building activities in each module that were sequential. In this course, the fourth-generation multi-theory model (MTM) of health behavior change was utilized from a pedagogical perspective to ...


Engaging Students In Online Discussion Boards, Natalie Pennington Jan 2021

Engaging Students In Online Discussion Boards, Natalie Pennington

UNLV Best Teaching Practices Expo

My best teaching practices offers four tips for engaging students in online discussion boards in the digital classroom. By identifying several ways to improve upon this commonly used classroom tool, the poster highlights how to engage students in learning in the course.


Online Collaboration Exercises Replacing Face-To-Face Student Interaction, Candice Wilcken Jan 2021

Online Collaboration Exercises Replacing Face-To-Face Student Interaction, Candice Wilcken

UNLV Best Teaching Practices Expo

Despite the default to online learning in 2020, the demand for online learning has increased over the last 3-5 years. This brings to light the acknowledgment that the traditional higher-education model is seriously challenged. With this challenge, curriculum requires integrating multiple means of engagement, interpretation, and articulation to help meet the students’ needs. The key element to meeting these challenges is collaboration, and for students, the best learning can often happen from one another.


Equity Design Framework, Lindsay J. Russell Jan 2021

Equity Design Framework, Lindsay J. Russell

UNLV Best Teaching Practices Expo

The Equity Design Framework allows instructors to address student equity in their online classes by taking a critical look at their current teaching practices and find ways to enhance equitable opportunities for all students. The framework is set up so the instructor can look at their online course and determine specific aspects that they would like to assess in regards to equity. Instructors then measure their current practices and look for ways they can incorporate equity either through their own self-reflection or by building self-reflective practices into their own teaching.


Pivot To Simulation, Jen Nash Jan 2021

Pivot To Simulation, Jen Nash

UNLV Best Teaching Practices Expo

The global pandemic requires strategic agility from professors to provide the same quality education while minimizing risk of exposure and spread of COVID-19. To simulate patient experiences, I incorporated SimucaseTM. SimucaseTM is a computer-based simulation platform that provides students with experiences designed to develop skills such as clinical observations, interviewing clients and families, collaborating with other disciplines, administering and interpreting assessments, designing intervention plans, and implementing interventions using video-recordings of client scenarios.


Embodiment As A Lens For Learning, Nanette Hilton Jan 2021

Embodiment As A Lens For Learning, Nanette Hilton

UNLV Best Teaching Practices Expo

Regardless of the discipline, applying an embodied rhetorical lens to course material is a productive way for students to assess and gain new knowledge. Our experiences as creatures in bodies affect both how we create a text and how we receive a text (a text and rhetoric being any form of communication whether in written, visual, or performative form). For this reason, both reading and writing a text is a self-reflexive activity.


Survey For Rapport, Allison Mcswain Jan 2021

Survey For Rapport, Allison Mcswain

UNLV Best Teaching Practices Expo

Survey questionnaires can be used as a tool to build rapport with students. This serves a few key purposes: 1. It allows instructors to connect with their students more deeply. 2. It gives students another way to communicate with instructors and makes them feel cared for as people. 3. It allows instructors to learn about patterns within the classroom to guide the curriculum of the course.


Course Master Planning, Haroon Stephen, Jee Woong Park Jan 2021

Course Master Planning, Haroon Stephen, Jee Woong Park

UNLV Best Teaching Practices Expo

Our specific teaching practice is to use a course master plan, which is a comprehensive document that provides the embodiment to the course skeleton often given in the syllabus. The master plan strategy addresses the need to provide multi-level perspectives of the course. The master plan provides a one-stop source of information and enables a consistent course delivery in case of multiple instructors assigned to a course in the same semester or on rotation.


Science In Your Naturehood, Alison Sloat Jan 2021

Science In Your Naturehood, Alison Sloat

UNLV Best Teaching Practices Expo

Engaging students in hands-on scientific research in their NatureHoods, or local neighborhoods, improves student outcomes, learning, and success in remote learning environments.