Hi everyone and welcome to the PD for Fall 2021. Happy to have you!
Second, please fill out the Doodle poll HERE. Keep in mind that while this is for next week, the meeting will be recurring (though not every week.) Once we have a day and time set, I’ll send out a syllabus. We’ll meet sometimes synchronously on Zoom and other times asynchronously. Please note that Doodle has three options: yes, no and “if necessary.” Please use the third option for times you are begrudgingly available.
Keep in mind, you are paid for the PD (30 hours at your non-teaching rate.) This is based on attendance and contribution. Basically, this means that you show up, read the articles and write the blog posts more-or-less on time (so we can discuss them!)
There will also be a “bigger” contribution to the department, which we’ll talk about, which will either be a new unit that fits into the model course curricula, a tutorial for a educational technology, or anything else that corresponds with the model courses that you think might benefit the department at large. It’s not a huge amount of work and will probably arise naturally out of the work we do together this semester. Please don’t sweat it.