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Education Resource Center Series: Managing Stress in Research Courses through Intentional Course Design: Resolutions for a New Semester

January 28, 2021 : 10:00am - 11:30am PDT

Online Workshop

Event Details

This 90-minute interactive workshop acknowledges the stress affecting students and instructors--particularly related to research courses--as we begin a new semester and provides effective course design practices that can aid in managing that stress. Unlike wellness workshops focused on the importance of mental and physical health aspects of stress, this workshop instead uses the lens of course planning and teaching decisions that can impact instructor and student stress levels during the semester. Participants will actively collaborate in breakout groups and while using the chat to select, plan, and share updates to the design of their online research courses with the goal of better managing stress. This workshop is recommended for university faculty and/or those assisting faculty with the design and teaching of their online courses. In particular, examples will focus on research courses. This might also be of interest to graduate students who are TAs. This workshop is capped at 200 participants. Learning Objective By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to● Select a course design technique for managing instructor/student stress● Plan the implementation of the chosen technique Speaker Dr. Katherine GuevaraDr. Guevara directs the SC CTSI Education Resource Center and its learning initiatives, and supports overall education program development, administration and evaluation. Katherine Guevara is an experienced educator and EdTech innovator.  She earned a doctorate in Policy, with research on inclusive education policy for digital equity, and a Master’s degree in teaching.  As assistant adjunct faculty, Katherine enjoys teaching at USC’s Rossier School of Education and has taught specialized courses for Gould School of Law and Sol Price School of Public Policy.  She is a certified instructional designer and has developed curriculum face-to-face, online, on TV, and via mobile app in the U.S. and abroad.  Katherine is most proud of creating an educational television series and accompanying textbook that reached more than a million learners while she was a U.S. Department of State Fellow, and founding her social enterprise, Mobile Teacher, which provides a platform where educators in developing countries can share and leverage best practices to provide quality education to learners without barriers via apps that work without Internet.  Most recently, Katherine has been busy at the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Hebrew Union Colleges training hundreds of faculty from every discipline to teach online, and consulting with UNICEF on education in emergencies for vulnerable populations such as learners who are indigenous, refugees, and those with special needs.

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