CETALK, A Pedagogy Podcast by CETAL

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Episode 1 -- Open Educational Resources with Chris Sweet

Episode 2 -- In-Class Activities for an Online Environment with Mignon Monpetit

Episode 3 -- Engaging Students Online with Pennie Gray

Episode 4 -- How to Use Games in the Classroom and in Course Design with Gavin Leach

Episode 5 -- Teaching Online as a Matter of Policy with Andrew Shallue

Episode 6 -- Civic Engagement as Pedagogy with Deborah Halperin

Episode 7 -- How to Look Good on Zoom with Josh Lowe and ART240

Episode 8 -- Undergraduate Research Processes with Leah Nillas

Episode 9 -- HyFlex as a Mindset with Kate Browne


Episode 1 -- Open Educational Resources with Chris Sweet

In this episode, Information Literacy librarian Chris Sweet offers an introduction to open educational resources--what they are, where to get them, and how to use them in your classroom.

 

Resources

Open Educational Resources @Ames Library

Announcement about OER Exploratory Grants

 

About Chris

Chris Sweet (csweet@iwu.edu) is the Information Literacy and Scholarly Communications Librarian at Illinois Wesleyan University. He has a diverse library background that includes experience in archives, public libraries, and community colleges. This diversity, along with his liberal arts background has heavily influenced his scholarship. Chris has eclectic and ever-changing interests, but much of his scholarship revolves around information literacy, library instruction, and social justice. In 2015, Chris began researching and writing about the history of bicycling.


Episode 2 -- In-Class Activities for an Online Environment with Mignon Monpetit

In this episode, psychology professor Mignon Monpetit describes her strategies for moving in-class activities to the online classroom environment.

 

About Mignon

Mignon Monpetit Jolly (mmontpet@iwu.edu) is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Illinois Wesleyan University. She specializes in lifespan development, focusing on issues affecting the elderly population. During the pandemic, she has been innovative in her efforts to offer her students opportunities, including student-faculty research collaboration.


Episode 3 -- Engaging Students Online with Pennie Gray

In this episode, Kate and Educational Studies professor Pennie Gray about her experiences teaching online for the first time, how she engages students on Zoom, and what technologies she’s excited about keeping when students return to the in-person classroom.

 

About Pennie

Professor Gray (pgray1@iwu.edu) taught middle school reading for twelve years prior to joining the Educational Studies department as an adjunct faculty member in 2002. She is currently an associate professor and teaches courses in child study, elementary reading, children’s literature, and first year composition (Gateway).

Professor Gray is deeply committed to the social justice mission of the university and the Educational Studies department and enjoys learning with and from her students. Literacy in general and writing in particular are two of her passions. She is licensed in Illinois as a Reading Specialist (K-12) and holds additional teaching licenses in elementary education (K-9) and reading instruction (K-12).


Episode 4 -- How to Use Games in the Classroom and in Course Design with Gavin Leach

 

In this episode, Kate talks with Professor of Marketing and the Associate Director of the IDEA center Gavin Leach about how to use games in the classroom and also how to use gamification as a way to think about digital course design.

 

Resources

About Gavin

Gavin Leach grew up in New Mexico and considers himself a Lobo for life, having earned all of his degrees from the University of New Mexico (MA in Organizational Communication). His research interests include instructional design for teaching millenials, quality of life factors for young professionals and academic community engagement with non-profit organizations. Gavin is Associate Director of Innovation and Instructor in Business at Illinois Wesleyan University.


Episode 5 -- Teaching Online as a Matter of Policy with Andrew Shallue

 

In this episode, computer science professor Andrew Shallue about teaching online as a matter of policy. CORRECTION: Kate incorrectly identifies Andrew as a professor of mathematics at the beginning of the episode.

 

Resources

draw.io --an app for easily creating sharable graphics

 

About Andrew

Andrew started at IWU in Fall 2009.  His research area is algorithmic number theory and its applications to cryptography.  Algorithmic number theory is very conducive to student research, and students who are interested in doing a research project are encouraged to contact Andrew (ashallue@iwu.edu), especially if they have programming experience.


Episode 6 -- Civic Engagement as Pedagogy with Deborah Halperin

In this episode, Action Research Center Director Deborah Halperin talks about the intersections between civic engagement and pedagogy.

 

Resources

Brandi Reissenwebber's project with the Prairie Aviation Museum: https://www.iwu.edu/news/2019/ student-writers-inspired-by- stories-of-local-veterans.html

 
Asset-Based Community Development: https:// resources.depaul.edu/abcd- institute/Pages/default.aspx
 
Strong Towns: https://www. strongtowns.org/
 
ARC partnership with Jim Simeone's FYE Citizen Scholars: https://www.iwu.edu/ news/2019/community- greenhouse-blooms-from- partnership.html

West Bloomington Revitalization Project: https://www. westbloomington.org/

 

About Deborah

Deborah is the Director of the Action Research Center at Illinois Wesleyan University.  In her role, she facilitates community-university partnerships, assists faculty with co-curricular service learning projects and teaches courses in community-based research and grant writing.

Deborah serves on the Board of Directors for Milestones Early Learning Center and Preschool and the West Bloomington Revitalization Project. Deborah has also been a part of the United Way Income Vision Council, Conexiones, the MultiCultural Leadership Program, and the McLean County Wellness Coalition.

Deborah has been honored as a YWCA Woman of Distinction in the category of Social Services and was one of the community’s Top 20 under 40.  Deborah has been a featured speaker at local as well as national conferences concerning community partnerships and higher education. Deborah has also been participated in a local TEDx Youth program where she co-presented with her children.

With 25 years of experience in not-for-profits, Deborah’s professional career includes the American Red Cross, MADD, the National Runaway Switchboard, Planned Parenthood, and the YWCA.  She has also worked as a grant writer and a strategic planning consultant. 

Deborah has a Bachelor's degree in sociology from Cornell College in Mt. Vernon, Iowa. She also has a Master of Science degree in Human Service Administration.

Originally from Hawaii, Deborah has lived in Bloomington since 2003.  Her husband, Greg, is an ophthalmologist at the Gailey Eye Clinic and she has three children: Griffin, Tess, and Leo. 

Contact Deborah at dhalperi@iwu.


Episode 7 -- How to Look Good on Zoom with Josh Lowe and ART240

 

In this video episode, graphic design professor Josh Lowe and his ART240 class teach us how to look good on zoom.

 

About Josh

Josh Lowe (jlowe@iwu.edu) is an assistant professor of graphic design in the School of Art at Illinois Wesleyan University.


Episode 8 -- Undergraduate Research Processes with Leah Nillas

 

In this episode, educational studies professor Leah Nillas shares her insights about the process and practice of undergraduate research.

 

Resources

Undergraduate Research Timeline (PDF)

Digital Commons @IWU Readership Map

Educational Studies Research Page

 

About Leah

Professor Nillas (lnillas@iwu.edu) started her mathematics teaching career as a high school teacher but later spent years working and teaching in distance education. She has taught diverse groups of learners from high school students, pre-service teachers, adult learners, to in-service mathematics teachers. Her fascination for research lies strongly on topics such as classroom discourse (language and mathematics), pre-service teacher's mathematical understanding, teaching and learning with technology (all content areas), teacher research, and online teaching and learning.


Episode 9 -- HyFlex as a Mindset with Kate Browne

Resources

Jesse Stommel's "Ungrading"

Digital Pedagogy Lab

Hybrid Pegagogy (Theory + Practice Resources)

 

About Kate

Kate Browne (kbrowne@iwu.edu) is the Teaching, Learning, and Technology Digital Strategist in the Information Technology Services department at IWU. She is also a writer, speaker, and researcher on a mission to rewrite the stories we tell about ourselves. She uses her PhD in Writing Pedagogy for good as a professor teaching at the intersection(s) of digital media and storytelling.

 

About Libby

I am a scientific educator, passionate about teaching and learning- actively seeking out innovation and continuously developing my teaching strategies. I am responsible for the coordination and instruction of our foundational biology course laboratories (BIOL 101/102). In this course, students are introduced to the process of science and encouraged to experimentally design and conduct their own research projects. Students learn how to analyze and communicate their results to a wider audience. In addition, the General Biology labs provide students an in-depth study of the physiology and structure of a variety of organisms with additional opportunities to develop dissection skills.

As an educator, my role is not to simply provide information, but rather to facilitate the learning of that information. I utilize active learning strategies and student feedback to create opportunities that will help them learn best. I strive to create an inclusive environment and I am committed to the personal development of my students. My work in teaching and learning has been incredibly fulfilling and I am dedicated to continuing the conversation and advocating for the use of informed and effective teaching methods in higher education.

Contact Libby at ehaywood@iwu.edu