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Montana State University GTA Orientation 2013 Prezi

Lindsey Jackson and Catherine Johnson

Catherine Johnson

on 22 September 2013

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Create your Teaching Persona
Effective Teaching Strategies for Face to Face and Online Learning Environments
Building Community
By the end of this presentation, attendees will:

Learn tips to connect and develop relationships with students
Discover a new teaching persona for future classes online or face to face
Plan new assessment techniques for use at various times during the course
In groups, discuss what you want your teaching persona to be in this semester
Alshare, K. and Miller, D. (2009). Student perceptions of the importance of instructor traits: a cross-cultural study. Academy of Educational Leadership Journal. 13.2. P107

Boettcher, J. V., & Conrad, R. (2010). The online teaching survival guide: Simple and practical pedagogical tips. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Davis, B. G. (2003). Demystifying assessment: Learning from the field of evaluation. In W. Y. Lee (Ed.), ASHE Reader series: Assessment and program evaluation (2nd ed., 33-48). Boston, MA: Pearson.

Hanna, D. E., Glowacki-Dudka, M., & Conceicao, S. C. O. (2000). 147 practical tips for teaching online groups: Essentials of Web-based education. Madison, Wis: Atwood Pub.

Hayes, T and Moreno, V. (2013). Online Courses. Presentation for Center of Faculty Excellence, Montana State University.

Lang, J. M. (2007). Crafting a teaching persona. Chronicle of Higher Education, 53(23), C.2.
persona. (n.d.). Dictionary.com Unabridged. Retrieved March 19, 2013, from Dictionary.com website: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/persona

Ragan, L. (2007, August 27). Best Practices in Online Teaching - During Teaching - Introduction. Retrieved from the Connexions Web site: http://cnx.org/content/m14943/1.5/

Moreno, V. (2013). Online Courses. Presentation for Center of Faculty Excellence, Montana State University.

Xu, D. and Jaggers, S. (2013). Adaptability to Online Learning: Differences Across Types of Students and Academic Subject Areas. CCRC Working Paper No. 54. Retrived from http://ccrc.tc.columbia.edu/media/k2/attachments/adaptability-to-online-learning.pdf

Walvoord, B. E. (2004). Chapter 1: For everyone: The basics of assessment. Assessment clear and simple: A practical guide for institutions, departments, and general education (pp. 1-24). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
Establish office hours
Provide contact information
the personality of an instructor as they teach
Describe your current teaching persona in three words
To participate or not to participate...
Why Assess?
Ongoing Assessment
Using Assessment Data
Getting to know them....
Meet and Greets
Studies show that some student populations struggle to succeed and adapt in online courses.
(Xu & Jaggers, 2013)
Keeping Track of Students
Student folders
Track details on students from bio/student posts
Keep details in folders and reference when dealing with student
Be Explicit
Say what you mean, mean what you say, but don't say it mean
Consider the format of your posts, emails, IMs, etc.
Course Materials
Course Schedule
Monday Memos
Friday Nightcaps
Connections to the real world
Professor response
Model active participation
Modified from: Ragan, L. (2007, August 27). Best Practices in Online Teaching - During Teaching - Introduction. Retrieved from the Connexions Web site: http://cnx.org/content/m14943/1.5/
Teaching Persona
Communicate availability
Meaningful feedback early on goes a long way
Feedback- specific and general comments
Turnaround time for questions
Presence and cadence in teaching,
finding the sweet spot between overwhelming instructor presence and leaving your students to flounder alone
Have multiple modes of contact
In summary...
Get to know them
Build community
Be available
In summary...
Be specific and considerate
Provide timeline
Use and organize resources
Direct your students
Make connections
Describe that new persona with three words
Effective Teaching Strategies
Learning Objectives
Early & Ongoing Assessment
Fuel for...
Getting to know your students
Creating the best teaching persona for your class
Building community
Learning from new resources
Finding new areas to connect to real world
Moreno, 2013, dictionary.com, 2013

Catherine Johnson
Adjunct Instructor, Northern Plains Transition to Teaching
Doctoral Student, Adult & Higher Education

In groups of three, share three icebreakers you use or would like to use in your course.
Persona: noun. the mask or facade presented to satisfy the demands of the situation or the environment
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