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Small Teaching Online: Applying Learning Science in Online Classes

June 18, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Office of the Next in Education in conjunction with Synergy Through Collaboration will be hosting a 3-part book club series centered around the book Small Teaching Online: Applying Learning Science in Online Classes by Flower Darby and James M. Lang. This book presents the concept of small teaching and its simplicity centering around small and strategic changes having enormous power to improve student learning. Darby and Lang cover the unique challenges instructors encounter when teaching an online course.

During the last session author Flower Darby will be joining for an informal discussion with participants. Darby is the Assistant Dean of Online and Innovative Pedagogies at Northern Arizona University, teaching for over 23 years in English, Educational Technology, Leadership, Dance, and Pilates. Darby speaks, writes, and consults about teaching and learning through both nationally and internationally. Contact for more information.

Recent Publications in The Chronicle of Higher Education

5 Low-Tech, Time-Saving Ways to Teach Online During Covid-19

How to Recover the Joy of Teaching After an Online Pivot

Sessions will be held as follows:

Session 1:  June 18, 11am-12pm EST; Introduction and Part I

Session 2: June 29, 1pm-2pm EST; Part II

Session 3*: July 9, 3pm-4pm EST; Part III & Conclusion

Author Session: July 9, 3:30pm-4:30pm; Informal Discussion with Author Flower Darby


-Approximately 80 pages per session

-Calendar invites will be sent to email below

-First 10 UNC registrants will receive a free book when registering for all sessions!


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June 18, 2020
11:00 am - 12:00 pm