Presenters will share an overview of remote teaching best practices and course design at scale, the advantages of a hybrid remote model, and the basics of student-centered backward course design. The conversation will focus on how faculty can remain flexible as the scenarios change in the coming months, and how the skills learned are valuable independent of delivery mode.
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Valerie Hartman is an Instructional Designer with the Peabody Institute with over six years of experience in higher education. Solid editing and visual design skills, reinforced with a strong background in technology, allow her to present key messages with clarity and style for maximum comprehension. She partners with faculty to create learning experiences that motivate students, improve comprehension, and foster the application of new skills. She integrates academic technologies for primarily online and blended learning courses that improve student engagement and learning outcomes. She earned a BBA in finance and management from the University of Houston and a master’s in professional writing from Towson University. She is currently working towards a doctorate in Instructional Technology at Towson University with research interests in active learning, neuroeducation, and universal design for learning.
Joseph Montcalmo has spent his career building, developing, and deploying educational content and collaborating with fellow educators. In his current role as the Director of Academic Technology and Instructional Design for the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, he is involved in every aspect of academic technology, from online learning to classroom-based technology. He has created online learning business plans for multiple universities, has experience with learning space design, and is an online adjunct faculty member. Joseph earned his MBA with a focus on Management from Saint Joseph’s University, and has presented on topics including effective collaboration, online pedagogy, integration of technology into teaching and learning, and approaches to successful leadership.