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OLC Live: The Accelerate Experience - Shared screen with speaker view
(OLC) Laurie Lulow
11:11
Suzanne - is that your school in the background?
(OLC) Laurie Lulow
12:02
so pretty
Jenae Cohn
13:59
Hi, everyone! I’m Jenae, joining here from Sacramento, CA. Who else is here and where are you joining us from?
Brittnee Fisher
14:15
Brittnee Fisher- St. Augustine, Florida
Jenae Cohn
14:16
Bear in mind that Nate and I will kick off the conversation with our panelists about UDL and online learning, but if you’ve got a question, this will be a roundtable dialogue!
Jenae Cohn
14:31
We will keep checking the chat for questions and can invite folks to ask questions of Suzanne, Michelle, or Tom if you’ve got them
Thomas J Tobin
14:32
Hey, everyone. It's @ThomasJTobin here: glad to be part of our #UDL conversation today. Thanks for being here or watching the recording!
Karen Costa
14:35
Hello, I’m Karen Costa, Massachusetts
Suzanne Ehrlich
14:43
Small world, Brittnee, I’m in Jacksonville, Florida
Brittnee Fisher
14:58
Hi, Suzanne! :)
Michelle Bartlett
15:08
Hello! Michelle Bartlett from Raleigh, NC.
Tracy Balduzzi
15:29
Hello all from Syracuse, NY.
Maddie Shellgren
15:37
WOOOOOO
Karen Costa
15:38
And has a book coming out. https://wvupressonline.com/node/865
Karen Costa
15:59
Hello Maddie
Thomas J Tobin
16:09
@Karen: welcome to the WVU Press fam!
Corinne Rowland
16:13
Hi I’m from Sacramento State as well on the UDL team in the Academic Technology Center.
Karen Costa
16:20
Moi? Not me. Jenae! :)
Thomas J Tobin
16:37
D'oh: I thought perhaps you'd followed up the 99 book!
Karen Costa
16:47
Lol not yet.
Jenae Cohn
17:27
Karen, you’d be VERY welcome with the WVUP crew, just sayin’ :)
Jenae Cohn
17:31
(And thanks for sharing the book link too!)
Maddie Shellgren
17:31
Also hi @Karen :D
Karen Costa
18:26
I enjoy selling other people’s books!
Jenae Cohn
19:07
Tom’s book is GREAT
Karen Costa
19:12
https://wvupressonline.com/node/757
Clea Mahoney
19:59
👏
LaDonna Reynolds (she/her/hers)
19:59
Cool story!
Thomas J Tobin
20:16
Thx, @LaDonna
Jenae Cohn
22:15
We <3 the chat! We’d love it if you’d share why you decided to join us today and/or your questions for Tom, Suzanne, and Michelle
Jenae Cohn
22:40
We also invite folks other than me and Nate to come on the mic if you’d like to ask your question out loud (but we’re cool with amplifying your voice from the chat too)
Karen Costa
22:42
I have a question. I’ve been thinking about where ADHD learners fit into UDL. Curious if y’all have thoughts on that. It would seem like a great example of how designing to lower barriers for those students would benefit everyone (in terms of exec function support, attention, engagement).
Jenae Cohn
23:13
@Karen, I’m happy to amplify that one! I’m really interested in that too
Jenae Cohn
23:53
“If it only impacts one person, that’s enough,” love that thought
Michelle Bartlett
24:19
Yes, yes, yes @Karen. I hope we talk more about this.
Tracy Balduzzi
24:36
@Kare, that is a good question. It must be such a challenge for k-12 right now
Thomas J Tobin
24:54
@Karen, ADHD and other attention-based attributes benefit well from a UDL approach, because it's all about offering choices in how learners stay engaged, get information, and show what they know. Everyone thinks ADHD is "ping pong brain," but it also includes the ability to reinforce ideas using multiple methods or materials.
Stephanie Foote
25:29
Great question!
Jenae Cohn
26:22
Thanks for tackling this in the chat, Tom! We’ll appreciate hearing more out loud too :)…Love that you highlight the ability to reinforce ideas using multiple methods (just as Michelle is voicing here)
Jenae Cohn
26:39
And @Tracey, good point about the application for K-12 too
Thomas J Tobin
26:54
"Multiple means of. . ." can feel like "I have to cover every possibility," so I advise folks to start with a "plus one" mindset. Is there one way interactions happen now? Give just one more way "in."
Tracy Balduzzi
27:11
Sorry Karen, I dropped your n. I did not mean to!
Karen Costa
27:28
So if lecture’s all you offer, that’s less than ideal...
Mrs. Katherine Fisne
27:29
Excellent point @Thomas! I find my faculty often feel the panic in the "multiple means of..."
Karen Costa
28:15
I like that @Tom, sounds sustainable for faculty
Michelle Bartlett
28:27
Further, it doesn’t need to be multiple = 20 different ways… which can equal grading/feedback nightmare.
Suzanne Ehrlich
29:19
https://it.wisc.edu/learn/guides/manage-slower-internet-low-bandwidth/
Michelle Bartlett
29:28
Yes! Adding flexibility does not decrease rigor.
Jenae Cohn
29:55
^+1
Clea Mahoney
29:55
what does rigor even mean…sorry, loaded question
Michelle Bartlett
30:09
Absolutely!
Clea Mahoney
30:12
😊
Tracy Balduzzi
30:12
Clea, you are trying to start something :)!
Clea Mahoney
30:19
always
Karen Costa
30:25
Both/and
Jenae Cohn
30:26
I love that Clea is here to start something!!
Karen Costa
30:31
Higher ed often lives in either/or
Thomas J Tobin
30:33
@Clea: yeah!
Karen Costa
30:42
Rigor and fun can coexist!
Clea Mahoney
30:43
(so cool to see you here, Tom!)
Karen Costa
30:48
Rigor and care!
Clea Mahoney
30:58
💜 Karen
Jenae Cohn
30:59
That’s a great point, Karen… We can work towards a world where both/and in higher ed can exist and be great!
Michelle Bartlett
31:04
Rigor and empathy can coexist too! :-)
Tracy Balduzzi
31:12
@Michelle, yes!
Jenae Cohn
31:14
Yes, Michelle!
Clea Mahoney
31:14
Rigor and flexibility/adaptability, too
Suzanne Ehrlich
31:38
Yes, Clea, flexibility has been at the center of that conversation here as well
Thomas J Tobin
31:44
I am here for your questions, ideas, wholesome content, and pictures of your pets.
Karen Costa
32:10
100%
Jenae Cohn
33:08
“Opportunities for grace” YES
Karen Costa
33:18
The faculty who I work with tell me they are forever changed. And that’s come at the price of extreme stress and trauma, but they are more flexible, more caring, and better at articulating that to students.
Tracy Balduzzi
33:30
Yes - empathy for everyone!
Thomas J Tobin
33:36
@Karen: definitely!
Karen Costa
33:54
Many of them also put off “doing tech stuff” because they were so damn busy. This forced them to learn it, and they are telling me they’re really glad they did. And that they’ll use it even if they go back to f2f.
Michelle Bartlett
34:20
97 was just yesterday… lol way back??
Jenae Cohn
34:21
That’s heartening, Karen! That sentiment reminds me of Kevin Gannon’s Chronicle piece from a while ago about how online teaching made him a better f2f teacher
Suzanne Ehrlich
34:27
Karen, that makes me think of my students who have expressed that they would like faculty to leverage vulnerability in their courses now and in the future
Karen Costa
34:28
Yup, that’s a great piece
Karen Costa
34:43
And here it is! https://www.chronicle.com/article/teaching-online-will-make-you-a-better-teacher-in-any-setting/
Jenae Cohn
34:49
You beat me to it!
Jenae Cohn
34:50
:)
Clea Mahoney
34:52
thanks for that link Karen!
Karen Costa
35:00
Zoom is the ketchup!!!! Not the burger
Clea Mahoney
35:12
🍔
Jenae Cohn
35:14
@Suzanne, love that your students and faculty are discussing vulnerability… That’s so powerful
Tracy Balduzzi
35:18
@Karen, LOVE that
Nate Angell (he/him) Hypothesis, Portland, OR
35:31
That makes it sounds like zoom is a healthy vegetable tho LOL
Jenae Cohn
35:37
“UDL as a way of approaching interactions” is great
Clea Mahoney
35:53
we gonna have the ketchup is a vegetable debate, Nate? 😉
Jenae Cohn
36:38
HA, that might have to be the topic of a full 30-minute OLC Live!
Tracy Balduzzi
36:40
There goes Clea, trying to start something again LOL :)!
Karen Costa
36:46
They actually make a ketchup with extra vegetables
Jenae Cohn
36:54
whaaaaat
Brittnee Fisher
37:08
Vulnerability has been a big part of my classroom experience this semester. I think the students require give and take.
Thomas J Tobin
37:09
@All: I love to help folks see that UDL is *not* “doing tech stuff," but it's a mindset.
Tracy Balduzzi
37:10
@Karen, is it good?
Karen Costa
37:17
https://www.foodbusinessnews.net/articles/14480-kraft-heinz-debuts-ketchup-with-added-vegetables#:~:text=New%20Heinz%20Tomato%20Ketchup%20with,no%20high%2Dfructose%20corn%20syrup.
Nate Angell (he/him) Hypothesis, Portland, OR
37:27
There are some good small batch ketchups here in Portland
Jenae Cohn
37:30
Totally a mindset, Tom, good point
Thomas J Tobin
37:48
A question for everyone: what's one thing you do right now that lowers a barrier for learners or for colleagues?
Karen Costa
38:12
Are you leading a workshop @jenae?
Tracy Balduzzi
38:33
I like to meet with each student one-on-one and ask how they learn and how they like to receive feedback.
Jenae Cohn
38:36
I am, Karen!
Karen Costa
38:43
Which one boo?
Jenae Cohn
38:46
And with that… I’m sad to bounce because I’ll be missing everyone’s great recommendations!
Suzanne Ehrlich
38:54
Thanks Jenae!
Jenae Cohn
38:57
Private one for some faculty at Lynchburg :)
Clea Mahoney
38:59
good question, Tom - creating lots of support materials “just in case” learners need them, vs. waiting for them to ask
Karen Costa
39:07
Oh :(
Jenae Cohn
39:08
Should be fun! Look forward to seeing you all on the Internet soon! :)
Karen Costa
39:11
Have fun
Nate Angell (he/him) Hypothesis, Portland, OR
39:12
Oh, I like Tom’s question here…can folks answer here in chat? Love to see a list
Jenae Cohn
39:15
I know… hopefully there will be some public ones soon!!
Jenae Cohn
39:21
Thanks for the conversation, everyone!!
Karen Costa
39:32
Oh when is that Suzanne???
Brittnee Fisher
39:43
First 10 minutes of my "live online" class is open office hours. Chatting, question asking, catching up with one another. Trying my best to give my students a classroom experience in Zoom.
Clea Mahoney
39:53
love that, Brittnee
(OLC) Laurie Lulow
40:07
We are at the five minute mark - and to avoid interrupting this great conversation, I will add our closing business information here in chat!
Thomas J Tobin
40:18
@Brittnee: Ooh, nice. You can +1 that with a text-based channel, like chat or a Google Doc. It's a simple thing, but powerful!
(OLC) Laurie Lulow
40:23
Each OLC-Accelerate session has a link to complete a session evaluation. These are important for our future planning and for our presenters to receive feedback. Your submission enters you into a drawing for a $25 gift card!https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdYF5GwczFWqemgZM_s0R0k3EurmMysomIzxsALTuv1mJG-EA/viewform?entry.1952643545&entry.1303143111&entry.1961758182=9452&entry.598587566&entry.965164067&entry.1431947991=8663
Tracy Balduzzi
41:14
I like to meet with each student one-on-one and ask how they learn and how they like to receive feedback.
Mary Beth Messner
41:17
We shared a guide for faculty with LMS how-tos presented in a variety of ways: video demo, simulation, and PDF.
Karen Costa
41:30
Give a student an Incomplete rather than an F
Suzanne Ehrlich
41:41
Yes, Karen! I get heat for this though…
Thomas J Tobin
41:41
@Tracy & @MaryBeth: good to check in and hear your students 1:1 where you can!
Clea Mahoney
41:48
oooh that is great, Mary Beth! We made a website for LMS support that used those things, too
Karen Costa
41:51
Forgiveness not permission! :)
Mary Beth Messner
42:14
Faculty need options just like our students. :)
Mrs. Katherine Fisne
42:15
For faculty PD sessions, we've promoted sessions as "come as you are" no prep sessions since time is tight. For my students, I've switched to the restrictions to unlock the next assignment so they can work ahead if they need to better accommodate other classes as we approach the end.
Karen Costa
42:23
+1 for flexibility
Karen Costa
42:33
I like that Katherine for faculty
Nate Angell (he/him) Hypothesis, Portland, OR
42:34
Flexibility for mode, time, and space!
Thomas J Tobin
42:40
@Katherine: love the faculty "come as you are" approach. +1 how they share their ideas.
Karen Costa
42:43
Everything I do is come as you are
Clea Mahoney
42:51
me too, Karen 😂
Karen Costa
42:52
How else would you come? :)
Tracy Balduzzi
42:53
@Karen, we are not allowed to give an incomplete for the course I teach but what Utica College has done during the pandemic is that students can petition to Withdraw without academic penalty and they can do that even after the grades are posted.
Clea Mahoney
43:35
I would like to come as a unicorn
Clea Mahoney
43:42
🦄
Karen Costa
43:45
I’m heading to a 3:30. Thanks all! Have a great rest of your day.
Michelle Bartlett
43:48
Yes @Clea!
Suzanne Ehrlich
43:52
Thanks!
Mrs. Katherine Fisne
43:55
+1 Clea!!! Unicorns welcome!
Tracy Balduzzi
43:55
Is there a unicorn as a video filter!?
(OLC) Laurie Lulow
44:01
Accelerate 2021 - CFP will open in March! Consider submitting your proposal - we hope to see you F2F in Washington, DC in October next year.
Clea Mahoney
44:11
(there is but my institution blocks the fun filters, sadly!)
Mary Beth Messner
44:22
Great discussion - can't wait to see Tom's session later this week to hear more!
Thomas J Tobin
44:36
Thanks, everyone--catch you all soon!
Thomas J Tobin
44:51
Rate our session: mark all the 5s and you'll be done!
Suzanne Ehrlich
45:00
Who blocks fun Clea?!
Clea Mahoney
45:04
lol consider it done, Tom
Corinne Rowland
45:17
Thank you