In the know about FUSION

February 25, 2021

Greetings!

As we look to the spring semester, we wanted to invite you to join your NH peers to discuss teaching and community engagement in the time of COVID-19. This informal session will be facilitated by Nickie Lora, Director of the Meelia Center and an Instructor of Social Work in the Sociology and Social Work Department at Saint Anselm College. Feel free to stay for the entire duration and connect with your colleagues, or to just pop in with a question. Bring your most successful strategy and something you’re still working on to share with your colleagues!

April 22nd 3PM-5PM:

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMlcO6vqTgjHdfFRSTOp7zY10W148x7hyD8

May 13, 2021 3PM-4PM:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0pf-Ggpj4tGNQhOJx55y5KY4hduycS480M

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

NEW SESSION ADDED: FUSION COURSE

March 23 – April 1, 2021
Free for members in New England

Through this faculty development course, learn how to infuse community-based learning into online courses to give students hands-on, real-world experience that will strengthen learning, create connections to the larger community, and improve student retention rates.

FUSION WEBINAR SERIES

These webinars, offered with the generous support of the Davis Educational Foundation, are designed to provide added support to faulty integrating community engagement into existing curricula. Learn more >

Equalizing Online Learning
Thursday, March 4
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM Eastern

This session will focus on strategies for addressing the challenges in a remote teaching environment, including equity and accessibility issues; effective approaches for building community in an online setting and communicating expectations and strategies for student success.

Re-Imagining Engagement and Partnerships During Virtual CEL
Friday, March 12
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM Eastern

This presentation will first focus on best practices of reciprocity, and the challenges and unexpected gifts of achieving that virtually. Next will be a presentation (and small group discussions) of the 4 Ps of engagement, technology and organizational tools, and reflection assignments that can facilitate successful virtual CEL.

Preparing Students for Remote Learning and Assessing/Evaluating Student Learning in an Online Setting
Wednesday, March 24
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM Eastern

The shift to remote learning this past year has highlighted challenges and opportunities for incorporating effective assessment and evaluation of student learning in an online setting. Additional challenges and opportunities emerge when community-engaged learning is at the center of your course. The goal of this session is to provide frameworks, examples, and resources for implementation in your own community-engaged online courses.

Flipping the Online Classroom
Thursday, April 8, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM Eastern

This session will focus on designing and implementing courses with high levels of student interaction, engagement, and community-based learning. We will introduce strategies and approaches for enhancing students’ skills in leadership, teamwork, and problem-solving through supportive learning communities, student-led activities, and student-directed learning.