Workshop: Best Lo-Fi Online Pedagogy Practices

Please join Melissa Dinsman and Sarah Cornish for a collaborative session about making student connections in online learning. This workshop will cover three main areas:

  • Building Community in the Online Classroom
  • Building Better Group Work
  • Building in Consistency

To participate in this workshop you need only come with a question you want to discuss in one of these three areas and a willingness to help brainstorm solutions to other peoples online classroom concerns. Melissa and Sarah will also share their own experiences of what has and has not worked in their online classes.

If you would like to participate in this workshop, please sign up by Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. 

The workshop will take place on Friday, Jan. 29, 2021 between 12 noon and 1:30pm.


Workshop: Remote Pedagogy

As many of us continue to meet the challenges of remote instruction, we would like to invite you to participate in a casual crowd-sourced workshop on the best tips and strategies you’ve developed for your remote teaching during these times.

The Space Between Teaching Tips Seminar is an opportunity for Space Between members to collaborate, share tips, and learn from others. By harnessing the collective work of our many experienced members, we hope to strengthen the pedagogical toolkits of all participants, and better prepare ourselves as we continue to face these unprecedented times.

Organizers: Megan Faragher and Melissa Dinsman

Date and Time: October 23, 2020 @ 12pm EST (via Zoom)

Space Between Members who wish to participate in the Workshop on Remote Pedagogy should use the Intake Form provided to Members. 

Space Between Workshop on Virtual Writing Groups

Writing groups can be a key to professional productivity. While graduate programs often facilitate writing groups, adjunct faculty, independent scholars, faculty at teaching-centered institutions, and mid-career scholars may find it difficult to create a sustainable group. These challenges are exacerbated by social distancing restrictions. This Zoom workshop will help participants articulate their writing group needs and identify a format to meet those needs. Emphasis will be placed on writing groups in online settings. Before the workshop, participants will complete an intake form and read a short article by Helen Sword on best practices. During the workshop, presenters and participants will discuss personal writing group challenges and successes, along with advantages and disadvantages of particular formats. Participants will then break into groups (based on intake forms) to outline attainable goals, discuss the kinds of writing they want to workshop, and brainstorm ideas for creating groups post-workshop.

Organizers: Aimee Armande Wilson, Ravenel Richardson, Liz O’Connor, and Claire Buck

Date: August 5, 2020, 1:00-2:30PM [via Zoom]

Space Between Members who wish to participate in the Workshop on Virtual Writing Groups should use the Workshop Intake Form.

Update: If you are a Space Between member who would is interested in starting a writing group, please use the sign-up sheet circulated at the workshop.