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Faculty Development Week - Resources

Faculty Development Week Resources - Websites & Links

Day One - Resources

Artificial Intelligence and Healthcare
Author: Health Sciences Library
Type: Website

Description: This is a topic guide for Artificial Intelligence in Health Care. An Information Specialist from Unity Health Toronto curates resources listed in the guide. Please use the tabs on the page to explore different resources, including the section related to health professions education.

 


 

Day Two - Resources

A Mindset, Not a Program: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the Time of COVID-19
Author: John Partington
Type: Blog Post

Description: A blog post by John Partington on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

Day Two - Resources

A Step-By-Step Course to Launch and Lead An Equitable Online Classroom
Authors: Sheldon L. Eakins, Marcus J.W. Borders
Type: Online Course

Description: Are you planning to launch an online classroom? Awesome. Online learning allows students to engage with multimedia content and interact with their classmates at whatever time is convenient for them. However, the process of getting started with setting up a virtual classroom can feel daunting. What Learning Management System and Apps should you use? How many instructional materials should you assign? How do you make learning fun and engaging? And even after your course is online, how do you create opportunities for interaction between you and your students?

Day Two - Resources

Centering Equity in Remote Learning
Author: Aakriti Kapoor
Type: Blog Post

Description: Since the onset of online learning during COVID-19, a key equity concern for educators has been access to digital devices and the internet: how can students learn online if they don’t even have access to the necessary technology? School boards in Ontario have been working to provide families in need with devices and Internet access. Yet, as we move into the final few weeks of the school year and plan for learning during and beyond COVID-19, technology access alone won’t solve equity concerns.

Day Two - Resources

Equity, Diversity & Inclusivity Considerations
Author: Centre for Faculty Development
Type: Website

Description: Resources that focus on creating equitable, accessible and inclusive online learning environments and a space for educators to gain insights into best practices in digital pedagogy.

Day Two - Resources

Resources at U of T Centre for Teaching Support and Innovation on Inclusive Teaching
Author: Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation
Type: Collection of Resources

Description: CTSI has developed several resources for instructors who wish to ensure that their courses and classrooms are inclusive to as many students as possible.

Day Two - Resources

Tool: Recognizing Microaggressions and the Messages They Send
Type: Tool

Description: Microaggressions are the everyday verbal, nonverbal, and environmental slights, snubs, or insults, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative messages to target persons based solely upon their marginalized group membership (from Diversity in the Classroom, UCLA Diversity & Faculty Development, 2014). The first step in addressing microaggressions is to recognize when a microaggression has occurred and what message it may be sending. The context of the relationship and situation is critical. Below are common themes to which microaggressions attach.

 


 

Day Three - Resources

AMEE Guide 39: Online Assessment
Authors: Reg Dennick, Simon Wilkinson, Nigel Purcell
Type: Online eAssessment

Description: An outline of the advantages of on-line eAssessment and an examination of the intellectual, technical, learning and cost issues that arise from its use.

Day Three - Resources

Faculty Development Resource Repository
Authors: The College of Family Physicians of Canada
Type: Website

Description: A collection of Virtual Teaching and Supervision Resources

Day Three - Resources

PIVOT MedEd
Type: Website

Description: Welcome to PIVOT MedEd! We have curated resources to help you pivot your medical education work online.

 


 

Day Four - Resources

4 New Zoom Features Educators Can Use to Enhance Virtual Teaching & Learning
Author: Tain Barzso
Type: Blog Post

Description: Hey, teachers! Zoom has a bunch of features you can use to better manage the online teaching experience, and we just rolled out four brand-new ones! Here’s how our features will help you teach — and students learn — over Zoom.

Day Four - Resources

5 Tips for Increasing Student Engagement Online
Author: Rosanne Abdulla
Type: Blog Post

Day Four - Resources

All You Need to Know About Using Zoom Breakout Rooms
Author: John Montgomery
Type: Blog Post

Description: The ability to self-select a Breakout Room is now available, allowing participants to move freely among rooms. Breaking into groups for smaller, focused discussions is a hallmark of the in-person meeting experience, and with Zoom’s Breakout Rooms feature, you can bring that same dynamic meeting structure to the digital space.

Day Four - Resources

Getting Started with Zoom Meetings
Author: Zoom
Type: Blog Post

Description: We’ve compiled all you need to know to get started with Zoom Meetings (spoiler alert – it’s super easy!), with tips for downloading the app, hosting and joining a Zoom Meeting, and keeping your meetings secure. We’ve also provided answers to some of the more common questions about using our platform.

Day Four - Resources

How to Lead an Effective Virtual Brainstorm
Author: Lauren Reed
Type: Blog Post

Description: Even the most experienced leaders may stumble when it comes to facilitating an effective virtual brainstorming session. Many of the pitfalls of in-person brainstorms — you know, where everyone sits in silence for an hour, or the loudest voices in the room derail the conversation — become even more apparent in a virtual environment, with issues like latency and fewer nonverbal cues to rely on.But, there’s also enormous potential in virtual brainstorming, thanks to the wealth of tools and platforms at our fingertips and the ability to bring participants together from anywhere in the world. The virtual exchange of ideas is a foundational part of the online “Learn, Engage, Accelerate, Disrupt” (LEAD) program at Stanford University Graduate School of Business (GSB).

Day Four - Resources

Simple Tips for Happier, More Productive Meetings
Author: Lauren Reed
Type: Blog Post

Description: If you feel like most of your time is taken up by meetings, you’re not alone. According to meeting scientist Joseph Allen, Ph.D., managers spent 75% of their pre-pandemic workday preparing for, organizing, and attending meetings — yet more than half of meetings are rated as poor. When they’re purposeful, planned, and well-run, meetings can be a powerful tool, but too often they’re seen as unproductive or unnecessary. So why do we keep having bad meetings? And how can we make them better?

Day Four - Resources

Staying Safe While Learning and Teaching Online
Author: University of Edinburgh
Type: University of Edinburgh Guide

Description: As more and more classes, meetings and events are held online, it is important to take extra precautions to safeguard your own safety as well as the safety of others. Especially when using online meeting tools such as Zoom, which enable our community to connect with people outside the University, consider the following safety tips and recommendations.

Day Four - Resources

When to Use Meetings vs. Webinars
Author: Kaitlyn Guzman
Type: Blog Post

Description: Did you know that you can seamlessly deliver a world-class event, virtually, using Zoom Meetings and Zoom Video Webinars? The two solutions can support a variety of engaging and interactive online events, but there are a few key differences when using Zoom for meetings and Zoom for webinars. This side-by-side comparison helps break down when to use paid meetings features versus webinars.

Day Four - Resources

Zoom for Education: Top 10 Frequently Asked Questions
Author: Kaitlyn Guzman
Type: Blog Post

Description: Remote virtual learning has become the new normal for many teachers, administrators, students, and parents. While the transition may not be easy, we want to provide resources to ensure users are creating secure and effective virtual classrooms using Zoom. We collected the top 10 most frequently asked questions about using Zoom for virtual education and online learning.

Day Four - Resources

Zoom Gives Everyone a Front-Row Seat’: 5 Distance Learning Lessons from the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy
Author: Lauren Reed
Type: Blog Post

Description: Students at the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy (SOP) spend their first two years on campus in Oxford, Mississippi, and their final years at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson — a 2.5-hour drive. The school started using Zoom in 2018 to connect the two campuses and provide an alternative to in-person instruction. “Geography no longer matters with Zoom. We can Zoom from anywhere and everywhere,” said Sarah Campbell, instructional design and training specialist at SOP. Zoom effectively allowed educators to teach students when they weren’t in the same room, or even in the same city. And when campuses shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Zoom kept the program humming along, allowing 120 pharmacy students to graduate on time. Here’s how they did it.

Day Four - Resources

Zoom Like a Pro: 7 Tips for Meetings & Chat
Author: Lauren Reed
Type: Blog Post

Description: Every year at Zoomtopia, we share the most helpful tips and productivity hacks to help you meet and communicate better — and Zoomtopia 2020 was no different. One of our most popular sessions at Zoomtopia 2020, “Zoom Meetings & Chat: Tips & Tricks to Become an Expert in No Time,” featured Zoom experts sharing ideas for getting the most out of Zoom Meetings and Zoom Chat.

Day Four - Resources

Zoom Video Tutorials
Author: Zoom Help Centre
Type: Video

Description: View a collection of all video tutorials for Zoom.