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Practicing Pedagogies: Summer Teaching Summit 2020

The purpose of the series is to help faculty foster a collaborative peer review approach to information literacy instruction and course development.


Morning Sessions 10:00 am -12:00pm

Designing for Bite-size Instruction
Explore new ways to design an in-person or  online one-shot instruction session to make your instruction more active and engaging. 

Tutorial Design and Digital Teaching Tools
Let's talk about digital tools and their use in the online teaching environment.  In teach breakout room,  staff and faculty from each campus will share their experience with an online tutorial and teaching tools:  Lib Wizard, Press Books and VidGrid. 

Afternoon Sessions 1:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Peer Review and Self-Reflection
Learn more about the process and value of peer review and its impact on teaching and learning. 

Covid-19 Response: Adjusting to Online Instruction 
Time to share our experiences with online instruction, distance education and our response to the social distancing during the Covid-19  virus outbreak.







From Planning to Practice. 
Wednesday, June 3rd. 9:45 am - 3:15 pm
Held Online via Zoom.

The 2020 Practicing Pedagogies committee has been busy organizing our annual teaching professional development. We hope that you will be able to attend if not in person, then from your home office.
This year the theme is  "From Planning to Practice".  Sessions include panel discussions, lightning rounds and presentations on  instructional design;  online instruction and our response during COVID-19 period; creating and using online tutorial software.
Don't miss this opportunity to learn from  your colleagues and  discuss issues relating to teaching, learning and researching information literacy.


The planning is competed for the 2020 Teaching Summit .  if you have ideas for future summit or teaching professional development sessions, please share them below!

Session Sharing


After each session,  use our  Session Reflection Form  to let us know what you think, and help us plan other teaching professional development sessions.

What Did You Think About The Summit This Year?

After the summit is finished,  we would like you to complete our Reflection Form. This will help us know if the summit was helpful and also guide us in future planning.

Thank you!

"Like the idea for laying out clearly to students what they'll be doing in a one-shot. Also good to hear how to assess the effectiveness of a course." 2018 Participant

"The last session on turning our practice into research was very helpful and think I can now plan some research from my practice" 2018 Participant

"I love the idea of using a rubric with the observations I'm already doing. I never thought to do something like that."
2019 Participant


"There was number of good suggestions from the panel members that I can apply to my own outreach activities. Persistence is key!" 2018 Participant

The Planning Team

Lorna Dawes. Co-chair (UNL) |  Lindsay Brownfield Co-chair (UNK)

Danielle Westmark | Emily Glen  | Roxanne Cox (UNMC)

Katie Bishop.  | Omer Farooq (UNO)

Ron Wirtz  | Rochelle Kruegar (UNK)

Sandra Placzek (UNL- LAW)


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