Looking for something to do in August? by Ian Thomsen August 1, 2021 Share Mastodon Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University Increase learner comprehension Find ways to make course context easier to access and comprehend in this online workshop. It uses Universal Design for Learning (UDL) strategies to improve diverse learners’ comprehension, whether in-person or online. Register here for this event, to be held on Monday, Aug. 2, at 1:30 p.m. EDT. Create the power of yes This in-person creative expression workshop uses theater-based improvisation to create a playful environment that leads to better interaction, communication, and collaboration with others. The session affirms the importance of improvisation, which helps people embrace failure and ultimately promotes success. Sign up here for the two-hour workshop, which will be held Monday, Aug. 2, at 2 p.m. EDT. Learn about Python No prior experience is necessary with Python, the programming language with a wide variety of applications. In this hands-on session, attendees will learn the basics while working in Jupyter notebooks, an interactive web tool for running and writing about code. Register here for this two-hour online event, to be held Monday, Aug. 2, at 2 p.m. EDT. (A similar event for doctoral students, to be held Wednesday Aug. 4 at 2 p.m., can be accessed here.) Plan experiential course projects These projects—which can be managed via NUflex, online, or in-person environments—enable students to gain hands-on experience while enhancing their skills in collaboration, resourcefulness, and problem-solving. Learn strategies for keeping your students engaged by signing up here for this online workshop, to be held Tuesday, Aug. 3, at 10 a.m. EDT. Improve your English language skills This online workshop—hosted by Antonio Ocampo-Guzman, associate professor and chair of the Department of Theatre—will help non-native speakers of English improve their eloquence in a variety of situations. Playful yet demanding exercises will teach participants to free themselves of the habitual tensions, holding patterns, and inefficiencies that block the clear communication of thoughts and ideas. Register here for the event, to be held Tuesday, Aug. 3, at 2 p.m. EDT. Learn Northeastern via a virtual scavenger hunt This creative event will help you learn (or review) the offices and resources of the Boston campus, putting you in touch with the information you need. Register here for the workshop, to be held Wednesday, Aug. 4, at 1:45 p.m. EDT. Use Connected Learning to promote student engagement The Connected Learning (CL) approach narrows equity gaps and equips students to take ownership of their learning. In this workshop, faculty will learn how to apply CL design principles to increase the connectedness of an activity in their courses. Sign up here for the hour-long event, to be held Wednesday, Aug. 11, at 12:00 p.m. EDT. Help learners foster self-direction This online workshop helps you find ways to help learners assess their needs, set their own goals, and identify appropriate resources. You’ll learn Universal Design for Learning (UDL) strategies that will encourage diverse learners to follow through on their intentions. Register here for the event, to be held Monday, Aug. 16, at 1:30 p.m. EDT. Exchange approaches in sustainable and anti-racist grading practices This virtual workshop focuses on how course grading systems can empower students with meaningful choices. Other practices to be explored will include how to succeed, grading anonymously, and giving feedback that maintains standards but provides personal assurance—methods that can reduce the threat of stereotyping while leveling the academic playing field. Register here for the event, which will be held Monday, Aug. 30, at 11 a.m. EDT. Prepare your course for fall semester In this exchange among educators, you can develop and revise your course materials. This is intended to be an interactive discussion where educators can brainstorm revisions and exchange feedback on specific assessments they are developing in their courses. Register here for the workshop, to be held Tuesday, Aug. 31, at 1:30 p.m. EDT. For media inquiries, please contact email@example.com.