During the month of April 2020, the School of Education hosted a Virtual Brown Bag Lunch Series to build a community of shared learning, as students, faculty, and staff worked, taught, and learned remotely. Faculty guest speakers brought unique and informative perspectives for discussion. These discussions are now available to view. You can find the recording links below.
Wednesday, April 15
Taking Care of Yourself in Stressful Times
Dr. Ellen Carruth, Professor & Director of the Counseling Program
In this one-hour session, Professor Ellen Carruth will talk about the negative and positive effects that stress can have on the body and strategies for resilience in the face of stress.
Zoom recording link: Taking Care of Yourself in Stressful Times- Dr. Ellen Carruth
Wednesday, April 22
When Information Pollution Can Kill You: Helping K-12 Students Navigate Our Media Rich World
Dr. Terry Beck, Professor
We live in a world of contested and “alternative” facts. The COVID-19 outbreak illustrates the need for up-to-date, trustworthy information that maximizes our communities’ abilities to make sound decisions that keep everyone healthy and safe. Studies suggest that students (and the rest of us) struggle to accurately distinguish trustworthy information from that which is polluted and potentially dangerous.
In this one-hour session, Professor Terry Beck will talk about creating goals for media literacy that help students to be cautious without becoming cynical. He will draw on recent research to share strategies and resources teachers can use to foster these goals with their students.
Zoom recording link: When Information Pollution Can Kill You- Dr. Terry Beck
Wednesday, April 29
Examining a Classroom Economy System for Management: Who Earns and Who Pays?
Mary Boer, Clinical Instructor and National Board Certified Teacher
In this one-hour session, Clinical Instructor Mary Boer will talk about a management system she used in an upper elementary classroom. She will consider the benefits and inequities of the system and applications to other systems of classroom management.
Zoom recording link: Examining a Classroom Economy System for Management- Clinical Instructor Mary Boer