Like Chris Gehrz, I am starting to stress about the Fall semester.
I am teaching the U.S. Survey course to 180 students in a 790 seat recital hall. (We will have ten smaller weekly seminars in other socially distanced classrooms). I am also teaching my Pennsylvania History course to 25 students. I have not started thinking about anything yet, although I do have a meeting to “attend” next week to learn more about the university guidelines.
So how is the Pietist Schoolman doing it? He offers five basic principles that are guiding his preparation:
- “Start with Face-to-Face, then think about how to make it available online.
- “Lean into my skill as a lecturer”
- “Move most ‘active’ learning online”
- “Emphasize research”
See how Chris unpacks these points here.