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Pedagogy Workshops

I am available for campus workshops and/or to come to speak about active learning and innovative pedagogies in multiple platforms, including face-to-face classes, as well as online, flipped, and hybrid formats. I can also present assignments and talk about assignment design to support flipped classrooms. Workshops or talks can be tailored to campus needs. I can also consult individually with faculty one-on-one.

Sample comments:

"Dr. McKay was my faculty mentor when I joined a national organization of colleges that trained professors to teach online [through Mellon-funded CIC grant]. Her expert guidance helped me to avoid common pitfalls for first-time online teachers, and she always delivered fast and friendly advice that made me a better teacher." Dr. Jack Musselman, Director, Center for Ethics and Leadership and Associate Professor of Philosophy at St. Edward's University

"My students had no difficulty in understanding the premise of [Gretchen McKay's Byzantine Iconoclasm Reacting] game, and I thank you for your clear, succinct digesting of often complicated historical materials in the game book. Your preparation made it easy to adapt the game. It was a refreshing learning experience; we had lots of fun with the game at a time in the semester when energies often sag!"  -- Joan Varnum, Professor, Liberal Studies Program, New York University

"Not only does Gretchen have a compelling presence, she has a LOT of experience with different approaches to teaching, and she is terrific at articulating them." -- Steve Kerby, Director of Instructional Technology, McDaniel College

Possible topics:

Reacting to the Past - immersive role-playing in higher education

Gamification in higher education

Backwards course design and alignment

What to do in the F2F part of a flipped class

How to design a hybrid class

Best practices in online course design

Past Workshops :

Workshop at Goucher College, Towson, MD, May 8, 2017

Faculty mentor for the Council of Independent Colleges Online Humanities Teaching Consortium II (August 2016-August 2018).

Plenary speaker and workshop facilitator on gamification at the American College of Greece, September 12, 2016.

Sweet Briar College, day-long workshop on active learning in F2F and online classes (May 2016).

American College of Greece, week-long Reacting workshop (January 2014)

Contact me for more information:

@GretchenMcKay1 on Twitter