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Technology & Learning Program

GoFlex

Introduction

In Fall 2021, over 100 classrooms will have new tracking cameras and ceiling microphones. These classrooms are called "hyflex" classrooms because you can simultaneously communicate with both: 

  • Students in person 
  • Students online via Zoom 

We are offering a GoFlex Summer Institute to preare you to teach in hyflex classrooms in Fall '21 or Spring '22. GoFlex will support faculty in leveraging tools (e.g. Poll Everywhere for polling students both online and in-person at the same time), sharing templates for student activities and best practices for classroom rules of engagement in this new environment.  

GoFlex provides hands-on practice teaching in an actual hyflex classroom to both in-person and online participants. 

GoFlex Sessions

  • Session #1: June 22*, 23, 24, 29, and 30; approx 9am to 4pm  
  • Session #2 - July 27*, 28, 29, Aug 3 and 4; approx 9am to 4pm

* Starts on a Tuesday.

GoFlex Topics

  • Technology Management and Software Tools
  • Class Management and Use of Classroom Space
  • Rules of Engagement
  • Student Engagement Activities for ChicoFlex
  • Role of Student Assistants
  • Preparation to Teach ChicoFlex Classes
  • Equity, Inclusion and Flexibility

GoFlex Schedule at a Glance 

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 schedule at a glance

Call for Applications

This call for applications is for faculty participants and mentors.

  • Faculty participants will learn about how to manage the classroom equipment, the features and configurations to engage in-person and online students at the same time.
  • Faculty mentors will lead and facilitate a cohort of up to 15 faculty.

GoFlex application for Particpants and Mentors(opens in new window) (Google Form opens in new window) 

GoFlex Commitments and Payment 

Participant

  • Must attend all 5 days of either Session #1 or #2 (dates noted above).
    • Morning sessions in Zoom 9am to 12pm. 
    • Afternoon sessions, 1pm to 4pm, will be on campus in hyflex classrooms following COVID protocols with masks. 
  • Faculty participants will take the online COVID training from EHS in order to be on campus and follow COVID protocols including masks.
  • Faculty will learn and then practice in the afternoons using the hyflex classroom equipment and engaging with colleagues, acting as both in-person students and online students in order for all faculty to get the full experience of hyflex classrooms.
  • Faculty will learn how to use tools for student engagement when having students both in-person and online.
  • At the end of GoFlex, faculty participants will create a Zoom video summarizing what they learned from GoFlex and sharing strategies they plan to use in their teaching.
  • Faculty will collaborate with colleagues, TLP, FDEV, and CTS to engage in sharing best practices, templates and surveys, assessing the impact of GoFlex and hyflex classrooms.

Payment for GoFlex Participants

$1500 payment in taxable income for the commitments listed above.

Mentors

  • Must attend all 5 days of either Session #1 and/or #2 (dates noted above).
    • Morning sessions in Zoom 9am to 12pm. 
    • Afternoon sessions, 1pm to 4pm, will be on campus in hyflex classrooms following COVID protocols with masks.  
  • Mentors will take the online COVID training from EHS in order to be on campus and follow COVID protocols including masks.
  • Mentors will meet with GoFlex Planning and Leadership team in advance to prepare for the GoFlex sessions.
  • Mentors will lead a group of up to 15 faculty so they can gain successful skills and familiarity with teaching in the hyflex classrooms.
  • Mentors will meet on a daily basis during GoFlex with the Planning Team to prepare for the following day with their cohort.
  • Mentors will also lead discussions regarding the use of hyflex classrooms, pedagogy, tools, templates, surveys and the practice of teaching in the hyflex classrooms.
  • Mentors will facilitate discussions and engage with the faculty cohort to get them comfortable with hyflex classrooms, assisted by TLP/CTS staff and student assistants.
  • Mentors will collaborate with colleagues, TLP, FDEV, and CTS to engage in sharing best practices, templates and surveys, assessing the impact of GoFlex and hyflex classrooms.

Payment for GoFlex Mentors

$2000/session in taxable income for the commitments listed above. Mentors may apply for Session #1 and/or Session #2.

Timelines

Timeline for SESSION #1

  • Announcement of call: May 7
  • Applications for mentors and participants due: May 17
  • Selection date and notification: May 20
  • To apply, please complete this brief google form application.   

Timeline for SESSION #2

  • Announcement of call: May 7
  • Applications for mentors and participants due: July 1 
  • Selection date and notification: July 8
  • To apply, please complete this brief google form application.   

Leadership and Support Team

GoFlex will be co-led by Academic Technology Officer, Kathy Fernandes and Faculty

Development Director, Chiara Ferrari (in consultation with Provost Debra Larson and Vice

Provost Daniel Grassian) and supported by TLP, Classroom Technology Services and faculty mentors.