Efficacy in Hybrid Teamwork: Classroom Instruction & Workforce Preparation is designed to provide educators, administrators, and staff with the knowledge and tools to instruct in a hybrid setting with student teams and prepare students for hybrid workplace teams.
Type: Instructor-Led Course
Delivery Method: Live Online
Level: Foundational, Intermediate
Duration: 3 hours
Efficacy in Hybrid Teamwork: Classroom Instruction & Workforce Preparation is an online workshop for educators, administrators, and learning technology specialists who want to better understand and support the needs of STEM instructors in shaping the new future of the educational landscape.
During this workshop, participants will learn and discuss the core principles of teams’ work experiences, and how hybrid learning environments can hinder or support these principles.
A Structure-Climate (SC) approach to teamwork will be explored as a way of designing synchronous and asynchronous hybrid experiences to help set expectations that create productive and equitable workflows. This workshop takes place in one 3-hour instructor-led session. Throughout the workshop, there will be multiple opportunities to ask questions, participate in breakout discussions, and share reflections with the facilitator and other participants.
How You Will Benefit
- You will learn about opportunities and challenges of synchronous and asynchronous hybrid learning environments for collaborative work.
- You will learn about a Structure-Climate (SC) approach.
- You will use a Structure-Climate (SC) approach to practice designing hybrid teamwork experiences relevant to individual educational needs.
- You will engage with a network of professionals outside of your university and discipline.
This workshop is intended for educators, administrators, and staff for K-12, college, and university level institutions, as well as educational technology specialists, who want to better understand ways of effectively supporting hybrid learning environments.
By the end of this workshop, you will be able to:
- Identify and minimize expectation gaps in hybrid teamwork, both in the classroom and in the workforce.
- Explain how communication and psychological safety can be supported in synchronous and asynchronous hybrid workflows.
- Apply a Structure-Climate (SC) approach to individual teaching contexts.
Dr. Natasha Mello is an educational consultant and founder of STEM Learning Consulting (STEMLC), LLC. She holds a M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering and M.Sc. in STEM Education from Tufts University, and a Ph.D. in Engineering Education from Purdue University. Natasha’s work centers on research efforts around engineering teamwork and professional development of STEM instructors. Her research includes team-centered topics such as online collaboration, workflow management, psychological safety, and group communication. She provides professional development through her work with faculty members on helping to integrate educational technology as part of their instruction as well as informal knowledge dissemination as the creator and co-host of the Reflective Teaching in a Digital Age podcast series.
Dr. Nicole Pitterson is an assistant professor in the Department of Engineering Education at Virginia Tech. Prior to joining Virginia Tech, she worked as a postdoctoral scholar at Oregon State University. Dr. Pitterson holds a PhD in Engineering Education from Purdue University, a Master of Science in Manufacturing Engineering from Western Illinois University and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Technology, Jamaica. Her research interests include increasing students’ conceptual understanding of complex engineering concepts, promoting collaboration through using interactive learning environments and exploring students’ disciplinary identities through engagement with knowledge. Dr. Pitterson is dedicated to bridging the gap between theoretical concepts with practical applications. She also aims to guide students to develop critical understanding of core engineering concepts that goes beyond rote memorization so that they learn in apply these concepts in authentic contexts.
Requirements and Resources
Supplemental Resources: You will be provided with (1) a participant guide, (2) presentation slides, and (3) workshop recordings.
Attendance and Completion
Full and active participation will enhance the learning experience for all participants. At the end of the workshop, you will receive a certificate of completion via email. Professional development hours (PDH) will be provided upon request.
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