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11th Annual May unconference

Virtual - May 20–21, 2020

Virtual Inspiration and Direction (COVID): Charging Forward (and Recharging?)

Our program along with scribe notes links for each session are included here: May 2020 program (with links to scribe notes).

One of oCUBE's current objectives is to arrange UnConferences to explore topics we are most interested in at any given time. This year oCUBE held its 11th annual (Un)Conference (and first virtual UnConference) virtually due to COVID travel and gathering restrictions. The (Un)Conference is designed to support a community of practice among people dedicated to an exceptionally satisfying experience of undergraduate biology education. Faculty, staff, graduate students, and administrators interested in biology education are all welcome.

Our virtual UnConference took place on May 20-21st with the virtual version of the Tuesday evening Potluck Snackdown on Tuesday, May 19th. We reframed our conference theme of Charging Forward to reflect this year's pitches to a new theme: (Un)Conference Online for Virtual Inspiration and Direction (COVID): Charging Forward (and Recharging?)

We had some exciting news for our virtual UnConference! Karen Costa joined us for a special one hour virtual interactive BIG. Karen Costa has been teaching and learning in higher education since 2002. She is the author of "99 Tips for Creating Simple and Sustainable Videos: A Guide for Online Teachers and Flipped Classes" (Stylus, 2020). In addition to her work as an adjunct faculty teaching college success strategies to new, online students, Karen is a faculty development facilitator at Faculty Guild and the Online Learning Consortium. Connect with Karen on Twitter @KarenRayCosta.

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