Teaching Toolkit Tailgate  (TTT) is a “resource fair” aimed at connecting educators across campus with practice-oriented tools, activities, and resources. In the past, TTT has been an in-person event with rooms dedicated to particular themes and individuals stationed at tables with printed “cards”. Given public health guidance related to Covid-19 and group gatherings, we’re shifting to some online opportunities instead!

Ask Me Anything (AMA):

MSU is a big place where a lot of individuals have unique experiences and perspectives. This year the #iteachmsu Teaching Toolkit Tailgate is aiming to connect you with those people! Throughout the end of August and September, you can visit the #iteachmsu Commons to ask questions of volunteer “Ask Me Anything” hosts. Throughout their AMA day, each host will be responding to questions posted to the Teaching Toolkit Tailgate group! Hosts are still signing up, so be sure to check back in for continued updates.

AMA hosts:

  • August 24th: Cheryl Caesar – Teaching Multilingual Students
  • August 25th: Megan Kudzia – Digital Pedagogy/Research in Current Remote Moment
  • August 26th: Justin Wigard – Teaching with Comics in the Online Classroom
  • August 27th: Justin Wigard – Teaching with Video Games in the Online Classroom
  • August 28th: Justin Wigard – Zines and Zine-Making as Critical Making Pedagogy
  • September 1st: Ellie Louson – Experiential Learning
  • September 9th: Dustin De Felice -Using/Making Videos

How to participate:

Please visit iteach.msu.edu and login by clicking “login” in the upper right-hand corner of the home page. You’ll use your MSU netID (the same information you would use to log in to D2L, Spartan Mail, EBS, etc.) to sign in as an official #iteachmsu Commons user! Once you’re logged in, you can type “teaching toolkit tailgate” in the search bar or click this link to access the Teaching Toolkit Tailgate Group. Each day, we’ll post a short bio of the AMA host along with their topic of the day, and you can share questions by posting to the group feed. AMA hosts will reply to your posts via comments! There is no registration required to participate in the Teaching Toolkit Tailgate, engage as often as you can!

For the most up to date AMA schedule visit this iteach.msu.edu article!

#iteachmsu Ed Chat:

Twitter Ed Chats provide opportunities to share resources, crowdsource ideas, and strategize ways to further improve teaching and learning. We will be engaging in a Twitter Chat as a part of the 2020 virtual Teaching Toolkit Tailgate (TTT) on August 20th from 12-1 pm. To join the chat virtually, search for the hashtag “#iteachmsu” on Twitter. The prompts for this Ed Chat will be posted by the Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology (@MSUHUB). More information on the chat is available at this Twitter Chat article.


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