Go2Knowledge

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What is Go2Knowledge?

Go2Knowledge is an online training platform designed to provide on-demand instruction for the on-the-go learner. 

The platform offers a wide variety of training options from 6 different categories including: technology & online learning, student success, teaching & learning, student populations, institutional effectiveness, and campus safety & security.

Take charge of your professional development – get the specific training you need, when you need it!

Why use Go2Knowledge?

>FREE, UNLIMITED TRAINING
Over 100 on-demand webinars available via digital learning library. Live webinars are available for real-time training.

>CURATED LEARNING
Each quarter, we’ll promote a new learning track consisting of three hand-picked webinars to enhance your professional development.

>OPTIMIZED DEVELOPMENT
After you complete a webinar, you’ll receive a certificate of completion to include in your promotion and tenure portfolio.

Access Go2Knowledge

Signing on is easy! You have access to Go-To-Knowledge using your UNMC NetID and DUO Authentication, just like any other campus application.

PLEASE NOTE: If you have issues logging in, try using your full UNMC email. In some cases, the system has required individuals to enter a full UNMC email to be recognized. 

Curated Learning

Don’t know where to start? No problem! Faculty Development is here to offer guidance with curated learning tracks. Each quarter, we’ll send three webinars we think you should watch. The webinars we selected are based on their subject matter relevance and popularity to ensure your development remains current. View the recommended webinars and details below

Quarter 1 – January - March 2021  

Q1 Learning Track Theme: Online Learning

>5 Strategies for Managing Instructional Workload in the Online Classroom  |  View webinar

Objectives:

  • Prioritize teaching activities that have the most significant impact in the online classroom
  • Create a teaching budget to manage instructional time
  • Design a teaching checklist to guide attention
  • Choose between instructional activities as a function of their ROI
  • Streamline repetitive teaching tasks
  • Anticipate and prevent challenges in the online classroom
  • Integrate technology to enhance teaching efficiency

Presented by: Jean Mandernach PhD

>Cultivating Growth Mindset & Grit in the Online Learning Environment   |  View webinar

Objectives:

  • Identify the individual components that constitute grit
  • Describe practical suggestions for cultivating grit in students, particularly in online settings

Presented by: April Menzies, PhD

>Designing Effective Rubrics: How To Align Learning Outcomes, Instructional Activities & Course Assignments   |  View webinar

Objectives:

  • Construct a rubric that identifies learning competencies and differentiates performance levels
  • Integrate rubrics as a component of assignment guidelines to provide “feed-forward” information
  • Utilize rubric outcome information to enhance teaching and learning
  • Enhance teaching and student learning by aligning learning outcomes, instructional activities, learning competencies and course assignments
  • Differentiate the purpose, utility and value of various types of rubrics

Presented by: Jean Mandernach PhD

Quarter 2 – April - June 2021  

Q2 Learning Track Theme: Assessment

>Teaching More By Grading Less: Creating Meaningful Assessments That Align With Learning Objectives  |  View webinar

Objectives:

  • Understand how to minimize learner anxiety that leads to cheating and poor skill demonstration, by designing completion-only and feedback-only learner activities
  • Explore how to grade less by adopting ungrading, specifications grading, or a scaffolded minimalist grade structure
  • Design course interactions that provide learners with greater choice and defining power for learning outcomes

Presented by: Thomas J. Tobin

Integrating Rubrics To Assess Higher Order Thinking Skills |  View webinar

Objectives:

  • Construct a rubric that identifies learning competencies and differentiates performance levels
  • Integrate rubrics as a component of assignment guidelines to provide feedforward information
  • Create rubric standards to assess higher-order thinking skills
  • Differentiate the purpose, utility and value of various types of rubrics
  • Explore sample rubrics for assessing papers, videos, discussions, and other applied-learning activities

Presented by: Jean Mandernach PhD

 

Designing Meaningful Learning Objectives That Foster Alignment Between Teaching Activities & Assessments  |  View webinar

Objectives:

  • Write actionable, student-centered learning objectives
  • Differentiate learning goals between three domains of learning: cognitive, affective, and psychomotor
  • Design learning objectives that target increasing levels of cognitive complexity: knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation
  • Identify strategies for aligning learning objectives with instructional activities, assessments, and rubrics

Presented by: Jean Mandernach PhD

Quarter 3 – July - September 2021  

Q3 Learning Track Theme: Inclusive Campus

Impostor Syndrome & Its Negative Impacts: Strategies To Help Students Engage, Achieve & Persist  |  View webinar

Objectives:

  • Define Impostor Syndrome and populations that are impacted
  • Differentiate between Stereotype Threat vs. Impostor Syndrome
  • Explore the role of discrimination and racial stress in Impostor Syndrome
  • Review in detail the negative impacts of Impostor Syndrome for Black students academically, socially, and emotionally (mental health)
  • Generally review how Impostor Syndrome may impact women, first-generation, and other students
  • Recommend effective strategies for counseling professionals, faculty, and mentors to identify and support those students who may be experiencing Impostor Syndrome

Presented by: Dr. Peggy Mitchell Clarke

 

Addressing Implicit Bias & Microaggressions To Create An Inclusive Classroom & Campus Community |  View webinar

Objectives:

  • Recognize implicit biases and associations
  • Understand microaggressions and how they negatively impact marginalized groups
  • Increase awareness of ethnocentrism and privilege
  • Identify beliefs, emotions, and/or behaviors that contribute to implicit biases and microaggressions
  • Leverage increased awareness and understanding to reduce the expressions of implicit biases and microaggressions
  • Foster increased classroom and campus inclusiveness, empowerment, and engagement

Presented by: Dr. Peggy Mitchell Clarke

 

Implicit Bias In The Hiring Process: Unintended Consequences, Legal Issues & Prevention Strategies  |  View webinar

Objectives:

 

  • Understand what implicit bias is and how it can impact hiring decisions
  • Know what considerations to make when forming search committees
  • Understand how job descriptions can play a role in reducing bias
  • Identify ways to proactively prepare and educate search committee members to avoid bias
  • Learn how to utilize evaluation criteria to prevent the unintended consequences of implicit bias

Presented by: Dr. Claire K. Hall

Quarter 4 – October - December 2021  

Q4 Learning Track Theme: Wellness

Creating a Compassionate Classroom: How to Address Anxiety, Stress, Failure and Grief |  View webinar

Objectives:

  • Self-evaluate their classroom dynamics
  • Critique their best and worst experiences with teachers
  • Collaborate on best practices for community building
  • Differentiate types of grief
  • Understand the feelings, symptoms, behaviors grief generates
  • Learn how to create environments where failures are accepted as a path to success
  • Create a safe classroom for vulnerability through respectful listening, sharing, and compassion

Presented by: Melissa McCreery Douaire

 

Developing a Proactive Culture of Well-Being in the Aftermath of COVID-19 |  View webinar

Objectives:

  • Understand student mental health and well-being trends before, during, and in the aftermath of COVID-19 and its correlated impact on faculty/staff
  • Analyze the importance of implementing new models of care to match the increasing diversity of student and faculty/staff needs
  • Learn actual tactics and strategies to foster the development of a proactive culture of well-being for the entire campus community, including students, faculty, and staff

Presented by: Nathaan Demers

 

Implicit Bias In The Hiring Process: Unintended Consequences, Legal Issues & Prevention Strategies  |  View webinar

Objectives:

  • Identify common COVID-related stressors
  • Identify common ways that stress manifests in our body
  • Discuss the effects of prolonged stress on the body and mind
  • Identify practical strategies to help relieve some of the symptoms of COVID-related stress

Presented by: Erin Halligan-Avery, PhD and Jamie Molnar, LMHC, QS