Toolkit CFP

Cleveland Teaching Toolkit Call for Participants

Abstract Deadline: June 1, 2020, (accepted on a rolling basis after June 1)

Essays Due June 30, 2020

Contact: Dr. Shelley Rose (

Submit your 250-word abstract here

As we faced the unprecedented global situation created by the COVID-19 pandemic, faculty and staff at NYU Shanghai took a moment to pause and reflect on the abrupt transition to remote instruction and offer guidance to the global academic community in the Digital Teaching Toolkit. The NYU Shanghai toolkit proved to be an essential resource for instructors at CSU and across the country grappling with key issues of sustained remote learning during the pandemic: student access to technology, digital tools and platform choices, synchronous vs. asynchronous learning methods, and online assessment. As educators in Cleveland transition to planning for future remote/hybrid learning strategies, this is our opportunity to take the torch passed from campuses abroad and share our experiences, reflect critically on our successes and challenges, and develop best practices for the next phase of pandemic remote learning in Cleveland at CSU and beyond.

Dr. Shelley Rose seeks 10-15 essays (1000-1500 words) from CSU faculty and K-12 teachers in Northeast Ohio. Each essay should be a case study of an assignment, project, or entire course delivered remotely in Spring 2020. Our first group of essays will focus on social studies disciplines – history, political science, geography, economics, sociology, anthropology, and psychology- but other disciplines will be considered. These case studies will provide a starting point for campus and community-wide discussions about best practices for remote teaching and learning in Cleveland. All participants will attend 2-3 online discussion sessions in July 2020 to evaluate best practices for remote learning. By August 2020, the CLE Teaching Toolkit team will publish all case studies on the Toolkit website and share our findings in an open access white paper.

Submit a 250-word abstract of your proposed case study when you are ready. We are now accepting abstracts on a rolling basis.