CFP: Cleveland Teaching Toolkit

Cleveland Teaching Toolkit Call for Participants

(this post is a cross-post from Social Studies @ CSU)

Abstract Deadline: June 1, 2020

Essays Due June 30, 2020

Contact: Dr. Shelley Rose ( and Dr. Molly Buckley-Marudas (

Submit your 250-word (max) 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. Rose and Dr. Buckley-Marudas seek 10-20 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. Submissions from educators of all ranks and disciplines are welcome. 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 (max) abstract of your proposed case study by June 1, 2020 to participate in the first set of essays. An honorarium is available for authors who submit proposals before June 1.

Thank you to the College of Liberal Arts & Social SciencesCollege of Education & Human Services, the Department of History and the Department of Teacher Education for their generous support of this project!

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