POSTER B1

Podcasting in a Pandemic for Teaching, Outreach, and Justice

Catherine Anderson,  McMaster University
Bronwyn Bjorkman, Queen’s University
Félix Desmeules-Trudel, University of Toronto
Julie Doner, University of Toronto
Meg Grant, Simon Fraser University
Daniel Currie Hall, St. Mary’s University
Timothy Mills, University of Alberta
Nathan Sanders, University of Toronto
Ai Taniguchi, University of Toronto

We created Word to the Whys, a companion podcast to our Intro Linguistics courses. The episodes contain engaging conversations between linguists and address justice and equity questions. This free podcast offers diverse voices to our students and to all learners, and is relatively easy and inexpensive to produce.

Watch this 1-minute video

Learn more here

Learn more about our work in our full presentation:

Additional Materials

Access our video and transcript and podcast Google Site at THIS LINK.

Access our podcast at THIS LINK.

This presentation is part of the organized session on Scholarly Teaching in Linguistics in the Age of Covid-19 and Beyond at the 2021 Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America. For correspondence regarding this particular presentation, please contact the author(s) at the email address listed above.

Check out our other POSTER panel presentations:

POSTER Session A: Course Design [11:00am]
  1. Using a Class Wiki to Facilitate Community and Linguistic Inclusivity (Bjorndahl)
  2. Offline vs. Online Modalities in Extracurricular Programming (Lucovich)
  3. Diversifying the Field: Activities to make linguistics more relevant (Mantenuto)
  4. ADA Compliance and Teaching Linguistics Online: Best practices and resources (Miller)
  5. Contract grading in Introductory Linguistics: Creating motivated self-learners (Paraskevas)
  6. Course Design Principles for a More Diverse Professoriate (Truong)
  7. Rethinking Extra Credit: How gamification can reduce grade inflation and strengthen soft skills (Welch)
POSTER Session B: Learning Activities [11:30am]
  1. Podcasting in a Pandemic for Teaching, Outreach, and Justice (Anderson, Bjorkman, Desmeules-Trudel, Doner, Currie Hall, Mills, Sanders, Taniguchi)
  2. Interactive Activities for Asynchronous Introduction to Linguistics (Curtis)
  3. Team Based Learning and English Grammar: Building community and lowering affect (Launspach)
  4. Replacing Traditional Sections With Teams-based Groupwork: Remote learning and beyond (Lee)
  5. Journaling About Progress and Errors (Nordquist)
  6. Making Online Group Work Appealing Through Wikipedia Editing (Stvan)
  7. The impact of Metacognition in Linguistics Courses (Vallejos & Rodríguez-González)
POSTER Session C: Teaching a Specific Topic in Linguistics [12:00pm]
  1. From “Hello World!” to Fourier Transforms: Teaching linguistics undergraduates to code in ten weeks or less (Blaylock)
  2. Active Learning and Self-regulation in Introductory Syntax (Bunger)
  3. All in With Google Slides: Virtual engagement and formative assessment in introductory sign language linguistics (Geer)
  4. Fostering Learner Investment Through Objectives-based Evaluation and Structured Independent Research Projects (Nee & Remirez)
  5. Teaching Grammaticality with Online Tools (Rapp Young)
  6. Ten Trees a Day: How Gwilym the Trilingual Buffalo and Insights from Learning Science Can Improve Syntax Skills (Santelmann)
  7. Teaching Teachers Phonetics: The design and implementation of an asynchronous online English phonetics course (Weinberger, Almalki & Olesova)

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