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Oct
14
Wed
Dissertation Support Group @ Online Event
Oct 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Dissertation Support Group @ Online Event

The Dissertation Support Group is a 6-week group for doctoral students who would like some extra support maintaining motivation and/or making effective progress in the writing of their dissertation. The group provides participants with a supportive, structured environment that helps to mitigate the sense of isolation and frustration that often accompany the dissertation writing process and to promote the accountability, risk-taking and creativity necessary to complete a terminal degree. Registration for this event series will end on October 7, 2020. Read more and register here.

Oct
16
Fri
Navigating the PhD Workshops @ Online Event
Oct 16 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Navigating the PhD Workshops @ Online Event

ONLINE: Navigating the PhD: Managing Time and Academic Relationships (Session 1, 9:00-12:00)

This interactive online writing workshop is designed to help you develop an individualized plan for graduate writing, especially comprehensive exams, dissertation proposals, and dissertations. Session 1 is generally designed for students in the early years of their PhD study.

In this 3-hour workshop, plans for time management and working with others, especially during these unprecedented times in higher education, will be the main focus. Participants will create academic timelines for their PhD work at MSU and discuss technologies and habits that can help them stay on task. Participants will also discuss how to manage the stress that often pervades the life of PhD students and how that stress might be particularly amplified during this year considering that we are collectively working through the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing racial and systematic injustice and police violence against the Black community.

Facilitators will help guide these discussions and share resources and strategies for overcoming writer’s block and procrastination and adopting and maintaining productive practices to consider how to balance time management and prioritizing academic goals.

Additionally, discussion about selecting and working with committees will provide a space for sharing about and learning how to communicate with faculty members about research and writing.

A Zoom link will be shared with registrants prior to the date of the workshop.

ONLINE: Navigating the PhD: Writing Processes & Strategies for Academic Writing (Session 2, 1:00-4:00)
Friday, October 16, 2020 – 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Location:
Zoom
This interactive online writing workshop is designed to help you develop an individualized plan for graduate writing, especially comprehensive exams, dissertation proposals, and dissertations. Session 2 is designed for students in the latter years of their PhD study.

In this 3-hour workshop, the focus will be on developing and maintaining productive and effective writing processes and practices, especially during these unprecedented times in higher education and in society where we are collectively working through the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing racial and systematic injustice and police violence against the Black community.

Every PhD program at MSU requires comprehensive exams, dissertation proposals, and dissertations. In the workshop, participants will explore and share their current writing practices and be given practical writing and revision strategies. During the latter half of the workshop, participants will draft a plan for developing and completing their dissertations.

A Zoom link will be shared with registrants prior to the workshop.

Category:
Professional Development”

SLRF 2020 Practice Talks @ Online Event
Oct 16 @ 12:30 pm
SLRF 2020 Practice Talks @ Online Event
Friday, October 16 at 12:30PM
Title: Student Perceptions of Performance Assessment and Strategy-Based Instruction in the Intermediate Spanish Classroom
Presenter: Carlo Cinaglia
 
Friday, October 16 at 1:30PM
Title: Effects of Focus on Form through Experiential Learning and Acquisition of Japanese Tense-Aspect System
Presenter: Kiyo Suga

We’re looking forward to hearing these talks, learning what students are doing with their research, and being in community.

For the Zoom passcodes, please e-mail Paula Winke (winke@msu.edu) or SOSLAP (soslap@cal.msu.edu)
Introduction to the BYU Corpora @ Online Event
Oct 16 @ 1:00 pm
Introduction to the BYU Corpora @ Online Event

****Registration Required**** (by Wednesday, October 14, 2020)

This workshop will introduce participants to the available corpora available through the BYU collection (https://www.english-corpora.org/). I will also show how to do a variety of searches with a focus on the Corpus of Contemporary American English. Applications to teaching and research will also will be provided.

In order to participate, please email Adam Pfau (pfauadam@msu.edu) by October 14th to gain access to a free upgraded account.

To get the Zoom room information, please visit: https://corpus.cal.msu.edu/2020/09/27/introduction-to-the-byu-corpora/ 

Oct
19
Mon
Spanish and SLA/T Interdisciplinary Reading Group
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am
Spanish and SLA/T Interdisciplinary Reading Group
The first meeting for the Spanish and SLA/T Interdisciplinary Reading Group will be Monday, October 19 at 10am. We’re going to start with a discussion of Spanish language education and how it can better meet student needs. We will be using the article below to guide the discussion but you’re welcome to join even if you haven’t read the article.
Pascual y Cabo, D & Prada, J. (2018). Redefining Spanish teaching and learning in the United States. Foreign Language Annals, 51(3), 533– 547. https://doi.org/10.1111/flan.12355
The Zoom information is as follows: 

Topic: Spanish and SLA/T Reading Group

Time: Oct 19, 2020 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting 

https://msu.zoom.us/j/96767583568

Meeting ID: 967 6758 3568

Passcode: Spanish

Oct
21
Wed
Virtual Lunch and Learn & Best Practices in Teaching @ Online Event
Oct 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Virtual Lunch and Learn & Best Practices in Teaching @ Online Event

In bi-weekly Virtual Lunch and Learn & Best Practices in Teaching gatherings Graduate Teaching Assistants share their knowledge about teaching, teaching and technology tools as well as discuss research of teaching, book chapters relevant to work in an instructional setting. Anyone interested in these topics can join these meetings. Register here.

Oct
28
Wed
Halloween Trivia Night with COGS and Graduate Student Life & Wellness @ Online Event
Oct 28 @ 7:00 pm
Halloween Trivia Night with COGS and Graduate Student Life & Wellness @ Online Event

Join up with other graduate & professional students for an evening of spooky trivia, camaraderie, and a fun costume contest! Trivia game is professionally hosted by TriviaHubLive and sponsored by COGS and Graduate Student Life and Wellness. RSVP at the link below to receive the Zoom info. Once you log into the event, you’ll be put on teams with your peers to compete for prizes. COSTUME CONTEST: Wear a costume for even more fun and prizes! Questions? Contact our office: office@cogs.msu.edu

RSVP Here: https://bit.ly/34B2pIO

Oct
29
Thu
Shifting classroom goals and expectations @ Zoom
Oct 29 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Shifting classroom goals and expectations @ Zoom

Educators from all levels, backgrounds, and content areas are welcome to join a discussion on how they have had to change course objectives and expectations for  students during COVID-19 online teaching.  Time will be allotted for small group discussions for educators to share their own new practices and gain ideas from others. The last 15 minutes will be reserved to hear from attendees on new perspectives they will incorporate into their classrooms, lingering questions and doubts on online success, and comments from novice and veteran educators.

Please share within your networks! This event will not be recorded.

Register for Zoom link at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/shifting-classroom-goals-and-expectations-tickets-125047148387

Oct
30
Fri
Thinking About Your Digital Presence @ Online Event
Oct 30 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Event: “Thinking About Your Digital Presence”
Speaker: Dr. Sandra Deshors, Second Language Studies
Date and time: Friday, October 30 from 1:00PM – 2:00PM

Description: This will be a relatively informal discussion designed to help students within the field of Applied Linguistics to think about their professional digital presence. The session will focus on essential elements that are good to include in a professional website, how to make sense of visitor data analytics, which web hosting sites (e.g., MSU Domains, Word Press, Google Sites, etc.) to consider, and how to modify a Google Site with HTML to customize the look of the page.

What Can I Get Out of This Session?
For MA TESOL students, this could be a place where you think about creating a practitioner’s skill showcase space to share with protentional employers when you go on the job market in the next year or two. It can also be a place to start a resource page for language teaching practitioners. For SLS students in year 1, this is a perfect opportunity to think about laying the groundwork for a professional website that gets your name circulating within the field. For SLS students in years 2 and beyond, this is a chance to tweak and polish your site, or even augment your digital presence, which is helpful for any internships or jobs you may be applying for in spring 2021. Of course, all students, no matter the program affiliation, can pick up some ideas on how to ensure a professional-looking site where conference attendees who come to your presentation at professional conferences can go to learn more about you and your work.

There is no fee to attend this event. Digital copies of materials used during the session will be distributed after the meeting, and the session will be recorded for those who cannot attend or who would like to revisit the discussion. If you already have a professional website in the making, you may be invited to share your screen to demonstrate how you curate your digital presence.

If you have questions about this event, contact Monique Yoder via email: soslap@cal.msu.edu

For more info, contact soslap@cal.msu.edu

Oct
31
Sat
Leadership Summit 2020 @ Online Event
Oct 31 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Leadership Summit 2020 @ Online Event

The pandemic has rattled all of us, and one of the most universal impacts has been a comprehensive and distressing sense of isolation.  We are separated from each other and from physical spaces, separated from the things that we normally count on to sustain us.  This year’s Leadership Summit will focus on the theme of Connection: connecting to ourselves, to each other, to our work and to a sense of hope.  As leaders, we need to develop and sharpen all of the skills in our toolkit to keep ourselves meaningfully connected and to lead effectively in our spheres of influence.  The Summit will begin with an introductory session from 10-11am, and then a series of 4 workshops that will last an hour each.  We will end with a panel of graduate student leaders from 3-4:30pm. Read more and register here.