CALI Offering Mini-Course for Law Faculty

Preparing for the Future of Legal Education – Online teaching Tips & Techniques

CALI OFFERING MINI-COURSE FOR LAW FACULTY: Preparing for the Future of Legal Education – Online Teaching Tips & Techniques
In Spring 2020, Law Schools experienced the largest online teaching experiment in history. They didn’t have time to prepare, change the syllabus, create new content – you just had to move it all online. This was “Emergency Remote Teaching” to distinguish it from distance learning or online teaching.Some portion of legal education in Fall 2020 will likely be delivered online. Law Faculty need to prepare for this scenario. We have powerful tools and excellent support systems in our schools, colleagues, and CALI. We can do this.

CALI is offering a 4-week mini-course of 7 sessions via Zoom to teach Law Faculty how to go beyond Emergency Remote Teaching.

Tuesday, Thursday      June 9 & 11          3:00 pm – 4:15 pm CDT

Tuesday, Thursday      June 16 & 18        3:00 pm – 4:15 pm CDT

Tuesday, Thursday      June 23 & 25       3:00 pm – 4:15 pm CDT

Tuesday                         June 30                 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm CDT

Topics covered include Creating a Successful Online Course, Technology: Platforms & Lectures, Assessment: Formative and Summative, Engaging Your Students, Creating a Framework for Online Learning, Different Mix of Techniques for Skills-based – Seminars or Large Classes, and Preparing to Teach Online: The Essential Checklist.

In this mini-course Law Faculty will be the Students. There will be readings, assessments, and homework. Students will be graded. This is key. We want Law Faculty to experience – as much as possible – what it’s like to take an online course. A course designed with best practices in distance learning.

The instructors are Deb Quentel, CALI’s Director of Curriculum Development, John Mayer, CALI’s Executive Director, and Elmer Masters, CALI’s Director of Technology. Guest speakers will join us for each session.

Please sign up with a commitment to learn and to stay for the duration. We will keep track of student progress and nudge you if you drop off. This is part of the intended experience.

The course is free.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Deb Quentel –

John Mayer –

Elmer Masters –