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Thursday, January 21, 2021

  • Utilizing Project-Based Learning (PBL) to improve ALL students’ STEM experience

    This workshop will be suitable for any faculty member wanting an introduction to project-based learning (PBL), as well as faculty, particularly those in STEM fields, looking to adapt their current PBL practices to new/flexible course modalities. With guidance from PBL leaders at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, we will discuss the key elements of designing a PBL learning experience and how to utilize technology most effectively—for faculty and students—to apply PBL in flexible course settings.

    Virtual Middlebury

    Closed to the Public
  • Getting started gardening!

    This interactive workshop is offered for first-time and novice gardeners. In the registration link participants can submit your questions and goals for the workshop in advance, and then we’ll build our time together around your input. We can include topics like: How do I get started? What supplies do I need (and how can I make/find/upcycle them)? How do I find seeds and supplies? What can I grow in my windowsill? All questions are welcome!
    This workshop is synchronous and is a single event lasting 1-1/2hours.

    Instructor will be Megan Brakeley from the Organic Garden.

    Virtual Middlebury

  • Find and Fund Your Summer Internship!

    Now is the perfect time to be planning your summer internship!   Learn strategies for finding or creating the best summer internship for you. At this session, we will: Give you examples of past internships Midd students have done. Highlight top resources to use in the search process. Discuss strategies for creating your own experience.

    Virtual Middlebury

  • Coping with the Winter Blues

    Open to on-campus, remote, and MIIS students at no cost

    A weekly drop-in space to explore the impacts of seasonal changes on mood and behavior. Weeks one and three will examine causes and risk factors, and weeks two and four will focus on coping and resilience.

    To register and for the Zoom link, please email Ryan Monteith (rmonteith@middlebury.edu).

    Virtual Middlebury

  • Racial Justice, Civic Engagement, and Misrepresentations of History: a CCE Book Club

    This winter term, CCE AmeriCorps VISTAs Jilly dos Santos and Tenzin Dorjee along with AFC AmeriCorps VISTA Lizzie Friesen invite you to join a 4-week-long, fully funded book club on A More Beautiful and Terrible History: The Uses and Misuses of Civil Rights History as part of the Center for Community Engagement’s participation in AmeriCorps’ MLK Day of Service. We chose this book because it focuses on the dangerous distortions of the Reverend Dr.

    Virtual Middlebury

  • The Body Project

    Join Health Educators Barbara McCall and Maddie Hope for a 4-week series on growing your connection to your own body. Too often we are bombarded by messages rooted in systems of oppression and money-making schemes about how our bodies “should” look, feel or be. This interactive series is meant to honor your body’s journey and the inherent wisdom inside of you. Sessions will be a combination of reflection, education, and conversation. This workshop is open to all people with a body. Before signing up, please ensure you can attend all session in the workshop.

    Virtual Middlebury

Friday, January 22, 2021

  • Well-being and Self-care

    This 4 week drop-in series will explore the elements of well-being and help you to identify and assess your own self-care needs.

    Open to on-campus, remote, and MIIS students at no cost

    Virtual Middlebury

  • Writing for Sketch Comedy with MDC

    Do you like sketch comedy? Have you ever wanted to write some yourself? In this workshop, participants will be able to workshop sketch ideas, receive feedback on original sketches, learn sketch terminology and writing tactics, and write new sketches with members of Middlebury Discount Comedy, Middlebury’s only sketch comedy group on campus. No previous experience in sketch/comedy writing is required. Come to as many sessions as your able to and hang out with us while working on your sketch writing skills!

    Virtual Middlebury

  • Gloria Chien, piano

    The Middlebury Performing Arts Series opens its Winter 2021 Virtual Season with pianist Gloria Chien—an equally acclaimed performer, concert presenter, and educator. Selected by the Boston Globe as one of its Superior Pianists of the year, Taiwanese-born Chien has performed as a recitalist and chamber musician around the globe, and performs frequently with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center as an alumna of its Bowers Program.

    Virtual Middlebury

    Open to the Public

Monday, January 25, 2021

  • Pandemic Teaching Excellence: Moving Forward with Lessons Learned

    What have you learned from teaching during the pandemic thus far, and how will those lessons inform your teaching this winter and spring? In this session co-hosted by Jim Ralph and Michaela Kubacki, we will learn from one another. Our format will involve a rotating series of three 15-minute breakout group discussions on a number of topics. The session will conclude in a plenary fashion highlighting key takeaways from this teaching roulette. 

    Click here to register for this event.

    Virtual Middlebury

    Closed to the Public
  • Gardening More: Next steps

    This interactive workshop is aimed at gardeners with some experience. That said, we welcome anyone with ANY interest (even if you would not describe yourself as “experienced” to participate by listening in!) We’ll build our time together around your input. Registrants can also name topics that they would like to speak to: we will embrace the expertise in the “room”. We can include more in-depth topics like: What about companion planting? How do I plan successions (e.g. how do I eat lettuce all summer long?) What about crop rotations and cover cropping?

    Virtual Middlebury

  • Cooking to Treat Yourself

    If you’re interested in learning to cook something special, but not too complicated, this workshop might be for you! Each week we will meet over zoom for about two hours and cook

    Virtual Middlebury

  • Introduction to Meteorology

    This workshop is perfect for all weather weenies! We’ll talk about the basics of weather and climate, with a focus on the science behind the weather and weather forecasting. Meteorology is a fascinating discipline, and this workshop will provide the basis for better understanding the atmosphere and all things weather. We cannot guarantee you’ll be a better forecaster, but you’ll certainly gain a greater appreciation for the powers of the atmosphere. This workshop will be conducted via zoom.
    This workshop is synchronous, happening once weekly. Each session will last for one hour.

    Virtual Middlebury

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

  • Sharing Teaching Practices with the Middlebury Teaching & Learning Knowledge Base

    Join us for the launch of the Middlebury Teaching & Learning Knowledge Base, an online repository of teaching ideas contributed by Middlebury faculty, for Middlebury faculty. With the Knowledge Base, faculty can: share a teaching activity, strategy, or approach that works in your classes; find teaching ideas submitted by colleagues; and grow existing teaching ideas by adding your own experiences and resources.

    Click here to register for this event.

    Virtual Middlebury

    Closed to the Public
  • Middlebury’s Opportunity to Facilitate the Demilitarization of White Bodies

    Evidence that Whiteness is always weaponized is everywhere: the August 2017 Charlottesville, VA, march; dog walker Amy Cooper threatening to call the police on birdwatcher Christian Cooper in New York City’s Central Park (May 2020); US Capitol Police officers taking selfies with armed rioters and Richard Barnett sitting at the desk of the Speaker of the House of Representatives (January 2021) are just a few recent examples.

    Virtual Middlebury

    Open to the Public
  • Let's get this bread: Bread Baking 101

    In this workshop, we will delve into the wonders of homemade bread. We will explore basic techniques to make your own sourdough starter, sourdough bread, yeasted bread, and more. From this workshop, you will gain the foundations necessary to start making your own bread at home with minimal materials. Flour, water, salt, and a leavening agent is all it takes to get started, where it goes from there is up to you. Let’s get this bread.
    This workshop is a hybrid, once weekly. Each session will last for one hour, Mountain Time.

    Virtual Middlebury

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

  • Middlebury Masculinities

    Join Alejandro Covarrubias, social justice and equity consultant and current Executive Director of Student Inclusion and Belonging at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona for an inclusive discussion and reflection series about masculinities at Middlebury. Target Audience. Middlebury Students who identify as men (cisgender men, trans men, gender nonconforming men, etc.) and are passionate about developing conversations about health masculinities at Middlebury.

    Virtual Middlebury

  • Virtual Chat with Sarah Scrudato ’13 of Transperfect

    Join a virtual chat with TransPerfect, the world’s leading enabler of global communications, to learn more about how they help businesses navigate the global marketplace. 

    Sarah Scrudato ’13 and fellow colleagues will provide information and insights on the full-time roles (soon to be posted in Handshake) and the summer internship program. 

    Virtual Middlebury