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The Center for Teaching and Learning’s Teaching Tidbits series shifted to a livestream format during the 2020 Spring semester, just as higher education institutions across the nation shifted to distance education models in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Originally recorded on-campus in an in-person format, Teaching Tidbits offers educators tips, reflections, tools, and teaching and learning strategies.
The livestreams were moderated by Carlos Guevara, Director of Educational Technology (EdTech) and Co-Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning and are shared on Facebook Live via Hostos’ Facebook page and other social media platforms. Early episodes provided insightful tips for remote learning from faculty members Damaris-Lois Yamoah Lang, Associate Professor in the Natural Sciences Department, andJacqueline DiSanto, Associate Professor in Hostos’ Education Department. Guests from fellow CUNY colleges—Lehr Samuels, Director of Baruch Center for Teaching and Learning, and Judith Cahn, Director of the Department of Online Education and Support at John Jay College of Criminal Justice—also joined Guevara on the series to share their experiences during the remote learning transitional period, as well as tips for how others can successfully adjust to these changing times. 
“At the Center for Teaching and Learning we recognize the challenges faculty face to find time for professional development, research, and to connect with and learn from other colleagues; especially in these times of crisis due to the pandemic,” said Guevara. “The Teaching Tidbits initiative was created to bring quick tips and strategies that have worked for faculty interviewed in each episode. Offering a livestream format gave us the opportunity to make it available in a more flexible and immediate way to allow faculty and colleagues beyond Hostos to benefit from, contribute and continue to the conversation beyond the live sessions.”
During Spring 2020, Teaching Tidbits livestreamed on Hostos’ Facebook page. Previously, episodes of the series were made available via the Center for Teaching and Learning website.