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Orange Experience: Slow Down and Self-Care with Janeane Bernstein ’88

According to studies, about 60 percent of us make resolutions, but only 8 percent of us achieve them. Learn tools and tips to help you prioritize self-care, stress relief, personal growth and optimism in the new year during this valuable Orange Experience. Self-care expert Janeane Bernstein ’88 will share advice on finding resilience in challenging times and making mental, physical and emotional health a priority. Tackle the GTFO Method (gratitude, thoughtfulness, flow and optimism) and create an action list and personalized activities to support it. We’ll finish the session with a chocolate meditation—make sure you have a wrapped piece of chocolate to learn how to savor the moment and slow down. Join us live to receive an exclusive discount on Janeane’s book and for the chance to be one of three participants that win a Syracuse University spirit swag pack! Janeane Bernstein ’88, Ed.D, is a writer, speaker, radio host & producer on KUCI 88.9fm. Her book GET THE FUNK OUT, %^&* Happens, What to Do Next! offers strategies and life lessons on self-care and resilience through life’s curveballs. Janeane speaks to students and adults about self-care, resilience, the science of happiness and more. In May 2020, she launched an online series, “OUTSIDE THE BOX,” featuring expert advice on finding work remotely and how students can pivot during these unprecedented times.

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Pointing Forward: Exploring the Research on Typing to Communicate

Presented by The Supported Typing Program (STeP) at Abilis In this interactive webinar, Christy Ashby will discuss the current trends and historical conflicts in research concerning typing to communicate. She will present key issues in the research community and ways that we can move from research that seeks only to test validity and authorship toward research that helps us understand how to support people to become more effective and independent communicators. We will explore common research questions, methodologies, and ways to discuss research and respond to challenges. Christine Ashby, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Inclusive Education and Disability Studies at Syracuse University, where she coordinates the undergraduate Inclusive Elementary and Special Education program and graduate programs in Inclusive Special Education. Ashby also directs the Center on Disability and Inclusion. Her scholarship addresses inclusive education, emphasizing supports for students with labels of autism and developmental disabilities, disability studies, and inclusive teacher preparation and has been published in outlets including Equity and Excellence in Education, International Journal of Inclusive Education, Teacher Education and Special Education, and Educational Studies. Her book, Enacting Change from Within: Disability Studies Meets Teaching and Teacher Education (Peter Lang, with Cosier), explores how disability studies can inform the practical work of teachers.

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Effective and Efficient Assessment

Research has repeatedly shown sound assessment practices to be the most effective learning strategy in the educator’s toolkit. This seminar in the Certificate in University Teaching series will help you understand the simple structures and systems of assessment to optimize learning. You’ll get an introduction to the Do’s and Don’ts of test construction and item writing for both formative and summative assessments, and to some free online tools that can simplify the process. The seminar is led by Michael Hardt (School of Education).

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Money at Work 1: Foundations of Investing

Join this TIAA webinar to discover how you can manage risk versus reward as well as understand the role of investing and managing risks, ways to help accelerate savings and tools that can help sustain a portfolio.

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Lifetime Income: Market Proof Your Retirement

You’ve worked hard to save for retirement. TIAA can help you understand how to create a plan that protects you against key retirement risks as well as helps build a diversified retirement income plan.

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Inside Money: Managing Income and Debt

This TIAA presentation will help you discover how to make your money work harder by using your cash flow more effectively, developing good saving habits and better managing debt.

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Understanding Health Savings Accounts (HSAs)

You may know about the tax advantages of contributing to a Health Savings Account (HSA), but did you know that HSAs are also a way to save for health care in retirement? This TIAA webinar will help you understand unique aspects of HSAs including how they help account owners to pay for current health care expenses and save for those in the future.

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Universal Design for Learning: Foundations and Applications Informed by Design Justice

This workshop in the Certificate in University Teaching seminar series will provide individuals new to the idea of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) with foundational concepts and skills, as well as opportunities for application, while empowering individuals with UDL familiarity with contexts and approaches for bringing UDL directly into the classroom. Design Justice will be discussed as a framework for UDL innovation and as an approach that simultaneously informs and unpacks UDL. The workshop is led by Diane Wiener, Ph.D. (Burton Blatt Institute).

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Fundamentals of Instructional Design

This seminar in the Certificate in University Teaching series explores how the incorporation of instructional design principles into instruction enhances success in reaching expected learning outcomes. The session begins with a brief overview of learning principles (what is learning and how does it work?) and instruction (how can instruction be designed so that it facilitates learning?). The overview will be followed by a review of a variety of higher education cases, focusing on the nature of the learning in each case and what the instruction might look like. We will end with a debrief session emphasizing how you might go about critiquing and enhancing your instruction to more fully engage your students and help them achieve expected learning outcomes. The seminar is led by Jerry Edmonds, Senior Assistant Provost for Academic Affairs.

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Strategies for Staying on Track

No matter how much you can save for retirement, it’s important that you start now and stay invested for your future. Join this TIAA webinar to learn how taking smart financial steps today may help lead you to a solid financial future after you’ve stopped working.

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Retiring in the New Normal

We all know how important it is to save for retirement. This TIAA presentation brings many of the risks to light so you have a better understanding of what you may be facing and what you can do about it, especially in this new environment. Namely, shifting your strategy from just growing your money to protecting what you’ve saved as it grows. And for those still working, TIAA will discuss protecting your income in retirement by creating a guaranteed income stream to help cover essential expenses, as well as next steps you can take to help protect your retirement future.

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Understanding Medicare

Paying for healthcare in retirement is a critical part of financial planning and it is important to understand how Medicare operates and what choices you have. This TIAA webinar will help you understand some aspects of Medicare including eligibility and what plans are available to you. We hope that you will join us for this educational event.

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Home-buying 101: A Financial Primer for First-Time Home Buyers

Buying your first home is a big deal and comes with lots of new experiences and expenses along the way. Get expert insights from TIAA on the key steps and considerations for your home buying journey, including the three phases: preparing to search, finding your home, and getting to closing. During this webinar, TIAA’s banking professionals will share actionable information about: Understanding credit Knowing what you can afford Down payment options Finding your home Getting to closing

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