UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Throughout the Penn State community, inspiring stories abound how faculty and students persevered through the most recent academic year. The second season of “The Dreamery Sessions” podcast is available now and digs into one such story.
Co-hosts Ray Schmitt, public relations specialist with Penn State IT, and Zach Lonsinger, learning experiences designer with Teaching and Learning with Technology, are joined for four episodes by Renea Nichols, assistant teaching professor in the Bellisario College of Communications.
From the onset of remote and hybrid teaching brought on by the pandemic, Nichols has implemented creative and innovative practices to deliver enriching lessons to her students. On “The Dreamery Sessions,” she shares her inspiration, her process, her strategy, her thoughts on where teaching and learning go from here, and much more.
Listeners can tune in to Season Two’s four episodes for conversations on Nichols’ teaching background, understanding student engagement in a modern context, lessons learned around student inequality, and the personification of grit.