EdUp Legal Podcast, Episode 67: Conversation with Elizabeth Steele
EdUp Legal Podcast with Host Patty Roberts
Digital Commons at St. Mary's University
We welcome Elisabeth Steele from the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa in today's episode. Elisabeth is a pedagogical coach and a virtual presence coach. She teaches effective online practices, involving classroom observations, face-to-face classes, meeting with students, conducting small group instructional diagnoses, and providing professional development to the instructors. Elisabeth shares with us her passion project that developed during the pandemic, which includes helping educators and attorneys to communicate more effectively on video. She shares with us some tips on things to think about when presenting or teaching online as far as visual appeal. She tells us that an excellent way to make sure people feel connected is by having good audio and being on brand with your message. You want your background to complete your message, so make sure you are the focus of your video and keep backgrounds in the background. She also shares with us about her focus on people of color exemplars, diversity in legal education, diversity among faculty, diversity generally, inclusiveness, and belonging, how it shows up in her work and how we can help it show up in our work. Finally, she shares with us how these changes will impact the evolution of legal education in the coming decade and the movement from a synchronous, remote lecture to educational experiences that are more interactive, which is a focus on recreating what a lot of law practice work looks like.
Law | Legal Education
EdUp Legal, podcast, Dean Patty Roberts, St. Mary's University School of Law, legal education, legal scholarship, law professor, Elisabeth Steele, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, pedagogical coach, virtual presence coach, effective online practices, classroom observations, face-to-face classes, small group instructional diagnoses, professional development, pandemic, visual appeal, on brand, people of color exemplars, diversity in legal education, diversity among faculty, diversity, inclusiveness, belonging, interactive education
School of Law Scholarship