Room 428 Armory Buildling (Southwest corner of the building)
Junior Faculty Seminar Series: Best Practices to Improve Student Learning
Come join a dynamic learning community by participating in this specially designed seminar series for junior faculty, though all faculty are welcomed to participate. We'll share strategies and best practices to enhance student learning. There will be great conversations and handouts. Since each session builds on each other, we hope you will be able to attend all the meetings.
Active Teaching = Active Learning: Strategies for Deep Learning and Retention
Learning is not a spectator sport (Chickering & Gamson). Students must be cognitively, physically, and affectively engaged for deeper learning and retention to occur. Yet, we have to admit, there are many distractions and the attention span of our students can be relatively short. How do we manage the amount of content that we should teach while providing opportunities for our students to be engaged in active learning?
We’ll begin identifying activities where student are involved in doing, seeing, writing, feeling, and talking. Also, we’ll learn about Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATS), which actively engage students while providing valuable feedback about their learning. This is a workshop that builds on the theme of the 2017 Faculty Retreat.
Wed, Feb. 8, 2017 Session 1: “I wish I had known that earlier”: Using Informal (IEF) and Formal (ICES) Feedback to Improve Teaching and Learning
Wed, Feb. 15, 2017 Session 2: A Learner-Centered Course Design to Enhance Significant Learning
Wed, Feb. 22, 2017 Session 3: Writing a Teaching Philosophy Statement that Reflects Your Teaching
Tues, Mar. 7, 2017 Special Event. Turning Good Teaching on Its Head: A Thought Experiment. Presented by Paul Diehl.
Thurs, Mar. 9, 2017 Annual Faculty Retreat. The Power of Engagement: Igniting Students’ Passion for Learning
Wed, Mar. 15, 2017 Session 4: Creating Effective Team Assignments and Student Teams: What, How, and Why
Mon, Mar. 27, 2017 Session 5: Enhancing Teaching – Is That Sufficient? The Critical Role of Students in Their Own Learning
Wed, Mar. 29, 2017 Session 6: Active Teaching = Active Learning: Strategies for Deep Learning and Retention
Wed, Apr. 12, 2017 Session 7: Enabling Students to Think Critically and Problem-Solve
Armory Building, room 428
Interested in offering an online course but not sure where to start? Want to learn how to build lecture videos or how to assess your online students? Need some help with the basic tools of Moodle or Compass?
CITL’s Create Your Own Online Course Workshop is designed to help you identify what is involved in creating an online course, help you get started, and provide resources for getting additional help.
The format of this workshop is flexible to your needs and availability. The entire workshop runs Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, April 3, 4, and 6, from 12:30 to 3:30 PM each day. The workshop will be held in 428 Armory.
The workshop is comprised of 15 sessions, most of which are 30 minutes long. You are welcome to come to as many or as few as you would like. Sign-up for all three afternoons of the workshop (12 hours in total) in order to have an intensive experience, covering all of the bases. Alternatively, you can also pick and choose which topics are of interest to you and attend just for those sessions.
12:30pm - 1pm: Tips from a Veteran Online Faculty
1pm - 1:30pm: Keeping the End in Mind: Designing Your Online Course
1:30pm-2pm: Organizing Your Course Content & Establishing a Weekly Pattern
2pm - 2:15pm: Break
2:15pm-3pm: Crafting Your Syllabus & Learning Objectives
3pm - 3:30pm: Assessing Students Online
Whether as a first-time Teaching Assistant or a seasoned veteran, most teachers eventually face the dreaded mountain of papers. In the frenzy of grading, meaningful (and concise) evaluation and feedback can seem impossible, but don't give up hope. Come to this workshop for an overview of practices for evaluating student writing as well as a discussion of rubrics, forms of feedback, and strategies for speeding up the grading process.
This is a TA-to-TA workshops, run by one of CITL's Graduate Affiliates.
Campus offers a variety of digital tools to support your teaching and learning goals. Click below to get started with the three most commonly used tools. Our consultants can also help you to enhance your course with the effective use of campus supported tools such as Kaltura for streaming media, Publish for web publishing, Digication for ePortfolios, and more.
With new technologies emerging daily, it can be difficult to determine which tools can best support and enhance your teaching and learning. Whether you're teaching fully online, blended, or face-to-face there are tools that can help you actively engage your students and create opportunities for collaboration. Our consultants have the experience and expertise to help you explore the new tool you're considering or recommend the right technology to meet your goals.
The Teaching with Technology Seminar Series focuses on the intersection between new and emerging technologies and best practices in teaching and learning. This free and lively forum features award-winning faculty from across the disciplines sharing teaching strategies and effective uses of technology in the classroom and beyond. The series occurs several times a semester. Please visit our website or calendar for more information.