Workshops & Events

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Wednesday
January 30, 2019
It can be difficult to make major changes to your teaching when there are so many demands on your time. This workshop is designed to introduce quick and simple teaching techniques that are effective...
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Nolte Center 140
Thursday
February 7, 2019
Grading exams and problem sets can quickly consume your life, but it doesn't have to! In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn how to effectively use rubrics and answer keys to save time...
12:30pm to 1:30pm
Nolte Center 140
Monday
February 11, 2019
What does it really mean to speak English fluently? In this workshop, you will learn how strategic phrasing and pausing can help you be better understood by listeners. You will have the opportunity...
11:00am to 12:00pm
Walter Room 101
Monday
February 11, 2019
Topic/article: " Will my student evaluations decrease if I adopt an active learning instructional strategy? ” published in American Journal of Physics . The authors surveyed 431 instructors who took...
12:00pm to 1:00pm
In-person & Online
Wednesday
February 13, 2019
This workshop will introduce you to the “aligned” or “integrated” course design approach, popularized by J. Biggs, C. Tang and D. Fink, among others. You will be able to apply aligned course design...
12:30pm to 1:30pm
Appleby Hall Room 3
Wednesday
February 20, 2019
Students don't arrive in your classrooms as empty slates - rather, they bring with them many ideas, thoughts, and beliefs about the topics in your courses. In this workshop, we will discuss how this...
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Nolte Center 140
Thursday
February 21, 2019
This webinar is designed to help faculty who have little to no experience teaching in an active learning classroom (ALC) prep. We will discuss the advantages of using active learning classrooms and...
8:00am to 9:00am
Online
Tuesday
February 26, 2019
Writing to Learn (WTL) activities embedded in course activities and in homework assignments work to engage students in the work of becoming critical learners whether they are new to a discipline or...
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Online
Thursday
February 28, 2019
In Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die (2008), Chip and Dan Heath present a simple framework for increasing the chances that presentations are understood, remembered, and have a...
12:30pm to 1:30pm
Nolte Center 140
Monday
March 4, 2019
Listeners in U.S. academia expect speakers to emphasize the important words in their presentations. If you neglect this, or do it incorrectly, your audience may lose focus and quit listening. In this...
11:00am to 12:00pm
Walter 402
Monday
March 4, 2019
This webinar will open with a segment on inclusive design principles, then focus ways to structure two common activities – discussions, team-based learning – to support inclusive learning and...
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Online
Wednesday
March 6, 2019
Learn about a research-based framework for designing your course with less content and more student learning.
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Online
Monday
March 11, 2019
Topic/article: “ Improving analytical reasoning and argument understanding: a quasi-experimental field study of argument visualization ” published in Science of Learning . The authors designed a...
1:00pm to 2:00pm
In-person & Online
Tuesday
March 12, 2019
This workshop will expand your repertoire of discussion strategies appropriate for both large and small classes, as well as reduce the likelihood of students talking too much (or too little).
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Nolte Center 140
Tuesday
March 26, 2019
This workshop is for those who are new to teaching, new to teaching in the US, or who are new to using active learning strategies. The participants will experience some basic active learning...
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Nolte Center 140
Wednesday
March 27, 2019
A typical course has a number of digital elements, including documents, readings, course websites, videos and slides. Digital accessibility refers to the ability of these elements to be easily...
12:00pm to 1:15pm
Online
Tuesday
April 2, 2019
This workshop is designed to help faculty who have little to no experience teaching in an active learning classroom (ALC) prep. We will discuss the advantages of using active learning classrooms and...
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location TBD
Wednesday
April 3, 2019
Teaching online and using online course management systems to teach face-to-face requires instructors to take on different roles in order to facilitate meaningful learning experiences. In addition to...
12:30pm to 1:30pm
Online
Wednesday
April 10, 2019
Have you heard the term "flipped classroom" and wondered what this practice is and how it might relate to your own teaching? This workshop explores the concept of the flipped classroom and considers...
12:30pm to 1:30pm
Appleby Hall Room 3
Thursday
April 11, 2019
Learn how to use 5 tools for teaching critical thinking: 1) Bloom’s Taxonomy to define critical thinking; 2) Angelo & Cross’s Classroom Assessment Techniques to promote critical thinking in small...
12:30pm to 1:30pm
Nolte Center 140
Monday
April 15, 2019
***New workshop topic*** Words are only part of the message; your tone of voice communicates volumes in U.S. academic settings. Learn how intonation (voice variation) may influence your interaction...
11:00am to 12:00pm
Walter Library 101
Thursday
April 18, 2019
Expand your repertoire of basic discussion tips, strategies, and tools guaranteed to actively engage students representing diverse backgrounds and knowledge levels in your class. This webinar is...
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Online
Tuesday
April 23, 2019
Topic/article: “ Best Practices Framework for Online Faculty Professional Development: A Delphi Study ” published in Online Learning Journal . In this article the authors used the Delphi Method, a...
11:00am to 12:00pm
In-person & Online
Wednesday
May 29, 2019
Topic/article: “ How Visual Displays Affect Cognitive Processing ” published in Educational Psychology Review . The authors describe common types of visual displays and the ways each influence...
11:00am to 12:00pm
In-person & Online