Workshops & Events

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Monday
August 20, 2018
Evidence-based strategies for designing an effective team project, forming and supporting teams, and assessing team output.
8:00am to 9:00am
Online
Monday
August 20, 2018
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...
9:30am to 10:30am
Online
Tuesday
August 21, 2018
Learn about a research-based framework for designing your course with less content and more student learning.
8:00am to 9:00am
Online
Tuesday
August 21, 2018
Low stakes writing tasks embedded in course activities and in homework assignments provide students with regular, guided practice in becoming critical learners whether they are new to a discipline or...
9:30am to 10:30am
Online
Wednesday
August 22, 2018
Session participants will review and apply key instructional practices that promote student mental health and still maintain academic rigor.
8:00am to 9:00am
Online
Wednesday
August 22, 2018
When students give feedback on teaching, it can be vague and contradictory. In this webinar, we will discuss mechanisms for soliciting quality feedback from students, both during and at the end of...
9:30am to 10:30am
Online
Wednesday
August 29, 2018
This interactive workshop will examine both how to prevent unnecessary student stress and how to respond to students in distress. It will provide participants an opportunity to consider the evidence...
9:00am to 9:50am
CSOM 2-219
Wednesday
August 29, 2018
Learning sciences research indicates that students best retain and apply information when they build connections to new information and have practice retrieving it. In order to do this in our courses...
9:00am to 9:50am
CSOM 2-215
Wednesday
August 29, 2018
How can you make lecturing an effective and responsive way to teach? This session focuses on an approach for active lecturing that combines strategies for planning the overarching structure of a...
9:00am to 9:50am
CSOM 2-213
Wednesday
August 29, 2018
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...
10:00am to 10:50am
CSOM 2-213
Wednesday
August 29, 2018
Staff from the Office for Community Standards will share information about how to address scholastic dishonesty and problematic behavior in the classroom that may disrupt the teaching and learning...
10:00am to 10:50am
CSOM 2-215
Wednesday
August 29, 2018
For both instructors and students, the first day of class is often full of anxieties that can distract and prevent us from focusing on the essential tasks of teaching and learning. Moreover, few...
11:00am to 11:50am
CSOM 2-215
Wednesday
August 29, 2018
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...
11:00am to 11:50am
CSOM 2-213
Wednesday
August 29, 2018
Multilingual and international students may sometimes seek extra support in their learning process, such as asking for extra time on tests or the use of a dictionary during an assessment. In this...
11:00am to 11:50am
CSOM 2-219
Thursday
August 30, 2018
Would you use more team-based writing in your courses if you and students had resources for managing projects successfully? In this session, the presenters will share evidence-based resources and...
9:00am to 9:50am
CSOM 2-219
Thursday
August 30, 2018
When students give feedback on teaching, it can be vague and contradictory. In this workshop, we will discuss mechanisms for soliciting quality feedback from students, both during and at the end of...
9:00am to 9:50am
CSOM 2-213
Thursday
August 30, 2018
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...
9:00am to 9:50am
CSOM 2-215
Thursday
August 30, 2018
Multiple choice exams are easy-to-score assessments that work well for large classes and other pedagogical situations. Writing effective multiple choice questions can be challenging for even the most...
10:00am to 10:50am
CSOM 2-219
Thursday
August 30, 2018
Research indicates that instructor credibility depends on the extent to which s/he shows confidence during the first class meeting. A large part of confidence is based on using one's voice to project...
10:00am to 10:50am
CSOM 2-215
Thursday
August 30, 2018
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...
10:00am to 10:50am
CSOM 2-213
Thursday
August 30, 2018
Students from all disciplines are asked to “think critically” about their subjects, but do they know what instructors are seeking? Although critical thinking is highly regarded in academia and the...
11:00am to 11:50am
CSOM 2-213
Thursday
August 30, 2018
You've been using the topic-subtopic, outline-like slide design for years. But did you know that this practice violates the principles of multimedia learning theory? What can you do instead? It's all...
11:00am to 11:50am
CSOM 2-215
Friday
August 31, 2018
In this interactive session, new teaching assistants will be introduced to key policies, including policies related to FERPA, working with students with disabilities, the student code of conduct, and...
9:00am to 10:45am
Room 114 Bruininks Hall
Monday
September 24, 2018
Did you know that North American vowels form a type of “elevator?” Understanding how this elevator works will help you distinguish how North American vowels are different from vowels in your native...
11:00am to 12:00pm
Location TBD
Monday
October 29, 2018
Perhaps you’re wondering where the “accent” goes in English words. For example, why do we say “a MAKE-up test," but then “to make-UP a test”? Why do we say “HIStory” but the “accent” changes for “...
11:00am to 12:00pm
Location TBD
Monday
November 26, 2018
Do listeners sometimes misunderstand you when you try to use the words “can” or “can’t?” What gives North American speech its particular “music,” and why is this important when communicating with...
11:00am to 12:00pm
Location TBD
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
Location TBD
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
Location TBD
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
Location TBD