Workshops are 1-2 hour face-to-face presentations/discussions/activities that are designed to help faculty and staff learn more about teaching and learning. Our workshops are often collaborative endeavors carried out in association with the Faculty Development Committee, Assessment Committee, Diversity Initiative, High Impact Practices Committee and other campus partners.
February: Teaching Technologies
Improving Student Learning in the Biology Lab: A Case Study in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
February 3, 3:00 - 4:00 pm, Washburn B
When students were not performing well on laboratory assignments , Dr. Matt Arterburn and Dr. John Mullican devised alternative ways of preparing their students for the laboratory component of their classes. Matt and John used assessment information to help them understand the gaps in student learning and prepared materials to address these lapses. After they implemented their changes they compared student learning in sections using "traditional" lab preparation methods with student learning in sections which used their new methods. They found significant improvement in student learning in the sections which used their newly devised methods. Matt and John are preparing to publish on their results. This workshop will be presented by Dr. Matt Arterburn and Dr. John Mullican from Biology.
Using Social Media in the Classroom
February 6, 12:00-1:30 pm, TBA
Guest presenter Dr. Michael Wesh from Kansas State University (2008 US Professor of the Year) will meet with a small number of faculty for intimate discussion and workshop on using social media in the classroom.
Flip Your Class
February 12, 3:00-4:30 pm Vogel
By using "flipped classroom" model you use technology to convey content outside of the classroom, freeing up more time for meaningful, interactive activities during class time. Come learn about some of the basic principles of flipping and learn about how several faculty around campus are utilizing the flipped classroom model. We will save plenty of time for discussion.
Teaching Technologies Workshop: Screencasting
February 19, 3:00- 4:30 pm, 206B Mabee
In this workshop you will learn what screencasting is and be briefly introduced to various software tools that can be used for screencasting.
March: On-line and Hybrid Teaching
A Different Creature All Together: Effective Course Design For the On-Line Classes
March 12, 3:00 - 4:00 pm, Vogel
Many of us are asked to teach on-line classes but few of us have ever been shown how to organize and structure our classes effectively for the on-line learning environment. This workshop will talk about the practical challenges of teaching on-line and will offer concrete tips, hints, and guides for creating an effective on-line class.
Teaching Technology Workshop: Using VoiceThread to Create Engaging On-line Discussions
March 26, 3:00-4:00 pm, 206B Mabee
VoiceThread is an app that allows students to easily record a short video comment that can be posted to the LMS. Bringing faces and voices into on-line discussions creates a more personal and engaging way for students to learn to interact, discuss, and participate in the important debates in which you hope they will engage. In this workshop you will be introduced to VoiceThread and will be shown how to create and post VT content.
CTEL Players Present: Diversity Matters
April 9, 3:00-4:00 pm, TBA
Dr. Sharon Sullivan directs the CTEL players in a series of short sketches highlighting issues of diversity that are encountered by faculty, staff, and students across campus. Skits highlight teaching related challenges and classroom practice. Designed to be fun and interactive.
Teaching Technologies Workshop: Podcasting
April 16, 3:00-4:00 pm, 206B Mabee
Students learn in many ways and instructors who use a variety of teaching tools are more likely to engage a larger number of students. Podcasting could be another arrow in your teaching quiver. You can create podcasts of course content or assign students a podcasting assignment. In this workshop you will learn about the tools you will need for podcasting, the elements of an effective podcast, and the steps you need to follow to post a podcast to D2L.